Peer Education

What is a Peer Diversity Educator?

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Every month, you can learn about inclusion and social justice issues through events and displays created by the Peer Diversity Education Program, and presented by specially trained students called Peer Educators.  Peer Diversity Educators raise awareness about topics that impact inclusion, equity, and the fostering of safe, respectful, and flourishing communities.Get the information you need from knowledgeable people you can relate to – your fellow students.

As a Peer Educator, you will:

  • Present topics in an engaging and mindful manner
  • Attend and organize special events and awareness weeks, often in collaboration with other departments and organizations on and/or off campus (e.g. the Iniskim Centre, Student Support Services, the SAMRU, various student clubs, various Faculties, etc.)
  • Attend conferences and leadership webinars
  • Learn about inclusion and social justice issues through events and displays created by the Peer Diversity and Peer Health programs.

Peer Diversity Educators raise awareness about how inequity impacts our communities, and how intersectional social justice methods can help to:

  • create respectful and meaningfully inclusive campus communities
  • undo stereotypes
  • address and mitigate various forms of oppression
  • provide information about access to resources, and make resources more accessible to marginalized peoples
  • Get the information you need from knowledgeable people you can relate to – your fellow students.
     

Applications for Peer Diversity Educators are now CLOSED for the 2017-18 academic year. We encourage you to check back in spring 2018 for more opportunities.


Contact

Rosalee Averin, B.A. Hons., M.A.
Inclusive Education and Progamming Coordinator
I143A
403.440.5520
raverin@mtroyal.ca