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students in conversationFAHSS students can use the Reach peer e-advising portal as a virtual conection to assistance from senior students.

Peer advising program to Reach students online

A new program of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences will enable its first-year students to contact senior students online for advice on achieving academic and personal success.

The Reach peer e-advising portal, administered through Blackboard Collaborate, operates Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Students can seek guidance on topics from study habits and time management, to student life and campus services and resources.

“The good thing about this program is that it is administered online. This gives students an option to receive support where they do not need to come onto campus,” says Tony Vo, online programs co-ordinator. “Additionally, the program is run weekdays from mid-morning to early evening. Students can receive support outside the regular office hours.”

The program is the latest in a series of online advising initiatives to help students, he says.