On October 24th, the Kinesiology Mentorship Program celebrated 9 years of mentorship, and hosted its annual kick-off event celebration at Cecil Green Park House, sponsored by AlumniUBC.
The Kinesiology Mentorship Program brings together senior student mentees and alumni mentors over a five-month period, to engage in career building experiences, develop professional skills, expand their networks and explore their personal and professional identities.
This year’s cohort of 22 mentees features students pursuing Health Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies, ranging from 2nd to 4th year. Together, they have been paired with alumni mentors that include graduate students in Medicine, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy as well as a wide variety of industry professionals in some of the following areas: Kinesiology/Movement Specialists, Rehabilitation, Sport Management, Sport Coaching, Exercise Physiology, and Chiropractic.
The event began by welcoming 22 alumni back on campus; many of whom have been mentoring in the program for 3 years or more. In true UBC Kinesiology style, a heightened level of energy and enthusiasm was sustained throughout as alumni reconnected with former classmates, mentoring pairs exchanged stories with each other over dinner and program participants got to know each other better by participating in a fun and interactive game of speed networking.
The Kinesiology Mentorship Program runs from October to March annually. For more information on the Program, click here.