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Mentoring Program

Are you a student looking to expand your fire network, or attending a conference for the first time? Or are you a veteran of conferences looking to share your knowledge and support a new attendee? Then sign up for the Wildland Fire Canada Conference mentoring program!
We will match students and early career professionals with experienced fire professionals. We are looking for both mentors and mentees able to meet during the conference – whether in person or virtually! Sign up when you register for the conference.
 
We will match mentors and mentees based on your interests and backgrounds and introduce you via email prior to the conference. Then we will host a virtual zoom gathering for all mentors and mentees about 2 weeks before the conference and provide you with tips for making the most of your mentoring experience.
Mentors and mentees contact each other by email prior to the conference to agree on a place and time to meet early in the conference.  During the conference, mentors try to introduce their mentee to others, discuss networking, and share information to maximize the conference experience. Mentors also can give advice about selecting session and tours to attend, or making the rounds in the reception, the exhibit hall, or the Poster Session, and how to maximize opportunities for professional development, new projects, and new ideas.
Questions or Concerns?

Email the Mentor Coordinator, Mikel Robinson, if you have any questions about the program.

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