Peer Mentoring

Student Ambassadors and Mentors (SAMs) are trained upper-year students dedicated to providing you with assistance and information to support your academic success. You can connect with a SAM/Mentor in your discipline or with others who have different areas of expertise or interests.

Services include:

  • Resource information on services at York and the wider community
  • Referrals to appropriate contacts on campus
  • AMPD events
  • Tips for success
  • And much, much more…

Connect with our SAMs:

  • In person in the AMPD Information Centre, located in the main lobby of the Joan & Martin Goldfarb Centre for the Fine Arts [#5 on the map]
  • By email
  • By phone during office hours at 416-736-2100 ext. 20838

Student Ambassadors & Mentors

Amy Kingston

Hi! My name is Amy Kingston and I am a second year double major specializing in Theatre Studies and Human Rights and Equity. My pronouns are she/her. I am originally from Red Deer, Alberta but I have recently completed a one year intensive acting progr… View Article

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Chevon Gilzene

My name is Chevon Gilzene and I am in my fifth year here at York.  I am a music major with a double major in international development studies. I chose York because of the sense of community. Even though York is a large university, there are many oppor… View Article

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Dani DeAngelis

Dani DeAngelis

My name is Dani De Angelis and I’m a 4th year Visual Art BFA student minoring in Psychology and I use the pronouns she/her. I’m passionate about painting, art therapy, and meeting new people. I have been drawing and colouring since I could pick up a cr… View Article

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Divya Mehta

My name is Divya Mehta and I will be one of your Digital Media Peer Mentors for this academic year 2017-2018. I am currently a 3rd year Digital Media student here at York University. I grew up in the sweet island of Trinidad but I permanently moved to… View Article

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James Tulloch

Hi, my name is James Tulloch and I am a 3rd year music student studying in Jazz voice.  I grew up in Brampton, Ontario for the majority of my life, but I hopped around different places across the GTA. I was always jumping schools, but my favorite exper… View Article

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Kimberly Davis

Hi, my name is Kimberly Davis. I’m a third-year student in the Digital Media program. I was born in Jamaica and spent the first nine years of my life there until later moving to Canada. I have been interested in computers since I was seven years old an… View Article

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Laura Clark

Hello there! My name is Laura and I’m a fifth year Theatre Production and Psychology double major student. My preferred pronouns are she and her. I grew up in a small village just north of Barrie (seriously, it’s tiny) and I am loving life in the big c… View Article

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Liana Shaw

Hi, my name is Liana Shaw! My pronouns are she/her. I am a Cinema and Media Studies student currently in my 3rd year here at York. I chose to study at York because of the diversity and multicultural experience that the university provides, as well as t… View Article

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Lindsay Thompson

Hello everyone!  My name is Lindsey Thompson. I am a fourth year dance major in the choreography performance stream, but I’m also enrolled in consecutive education and my second teaching subject is kinesiology. I am a member of the York Dance Ensemble… View Article

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Nima Arabi

Hello! My name is Nima Arabi and I am a 4th year student studying in Visual Arts BFA program. One thing that is notable about me is that I have always been a reliable listener. My friends used to ask my council for their issues, and it makes me happy t… View Article

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Paojia Tang

My name is Paojia (PJ for short), I am currently enrolled in my 3rd year in the YSDN (York Sheridan Design) program, I identify as a female, preferring she and her, as well as pansexual (LGBTQ+ pride!!). I was born and raised right here in the GTA, spe… View Article

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Tiana Kralj

Hi! My name is  Tiana Kralj and I am a third year Theatre student focused on Devised Theatre as well as Set and Costume Design. My pronoun is she/her. I’m a commuter from Mississauga, which is where I grew up. I have worked for several years as camp co… View Article

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Vaiva Slapsys

My name is Vaiva, and I grew up in Toronto loving art and learning. My whole life I have loved to create, and I found visual art to be a perfect outlet for my creative and outgoing personality. I have always had a love for leading and helping others to… View Article

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Valeriy Kostyuk

Hi I am Valeriy Kostyuk, I am a 4th year Theatre Production and Design student. A significant amount of my childhood was spent in Odessa, Ukraine where I was exposed to the art of theatre for the first time. At the age of 10, I moved to Richmond Hill w… View Article

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