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Through sharing of cultural tradition and values, the BMO Aboriginal Peer Mentorship Program provides peer-to-peer mentorship experiences for Aboriginal students at Mount Royal University. Recognizing the importance of supporting students as they transition into university, this program empowers both the mentor and mentee to establish relationships and hone their academic skills through education, culture, community and wellness.

Commitment:
25 hours per semester
Training Requirement: 4 days of training, offered in June and December (provided)
Recruitment Period: Ongoing - Mentors are referred by faculty and staff on campus and are required to complete an application package.

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Learning Peers use active learning strategies to help students review and practice course-specific content while modelling and supporting good study skills in a friendly and encouraging environment.

Commitment: 2 hour per week (minimum)
Training Requirement: Online modules (4 hours) and an in-person training day (6 hours) (provided)
Recruitment Period: March (to begin volunteering in the fall semester); November (to begin volunteering in the winter semester)
Apply at mru.ca/plp

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MAPS Peer Mentors provide peer-to-peer mentorship experiences for first-year students at Mount Royal University. Recognizing the importance of supporting students as they transition into university, this program empowers both the mentor and mentee to establish relationships and hone their academic skills through education, culture, community and wellness.


Commitment:
2 hours per week
Training Requirement: Two days training (14 hours); On-going training (provided)
Recruitment Period: Primarily February/March, and ongoing. Apply at mru.ca/peermentorship 

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Camp Coordinators provide leadership and managerial skills in organizing and delivering an educational camp for Indigenous youth. Coordinators are responsible for recruiting, planning and organizing of the camp, through which they develop administrative and leadership experience in addition to youth work.

Commitment: ~35 hours per week (for select weeks) 

Recruitment Period: February/March


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For this one-day event, New Student Registration volunteers help incoming students with registering for their first-year courses, while providing a warm welcome to the Mount Royal community.

Commitment:
One day (4-8 hours)

Training Requirement: 2 hours of training (provided)

Recruitment Period: March/April

 

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Peer Leaders are experienced Learning Peers who take on a more extensive leadership role within the Peer Learning Program. As senior members of the team, they support Learning Peers through coaching, helping with training, communicating program information, and planning recognition and community-building events.

Commitment: 2 hours per week as a Learning Peer, 3 hours per week for leader duties

Training Requirement: Peer Leader training (two half-days) (provided)

Recruitment Period: By invitation.

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Student Success Ambassadors facilitate creative and engaging peer outreach programming. They raise awareness about the services on campus, and engage students in talking about their experience and barriers to their success. They support self-advocacy skills, and help to reduce stigma around seeking help.

Commitment: ~2-3 hours per week; plus, ~4-6 hours per week during peak registration weeks only

Training Requirement: 2 days prior to the Fall semester (provided)

Recruitment Period: March

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Workshop Leaders work in collaboration with Student Learning Services and the Iniskim Centre to co-facilitate workshops throughout the fall and winter semesters. Workshops include information about time management, study skills, academic writing and referencing, leadership, and applying for scholarships.

Commitment: Approximately 6 hours per semester

Training Requirement: 4 hours WLS facilitator training (provided)

Recruitment Period: Ongoing - Students are referred to, or approached by, the Student Success Coordinator in Iniskim

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Workshop Leaders are 3rd and 4th-year students who facilitate four workshop modules about specific grammar rules and help students learn how to edit their own papers.

Commitment: 12-20 hours workshop facilitation per semester

Training Requirement: 6 hours WLS facilitator training (provided); August-September, January

Recruitment Period: Ongoing, as needed


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Wellness

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PHEs raise awareness and educate their peers about health issues through initiatives such as outreach events.

Commitment: 2-5 hours per week

Training Requirement: Two full days in the Fall, plus additional training through the year (provided)

Recruitment Period: February – March

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P2PMHEs help combat stigma, promote positive mental health, and educate fellow students on topics surrounding mental health and illness.

