NSERC Chair for
Women in Science & Engineering

Agriculture Mentorship Program

The Agriculture Mentorship Program began in the 2017-2018 academic year, and is modelled after the success of its sister program, the CIPWIE Engineering Mentorship Program.

This program is the first of its kind in Manitoba, and carefully and specifically matches university student mentees to mentors with relevant expertise and compatible mentoring goals. The student-led initiative introduces students to the structure and environment of the professional world in a supportive community. Students have the opportunity to explore their career goals, network with women in the field and develop new skills with the guidance of their mentors.


Applications for the 2019-2020 Program are Now Closed.

New for the 2019-2020 program, a registration fee of $20 will apply to all successful participants. Successful applicants will be limited to 40 mentors and 20 student mentees. Successful applicants will be matched in groups of 2 mentors to 1 student based on career goals, area of expertise, and other mutual interests. Preference will be given to students who are in the last two years of their program and have not previously participated in the program.

Mentees should be:
Mentee Application Deadline: Tuesday, September 22nd

Mentors should be:
Mentor Application Deadline: Tuesday, September 17th


The program runs from September through April. Mentees and mentors are encouraged to meet regularly within their small groups over the 8-month period. Throughout the program, there are also several structured events that bring together all program participants. Each event includes activities that are intended to promote conversation and networking in a comfortable environment, and often explore a specific learning objective.

A kick-off was held on October 7, 2019 and a wrap-up event is being formally organized for late March 2020.

Meet the Mentors

Learn more about some of the mentors who are participating in the Agriculture Mentorship Program