GUIDING FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES
I am very excited and grateful to have the opportunity to mentor others. I see it as a way to give back to humanity.
I have worked officially as a mentor at Memorial University. The university appointed me to advise three students. Supervised by Brad Elliot, a Students' Affairs Officer at Grenfell campus, Memorial University, I met with the students regularly and monitored their academic and personal growth. I was also an official mentor in the graduate programme of the University of Calgary. I guided new graduate students and provided feedback on their projects. Currently, I am a Climate Hub Mentor at the University of British Columbia. I join weekly discussions and advise on climate change projects.
Nonetheless, the bulk of my mentorship work has been unofficial. I have mentored students from Africa, the Caribbean, North America and South America on a wide range of academic, research and administrative issues, including admission, scholarships, policy projects and immigration. The testimonials of some of my mentees are below.
As part of mentorship, I have also helped and hope to continue providing support to fellow young scholars and graduate students. To do so, I have decided to make available some drafts of my publication, admission and scholarship documents. The documents were effective in diverse ways. For instance, the scholarship applications were successful; I received offers and invitations based on the admission applications; and the replies to the reviewers were convincing, so the articles were accepted and published.