Commitment: 2-6 hours per week

Training Requirement:

Two full days in the Fall, plus additional training through the year (provided)

Recruitment Period: February – March


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Stepping Up is a peer facilitated dating violence prevention program. Stepping Up Facilitators develop topics for discussion related to relationships, facilitating these discussions during a prevention weekend, and supporting other students as they complete brief community projects.

Commitment: 4 weekends

Training Requirement: Two full days in the Fall

Recruitment Period: February/March


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Community 

 

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The Co-op Student Ambassador will assist in enhancing the co-op brand on campus and building a co-op student community. The Co-op Student Ambassador will report directly to the assigned Co-op coordinators/mentor/trainer.

Commitment: 3 hours over 1-2 shifts/week between 8:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Training Requirement: 5 days over two weeks (provided)

Recruitment Period: April/May

 

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The NAPI Program is designed for Aboriginal Youth, ages 13-24. NAPI Ambassadors empower and inspire Aboriginal youth to realize their own potential in order to become emerging leaders of today and tomorrow. They facilitate workshops and/or campus tours are hosted on campus throughout the year, and visits Indigenous communities and high schools in Calgary and the surrounding area. 

Commitment: 10 hours per week

Training Requirement: Role-specific training (provided) (Summer)

Recruitment Period: Ongoing


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As a New Student Orientation Leader, you will be part of a highly functional team dedicated to the success of incoming students. This is a great opportunity for you to refine your leadership skills and meet other fantastic Mount Royal students. There are a variety of roles that you can select based on your interests and strengths.

Commitment: ~4-16 hours during Fall Orientation; ~4-8 hours for Winter Orientation

Training Requirement: Two full days in August for Fall Orientation (provided); One full day in January for Winter Orientation (provided)

Recruitment Period: February/March for Fall Orientation; November/December for Winter Orientation


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Peer Interfaith Educators model what relationships across faith differences can look like. This volunteer program allows students to engage issues related to pluralism, spirituality and religion.

Commitment: 1-2 hours per week

Training Requirement: Two full days in the Fall (September, and ongoing)

Recruitment Period: March/April


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Peer Social Justice Leaders develop knowledge about social justice and meaningful inclusion issues. They actively work toward making the campus community a more inclusive and respectful space, particularly for marginalized members of the community. They facilitate peer-based social justice education opportunities on campus, including planning events, raising awareness, advocating for social change. For more information and to apply, visit the Peer Social Justice Education webpage.

Commitment: 2-5 hours per week        

Training Requirement: Two full days in the Fall (September, and ongoing)

Recruitment Period:  February-March

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RAC is a student lead organization that creates and facilitates events for students living in residence. RAC provides a premier training ground for the development of student leaders

Commitment: ~2 hours per week

Training Requirement: none

Recruitment Period: September


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Resident Advisors are part-time student staff members who live within a residence community and provide leadership, resources, and support to students while ensuring a safe and respectful residence experience for everyone.

Commitment: 15 hours per week (live-in position)

Training Requirement: 12 days (provided)

Recruitment Period: January/February


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Summer Resident Advisors are part-time student staff members who live within a residence community and provide leadership, resources, and support to students while ensuring a safe and respectful residence experience for everyone.

Commitment: 15 hours per week (live-in position)

Training Requirement: 1 day (provided) (May), First Aid Certification (not provided)

Recruitment Period: January/February


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Stepping Up is a peer facilitated dating violence prevention program. Stepping Up Facilitators develop topics for discussion related to relationships, facilitating these discussions during a prevention weekend, and supporting other students as they complete brief community projects.

Commitment: 4 weekends

Training Requirement: Two full days in the Fall

Recruitment Period: February/March


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Citizenship

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Indspire is an Indigenous-led registered charity that invests in the education of Indigenous people for the long term benefit of these individuals, their families and communities, and Canada. Student Regional Representatives are hired in every major post-secondary institution and deliver workshops and information sessions on Indspire scholarships, awards and bursaries. SRR also guide students in the creation of their applications and share their personal stories and barriers they have overcome in the pursuit of higher education.