LAMP 2.0 is a university-run group led by upper year students, designed to address needs of second-year students. LAMP mentors are high caliber student leaders representing all faculties who are carefully selected and extensively trained. For all LAMP 2.0 Leaders, the second-year experience is still a fresh memory, and they are sensitive to the challenges faced by students.
Are you going into 2nd year and anxious about course registration? Unsure of your module requirements or what electives to take? Do you wish you could talk to an upper year student who has been through the process before? Well, have no fear!! The Leadership and Academic Mentorship Program is proud to present LAMP 2.0. This program is your only opportunity to request a second year mentor in your faculty and program.
Hi everyone, my name is Nicholas Lao and I am a fourth year BMSc student. I began as a first year student thrust into University life and adjusting to life away from home. Luckily, I had a dedicated and compassionate LAMP Mentor who guided me through the challenges of first year, and inspired me to join the LAMP team. During my years at Western, I have had the privilege to be a 1.0 and 2.0 Peer Mentor, 1.0 Team Leader, and now 2.0 Coordinator. It has been a truly rewarding experience to work with LAMP to provide students with a sense of community, and watch LAMP grow to be a pillar of support for first and second year students. I am excited to start working with the rest of the team, and can’t wait to see what we can accomplish this year.
I have made some of my best friends through this program, and I am extremely honoured to be a part of this family. I strongly encourage you to get involved in the program and see the difference you can make!
My name is Alisha and I am a fourth year BMSc student. In my spare time I like to drink lots of coffee, dance or simply curl up with a good book. I have had the pleasure of working with LAMP since first year, starting on the First Year Committee and progressing to become a 1.0 and 2.0 Peer Mentor as well as a 1.0 Team Leader. This year, I am honoured and excited to be your LAMP 2.0 Student Coordinator. I believe LAMP to be a unique program which not only provides you with peer-to-peer support but an entire social network to ease transitions between university milestones. LAMP 2.0 is a pilot program catering to the needs of second year students. Whether that be guidance with second year courses, support specific to your major, potential career guidance or simple social support. The core belief of LAMP 2.0 is that the most valuable support comes from someone that has been in your shoes.
Personally, my LAMP mentors have all had a positive influence in my life. They have shaped who I am today and I am forever grateful for their support. This program has not only provided me with countless leadership opportunities but also long-lasting friendships.
I am excited to see what this year brings. I also love meeting new people, so if you see me around campus feel free to introduce yourself and say hi!
"My LAMP 2.0 mentor has literally become my friend. I realized that without a soph this year, I wanted an upper year's experience and knowledge would be beneficial. When I met my LAMP mentor , we found out we had a couple classes together. We have now become friends and I wish her the best in her Graduate program. She helped me a lot this year and I am grateful for her :)"
"My LAMP Peer Mentor was extremely helpful. He was very approachable and was a great help.""LAMP 2.0 helped alleviate the anxiety I had about entering third year."