Mentorship

BHSc Mentorship Program

Mentoring the next generation of leaders

The mission of the BHSc Mentorship Program is to facilitate and enable positive mentor relationships between volunteer University of Calgary faculty members and interested BHSc students.

 

By providing students with a professional contact, the program gives them the opportunity to interact with seasoned professionals, to gain insight into their career path of interest, and to learn things they may not learn during the regular course of their academic career. A mentor’s time, wisdom, and experience are invaluable to this program.

A mentor MAY provide....

  • Introductions to people who can help you achieve your goals
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Advice about networking in the university setting
  • Insider's view of the university and career potentials
  • Research opportunities

An online Student Registration link will be sent to all BHSc students in September.

Interested students will be matched with mentors based on broad research interests that are shared by both mentor and student.

Pairing of registered students with available mentors will begin in September. 

If interested, please review the Student Guidelines at the link below, preferably BEFORE you sign up for the program.
Questions or concerns, please contact the following individuals:

Tharwat Skeik at tharwat.skeik@ucalgary.ca or call 403-210-6422.

 

BHSc Mentors in the News

Dr. Aru Narendran

Vaccine innovation targets high-risk childhood cancers

Dr. Aru Narendran, is a pediatric oncology physician working with a team to develop a novel therapeutic vaccine approach for treating high-risk, difficult-to-treat childhood cancers, including vaccines that elicit an immune response against stubborn tumour cells.

Kellner

Dr. James Kellner awarded AMA Medal for Distinguished Service

The AMA Medal for Distinguished Service recognizes physicians who have made an outstanding personal contribution to the medical profession, to the people of Alberta and has contributed to the art and science of medicine while raising the standards of medical practice.

Turin Chowdhury

UCalgary community members honoured at prestigious Calgary Awards

Dr. Turin Chowdhury, PhD, a mentor in the BHSc Mentorship Program, is awarded the Education Award at this year's Calgary Awards.

BHSc mentor

Dr. Chowdhury

It was simply mind-blowing to see the passion of community engaged research in our undergrad students Tobi and Salma. Also, their dedication to do something meaningful in the community and approach towards learning/preparing for research inspired me to be a better researcher, teacher, and mentor.

Dr. Chowdhury

Associate Professor