GEOMATCH

Accepted Mentors and Mentees click here to access program resources (password-protected)

NEW!

If you missed the launch events for CSPG GeoMatch stay tuned as more events will be happening in the future.

Join us at future events to learn more about your program and how you can benefit the most from your participation.  Events will cover a few presentations followed by small introduction sessions where you will meet with potentials mentors and have the chance to interact with them directly.

By attending these events you will:
*Learn about the program's guidelines and what is expected from you as a mentee and mentor
*Understand the importance of having a mentor and learn how to benefit the most from this opportunity
*Meet with registered mentors and identify which mentor you would like to connect with
*Have a chance to ask questions about this opportunity and discuss with registered mentors and mentees
*Network with other mentees and mentors and expand your network

Sample agenda:
CSPG Membership - 5 min
About the CSPG GeoMatch Program  - 15 min
Mentee presentation  - 15 min
Q&A - 5 min
Mentor Introductions (Mentors in attendance) - 2-3 min each
Breakout Rooms (Mentors and Mentees) - 30-45 min

Only registered Mentors and Mentees are allowed to attend these events. To apply as a Mentor or Mentee (active CSPG members only) please click the appropriate button at the bottom of this page.


About the program
CSPG GeoMatch is a community program aiming to support the scientific, technical and professional development of CSPG members by providing opportunities to forge and develop mentor-mentee relationships between members of the society.
The CSPG facilitates the matching of both mentors and mentees at virtual and/or in-person events and provides other opportunities for both groups to network and collaborate on a regular basis.

Why participate?
As a mentor, you can:

  • Get a great sense of personal growth and fulfilment by helping your mentee learn more and advance their careers. It is a productive way to give back to the community and it doesn’t cost anything!
  • Learn new technical and non-technical skills, through exchanging experiences and best practices with your mentees and/or other mentors in the program and get a chance to reinforce/refresh your own knowledge.
  • Significantly improve upon your verbal and written communication skills. Dealing with mentors and mentees from different backgrounds and experiences can enhance the way you communicate. You will embrace new styles of communication to help you present your message in the most comprehensible way possible.  
  • Help improve your personal brand. Adding a mentorship opportunity to your resume demonstrates leadership skills which can help you stand out from the crowd!
  • Meet like-minded people in the industry and expand your network.
  • Receive professional development hours.

As a mentee, you get:

  • Opportunity to network with other mentees and with multiple mentors, creating and enhancing your personal network of relationships in the industry.
  • A unique opportunity to learn from an experienced professional in your field.
  • Professional and personal support to enhance your chances of success in these challenging industry conditions.
  • An opportunity to expand and broaden your technical and non-technical skill set.

Who can apply?
Active CSPG members can apply to become mentors or mentees. All professional experience ranges are eligible to participate as mentors and mentees.

Selection Criteria
All applications will be reviewed by the CSPG mentorship committee and applicants will be notified if their applications become approved.
•    Mentors and mentees must be active CSPG members and reside in Canada.
•    Mentors and mentees must be available to spend 1-2 hours per month to meet each other.

Guidelines
The mentoring relationship is one year after which, mentors and mentees may re-apply to the program to be re-matched with another mentor/mentee. Please download the CSPG membership Code of Conduct document and familiarize yourself with it.

How to apply
If you are interested in applying for the CSPG mentorship program, please complete the GeoMatch Application and submit it. Only active CSPG members are eligible to participate. Upon approval, you will receive an email welcoming you to the group of your choice and will be automatically added to the email announcement list of the program and the CSPG newsletter.

Read the introductory article from the GeoMatch committee here.

                

Contact:  geomatch@cspg.org

GeoMatch Committee:
Wendy Shier, Committee Chair
Jeff Webber, Co-Chair
Andre Chow
Omid Haeri Ardakani
Genga Nadaraju
Valentina Vallega