Become an InitiaSciences mentor
Are you a master's, doctoral or post-doctoral student? Do you like to pass on knowledge and share your passion for your discipline? Do you want to be part of a unique mentoring experience? Join the team and become one of our mentors!
Communicating and sharing
your passion for science, your profession as a researcher, to allow young people to accomplish themselves, to awaken their curiosity and to arouse vocations.
in scientific communication, teaching, coaching, team and project management, thanks to a unique experience in Quebec.
How to become a mentor?
Let us know if you are interested by filling out this form. We will then send you an invitation to attend one of our introductory webinars. The role of a mentor will be presented in more detail, as well as the next steps to take. You can also consult our Mentor's Guideand our FAQ.
Who can become a mentor? What is the mentoring project? How do you provide a positive and motivating environment for your mentees? Our Mentor's Guide answers all of these questions in detail! You will also find many tips to help you throughout the mentoring process, as well as the training schedule.
Mentor Code of Conduct
It is essential that you read and sign our code of conduct to become an InitiaSciences mentor.
2023 training calendar
The actual timetable for the 2024-2025 cohort of the project will be published shortly, but will look something like this.
All mentors will be trained free of charge by our team and partners in five mandatory workshops on pedagogy, science communication, ethics, diversity and inclusion.
The 2022 workshops will take place from early April to mid-JuneOne to two 1.5 to 2 hour workshops per month (online).
1. Introduction & preparation of the mentoring project
Workshop in the form of a round table with 2022-2023 mentors (Léa Marpeaux, André Beaudoin and Léo Guiramand).
Presented by Liliana Potes (Research Project Coordinator, InitiaSciences team).
April 14, 2023
Dynamic and instructive workshop.
Presented by Valérie Bilodeau, Executive Director of Les Scientifines.
April 18, 2023
Workshops 3 to 5
For the year 2023, we are honored to have two partners contribute to the training of our mentors: