Schedule of activities for mentees 2019 – 2020


Date Event Time Venue
Fri Sept 20, 2019 Final date for mentee application to the program. Midnight Online
Thurs Sept 26, 2019 Information session for mentees.

(Choose one session to attend.)

6-6:30 pm OR
6:30-7 pm
Location will be emailed.
Fri Sept 27, 2019 Deadline to complete pre-program surveys Online
Wed Oct 2, 2019 Mentor/mentee orientations and introductions *
6-8 pm Location will be emailed.
Wed Nov 6, 2019 Professional Development Event * 6-8 pm Location will be emailed.
Wed Jan 15, 2020 Professional Development Event * 6-8 pm Location will be emailed.
Wed April 1, 2020 End-of-Year celebration  
(Light appetizers will be served.)
6-8 pm Location will be emailed.
Fri April 3, 2020 Deadline to complete post-program surveys Online

* Dinner provided

November 6th Professional Development Event



Megan Udala
Megan is a 4th year Ph.D. student in the clinical psychology program focusing on neuropsychology. She also works with the Centre for Scholarly Communication conducting workshops and providing one to one support for graduate student writing. Megan has taught five undergraduate classes on topics including forensic psychology and cognition. Megan has been a mentor for the WiSE program for three years. She is passionate about mental health and well-being as well as ensuring mental health resources are accessible for everyone.


Stefanie Ciszewski
Stefanie is a 4th year Ph.D. student in the clinical psychology program focusing on health psychology. Her research focuses on integrating psychology into behavior change interventions for chronic health conditions. She is the clinical psychology student representative and organizes Thrive initiatives put on by the psychology clinic. Stefanie is an instructor for a psychology research methods and statistics class. She is also a founder of university and community-based initiatives such as the Psychology Graduate Students’ Association and the Okanagan Mental Health Research Practice Network.


Myfanwy Bakker
Myfanwy is a 3rd year PhD student in the Clinical Psychology program at the University of British Columbia. Throughout her previous professional experience as a Registered Nurse, she has worked extensively in the areas of mental and sexual health. She obtained her master’s in Counselling Psychology and is now Killam Scholar at UBC Okanagan. Broadly, Myfanwy’s research interests include the role of self-compassion and mindfulness in mental health, emotion regulation, depression, and the impact of trauma and stress on caregivers and first responders. Myfanwy is the co-founder and president of the Mental Health Advocacy and Awareness Club at UBCO. She is passionate about reducing the stigma associated with mental health issues and advocating for increased access to mental health services in Canada.

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