Undergraduate Mentorship Program (iBUMP)

About the Integrative Biology Undergraduate Program (iBUMP)

The Integrative Biology Undergraduate Mentorship Program (iBUMP) is a graduate student-led initiative in which upper-year undergraduate students interested in pursuing biological research are paired with graduate student mentors. This program is unique to the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of Guelph, and the benefits are twofold: the undergraduate students benefit from one-on-one mentorship from a current graduate student regarding the scientific research process, scholarship applications, graduate school applications, and graduate student life; the graduate students benefit from gaining valuable mentoring skills that will hopefully boost their chances of receiving scholarships themselves. iBUMP has been running successfully since the spring of 2017 and provides approximately 50 undergraduate students with graduate student mentorship each semester. If you have any questions or comments regarding this program, please do not to hesitate to contact the iBUMP Committee at ibump@uoguelph.ca

Committee Members

Fall 2017 iBUMP Committee members. From left: Ella Harvey (previous Committee Chair), Zachary Teitel (Events Coordinator), Caleb Axelrod (AVP Training), Carolyn Trombley (Current Chair), Mason Stothart (previous Communications Director). Not pictured: Karl Cottenie (Faculty Advisor), Sara Vanderkaden (previous Outreach Coordinator), Sarah Schorno (Committee Member), Emily Ogden (Undergraduate Student Representative).