Call for Applicants: PHL1 Assistant Peer Mentor

Published: August 3, 2017

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What is PHL1?

The PHL1 program is a new program offered by the Department of Philosophy created for the purpose of fostering an interest in philosophy within a community of likeminded 1st year students enrolled in PHL100Y1 or PHL101Y1.

Students in the PHL1 program will meet bi-weekly on Mondays from 3:00-4:30 in room 418 of the Jackman Humanities Building.  The meetings will be led by the Peer Mentor (PM) and Assistant Peer Mentor (APM). Topics and activities for these meetings will vary at the discretion of the PM and APM, but may include the following: workshops on “Reading and Writing Philosophy”, meetings/gatherings with faculty members and grad students, field trips to a Law Firm or the ROM, or even just a fun afternoon at Snakes and Lattes.

What is the role of the Assistant Peer Mentor?

The Assistant Peer Mentor (APM) will work under the direction of the Peer Mentor and the Undergraduate Administrator. The APM will:

  • attend all bi-weekly meetings of the PHL1 group
  • refer mentees to services at UofT as necessary
  • co-ordinate bi-weekly activities with the Peer Mentor
  • create a fun, safe and engaging atmosphere for student’s registered in PHL1

What are the requirements for the Assistant Peer Mentorship?

The Assistant Peer mentor must:

  • be a student registered in a Philosophy or Bioethics Major or Specialist for 2017-18 Fall/Winter session
  • have a strong interest in Philosophy
  • be familiar with the University of Toronto rules as well as the academic and non-academic services available to undergraduate students

How do I apply?

Applicants for the Assistant Peer Mentor position should email a resume and a short statement to me ( by Friday, August 18th. The short piece (less than 200 words) should indicate why you want to be the APM and why you are best suited for the position.

The applicant selected for the APM will be given an honorarium of $400 to be paid in 2 installments (December and April) based on completion of the assigned tasks.