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BISC Mentorship Program


Bader International Study CentreThe BISC Mentorship Program aims to ease the transition of students from their first year of study at the Bader International Study Centre (BISC) to their second year at Queen's University's Kingston campus. Each returning BISC student is paired with an upper-year mentor who attended the BISC in their first year, and has since completed their second year of studies at the Kingston campus. Mentors offer a support network by being informed community members that facilitate and encourage positivity and reduce anxiety by hosting activities, providing guidance, and encouraging social interaction.

BISC students coming to main campus for the first time are encouraged to participate in and take advantage of this program to integrate into their new community. Students often face a number of hurdles coming to Queen’s Kingston campus part-way through their academic journey: disconnection with other students in their program, not knowing Queen’s traditions, acronyms commonly used over campus, and not knowing what services, clubs and networks are available to them. The BISC Mentorship Program is designed to help address many of those hurdles, and help students transition smoothly to their next three years at Queen's.


Meet the 2017-2018 Mentors

The BISC mentors are a select group of student leaders who attended the BISC in their first year of undergraduate studies and have completed their second year of undergraduate studies at Queen's University's Kingston campus. They know what it is like to familiarize themselves with a new campus and university environment. They understand the amazing year you just experienced, and they really are eager to make sure everyone has a fantastic second year of university. ?

Maddy DarrachMadilyn Darrach headshot

Program: 4th year Political Studies major, Religious Studies minor

Campus Life: Queen's Bands, Queen's Model Parliament

Email Maddy

Megan Kenney Megan Kenney headshot

Program: 4th year Psychology major, Biology minor

Campus Life: Newman House, Queen's Model Parliament, NeuGeneration Conference

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Raechel Mills Raechel Mills headshot

Program: 3rd year Film & Media major, Psychology minor

Campus Life: University Orientation Media Team.

Email Raechel

Carleigh Milburn Carleigh Milburn headshot

Program: 3rd year Global Development major, Geography minor; Concurrent Education

Campus Life: Orientation Leader, Queen's Internship Program for Global Development

Email Carleigh

Serena Lowery Serena Lowery headshot

Program: 4th year History major, English minor

Campus Life: Newman House, Queen's Improv Club

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Tess Wittmann Tess Wittman headshot

Program: 3rd year Global Development major, Spanish minor

Campus Life: Women's Ultimate Frisbee, Intramurals, Queen's Development and Peace

Email Tess

Sara Cecile? Sara Cecile headshot

Program: 3rd year Environmental Sciences major, Global Development minor

Campus Life: Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre, Quen's Native Student Association, Slam Poetry, Queen's Backing Action on Climate Change

Email Sara

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