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Fall Convocation Stories: Biology Graduate Helps Others through Mentorship

One day in September 2014, third-year undergrad Jared Browning walked into the Science Students Success Centre (SSSC), ready to start volunteering in the peer mentoring program.

Four years on, he’s a mainstay of the centre, having mentored more than 100 students—some over periods of months—and led numerous events in support of the centre’s mission of helping students adapt and succeed at university.

In the same four years, Browning completed a bachelor’s degree in Biology and then a master’s degree in the same discipline while also volunteering with the Lanark Therapeutic Riding Association in Carleton Place, which uses horses to provide therapy and rehabilitation to people with cognitive or physical disabilities.

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