Academic Skills Mentor Program

Please Note: We are not academic advisors and cannot give you information about course registration, course selection, or advice about what you should pursue while in university. Please reach out to Student Central with questions related to these topics:

How We Can Help

We will be running group support sessions that you can attend to help develop your Academic Skills. We also will have drop-in times if you would like to talk to a fellow student and get assistance understanding where in the university to go for help.

Group Support Sessions

One of the key parts of this program is our group support sessions. Our sessions provide a variety of supports, including:

  • Academic Writing
  • Time Management
  • Study Skills
  • Homework Sessions
  • Exam Prep and more!

These sessions are provided in the Academic Support Zone (LI 2004) weekly on Thursdays from 3:00 PM-4:00 PM starting January 26th, 2023. Each session is set up differently based on the topic, which includes presentations, games, study sessions, or any combination of those. Go to the events calendar on the main page or the events tab to see specific events. If you cannot attend our in-person sessions, virtual sessions are available. Virtual sessions will be run on Tuesdays from 3:00 PM-4:30 PM at the following zoom link: If you need other accommodations please reach out to us with the contact info below.

Drop-in Support Sessions

If you would like to speak to one of the mentors about a challenge you are facing and want to know where to go in the university for the appropriate support you can drop-in to the Academic Support Zone (LI 2004) on Wednesdays from 10:30 AM-12:00 PM. Virtual times to meet with Lily are on Wednesdays from 3:00 PM-4:30PM with the following zoom link: If you need other accommodations please reach out to us with the contact info below.

Orillia Students

If you are an Orillia campus student and would like to participate in this program, please attend our Zoom sessions.  If you need any assistance, please reach out to Aroma Pannu at or call 705-330-4010 Ext. 2118. 


How Our Program Works

We are providing our academic skills through group sessions. Therefore, we encourage you to join our mailing list or check the Academic Support Zone events calendar to be notified of all upcoming academic skill sessions. If more support is needed, we are happy to work with students on a case-by-case basis. Please fill out our interest form below to help us plan these sessions:

Academic Skills Mentor Program Registration Form

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Meet Our Team

A photo of Lily Liu, Peer Support Staff Member.

Lily (She/Her)

Hi! My name is Lily and I am an international student from China. I am also a 3rd-year undergraduate business (information system) student. I enjoy writing, hiking, and singing. I love communication and listening to different ideas and thoughts from people.

I have met a lot of great professors, student staff, and friends at Lakehead University and they always support me. This is also one of the main reasons for me to try my best to provide support to you here.



A headshot of Jonah Anderson, Peer Support Staff Member.

Jonah (He/Him)

Hi! I’m Jonah and I am a 4th-year student in the Undergraduate History program doing a specialization in Public History. I have had a lot of experience on campus and am very excited to support students' academic journeys. Outside of school I love baking, skating, and playing video games with friends. 





Get in Touch

Jonah & Lily

Dr. Abhi Rao, Academic Support Zone Coordinator
Phone: +1 (807) 343-8010 ext. 8859