Peer Mentor Learning Community (PMLC)

What is the Peer Mentor Learning Community?

Welcome to the Peer Mentor Learning Community (PMLC) program!  The PMLC program is offered jointly by Accessibility Services and the Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre (RGASC) to support student learning and student community among those registered with Accessibility.  Through interactive workshops, social events, study support groups, and mentoring programs, PMLC engages students in building academic skills and fostering connection.
 

Delivery Mode

PMLC events will be delivered in-person (UTM campus) during the Fall 2023 and Winter 2024 semesters.
 

Eligibility

All UTM students who self-identify as having a disability are welcome to attend our PMLC workshops and social events. 
One-on-one mentoring is reserved for students registered with UTM Accessibility Services.
 

PMLC Initiatives

  • Interactive Workshops

Highly collaborative, activity-based, and hands-on workshops that support students to become active, engaged, independent learners by developing essential academic skills including notetaking, essay writing, reading, test-prep, and time management.  PMLC Interactive Workshops are highly collaborative and hands-on.  Students are strongly encouraged (but not required) to actively participate in the discussion and session activities.

Study & Art Café 

The PMLC Study & Art Café is a quiet space for Accessibility students to study independently and to connect with PMLC mentors about campus resources, academic skills, and tips on how to reach their study goals.  Students can also take part in art related activities such as painting and drawing.  This event is a drop-in session and student are welcome to join and leave at any time. Free snacks and drinks!

One-on-One Mentoring

Confidential one-on-one sessions between students and mentors, meant to provide guidance on how to navigate university life and meet their personal and academic goals.  Students registered with UTM Accessibility Services are eligible to register for One-on-One Mentoring.  

If you have any questions, please contact Accessibility Services at 905-569-4453, email accessvolunteers.utm@utoronto.ca, or visit us in DV2240.

PMLC One-on-One Registration Form