Recruiting Mentees for the Mentorship Programme for Black, Indigenous and Racialized Graduate Students

Are you a graduate student in sociology interested in gaining additional support in your academic and professional development?

Do you seek mentorship to progress professionally?

Do you experience barriers that are not being addressed by your current support systems in graduate school?

The Canadian Sociological Association’s (CSA) Student Mentorship Programme Committee invites Masters and PhD sociology graduate students to apply as mentees in a mentorship program for Black, Indigenous and racialized graduate students.

What will mentorship involve?


  • The mentorship relationship will run from October 2020 to May 2021
  • The Mentorship Programme Committee will pair mentors and mentees with aligning experiences and vision for the program
  • Virtual meetings will be held in October and January for all participants and the committee will monitor and support the mentees and mentors during the programme
  • During this period, the mentor and mentee should meet (videocall, phone, or in-person) at least five times or as mutually determined
  • At least two of the meetings should be devoted to discussing professional development (such as publishing, presenting, applying for funding, preparing for the job market, carrying out a mock interview, mounting a course, applying for post-docs etc.)
  • The mentor is expected to provide feedback on at least one professional development item (e.g., a draft publication, a draft presentation, a funding application, an application for a job or post-doctoral fellowship)
  • Additional contact as agreed upon by the mentor/mentee (e.g., discussions on shared intellectual interests etc.)
  • The programme will conclude with an in-person or virtual retreat for all mentees and mentors focused on professional and scholarly development

If you would like additional information or wish to apply for this program please contact by August 18, 2020.

Please note:
Mentees must be members of the Canadian Sociological Association in good standing.
Learn more about CSA membership  CSA membership
Thank you for considering this opportunity.

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