What is ReMBC
Rural eMentoring BC connects rural high school students to post-secondary Health Sciences students across the province. eMentees and eMentors come together on our MentorCity platform to discuss current high school and future post-secondary opportunities. Over the course of one academic semester, eMentors and eMentees engage with a semi-structured online curriculum called “Personal Quest”. The Quest is divided into activities comprised of videos, games, and readings. All communication between eMentors and eMentees takes place on our platform.
Who are eMentees
eMentees are youth in grades 8–12 living and studying in rural BC communities. Youth join the program because they’re already interested in Health Sciences, as a part of a class, or participating in other youth programming. Their interests in Health Sciences and post-secondary vary. We pair eMentees and eMentors based on their personal and career goals as well as entry an interview and survey.
Who are eMentors
eMentors are postsecondary Health Sciences students, from diverse cultural backgrounds. They join the program from all parts of the province. Their main role as eMentors is to provide an opportunity for mentees to dialogue; they provide another support system for youth as they learn the tools to navigate the world. eMentors spend a semester introducing youth to Health Science careers by holding space for youth on our online platform. eMentors commit a few hours every week to discussing topics like study habits, allyship, goal setting, and postsecondary planning with eMentees.
What to expect from eMentoring
Rural eMentoring relationship is low commitment and high fulfillment. What makes it fulfilling is what eMentors and eMentee choose to do. They can get through the activities in each unit only bonding over words or they can bring all of themselves into that space sharing related stories and lessons.The Rural eMentoring BC team is the point of contact between eMentors, teachers, and the broader school communities. We know the curriculum and can discuss activities with them. We navigate the platform and can guide them to make best use of it. We coordinate all aspects of the program and would to accommodate and provide the best experience for eMentees, eMentors, their educators, families, and communities.
ReMBC is the latest evolution of Aboriginal eMentoring BC. eMentoring BC was originally funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (2010-14) and is now funded by the Rural Education Action Plan (REAP). It is coordinated from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia.
Steps to becoming an eMentor:
- Visit us at eMentoringBC.com to learn more about our program.
- Email us at e.mentoring@UBC.ca to let us know you’re interested.
- Receive welcome package, link to create a profile on our partner platform MentorCity, and link to complete free Criminal Record Check.
1) Complete and submit a Criminal Record Check (CRC). For those requiring a CRC to be completed, they can be completed through ReMBC online and free of charge. Follow this link: https://justice.gov.bc.ca/eCRC/home.htm
Access code: A4M257CD8U
2) Provide your contact information and the contact information for 2 references (professional, academic, or volunteer work) to email@example.com. For students currently enrolled in a program that requires a CRC or professionals in a position requiring a CRC, have your supervisor confirm and sign the Expedited Screening Form and submit to ReMBC
3) Create your account with MentorCity: www.mentorcity.com/rembc.
Please be sure to fill the information requested to the best of your ability as information is used to match you to an eMentee
4) Participate in a brief phone interview
5) Matching takes place at the beginning of either high school semester. Training will be sent two weeks prior to matching.
If you have any questions about how to apply, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, call at 604 827 4197 or 604 827 4753
For more information about the program, please see the eMentor welcome package here.
Phone: 604-827-4197 or 604-827-4753