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Peer Helpers

Lassonde's Peer Helpers

Lassonde's Peer Helper Program is a peer support service that assists new students to make a smooth transition into university life at the Lassonde School of Engineering.

Our aim is to provide a positive and encouraging community that supports the academic and personal development of Lassonde students. Peer Helpers interact with new students by sharing their experiences and by providing referrals to various campus resources. Peer Helpers also host a variety of events and workshops directed toward personal and professional development, as well as student engagement.

Request a Peer Helper:

If you are a new student and would like to connect with a Peer Helper, please email

Find us on social media & Campus Groups:

Instagram: @Lassonde_peerhelpers


Campus Groups:

Interested in becoming a Peer Helper?

Becoming a Peer Helper at Lassonde is a great way to get involved in our community. As a Peer Helper, you will have the opportunity to foster your personal and professional development and work closely with Lassonde clubs and organizations, fellow peers, faculty and staff. This volunteer experience makes a great addition to your resume and can be referenced on job applications. Above all, you will be making a difference in the lives of fellow students!

We are currently recruiting new Peer Helpers for the 2020-2021 academic year. All students currently enrolled as a full-time student in an undergraduate degree offered through the Lassonde School of Engineering are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please visit:

Positions Available:

Academic Program Representatives: 

  • Civil Engineering

  • Computer Engineering

  • Computer Science

  • Computer Security

  • Digital Media

  • Earth and Atmospheric Science

  • Electrical Engineering

  • Geomatics Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Software Engineering

  • Space Engineering

Role Description:

  • To participate in Lassonde’s Academic Orientation events and provide support to New Student Enrollment engagement activities throughout the summer (Bootcamp).

  • To provide Peer Mentoring to first year students through email or chat, as requested.

  • To represent Lassonde’s student community in-person and on social media, as requested.

  • To offer campus tours and provide support to guests and visitors as needed (ie. School Visits)

  • Provide additional support to Lassonde Engagement Events (Third Thursdays, First-year check-ins & student workshops etc.)

  • To create events and workshops throughout the academic year as development opportunities for current students (Technical Skill workshops, Prof talks, Renaissance Café’s, Club Fairs. Etc.)

  • To collaborate as a team to plan interdisciplinary events or challenges (ie. Lassonde Games)

  • To attend outreach and recruitment events, as required (Fall Campus Day, Spring Open House)

  • To represent an assigned academic discipline and liaise with the academic Department and Program Chair to support student community.


Mental Health Lassonde Student Leaders: 

  • To continue the Mental Health Lassonde initiative

  • Plan and facilitate Third Thursday Stressbuster events (monthly)

  • Engage students and promote Mental Health awareness to student community.

  • Plan additional events focused on Mental Health awareness and strategies for students (ie. Bell Let’s Talk day)

  • Knowledge of YorkU resources for students concerning Mental Health and Wellness

  • Participate in Lassonde Orientation events, as requested.


Lassonde International Student Representatives: 

*Must be international Lassonde Students

  • To welcome and support new International Students at Lassonde

  • To create and facilitate events specifically for International Students

  • To liaise with York International and refer students to campus resources.

  • To attend and participate in Lassonde Orientation events, as requested.

  • To co-ordinate monthly hangouts or outings for International Students.

  • To act as mentors for incoming International Students by email and chat, as requested.


Peer Helper Applicant Requirements:

  • Must be a current full-time student at the Lassonde School of Engineering

  • Must be available a minimum of 2-3 hours per week

  • Lassonde Program Leaders must belong to the program they are representing

  • All Peer Helper’s must obtain a GPA of 5.0 or higher