Become a Mentor

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!

The 2024-2025 bids are now open!

You can register for the webinars on December 1 and December 8, 2023 to find out more!

Why become an InitiaSciences mentor?

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.


during five workshops offered free of charge to our mentors by experts affiliated with Scientifines andAcfas, among others.


Develop skills

in scientific communication, teaching, coaching, team and project management, thanks to a unique experience in Quebec.

How to become a mentor?


Mentor's Guide

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

2. Pedagogy

Dynamic and instructive workshop.

Presented by Valérie Bilodeau, Executive Director of Les Scientifines.

April 18, 2023

Workshops 3 to 5

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For the year 2023, we are honored to have two partners contribute to the training of our mentors: