Become an SLC peer: Help fellow students and build skills!

 Recruiting now for two Peer Programs 

We are recruiting now for two Peer Programs based in the SLC (Burnaby /Surrey/ Remote): 

 Both are recruiting now for a Fall 2023 start.  Applications will close on August 3 or earlier if positions are filled.

If you are interested in joining either program, please email

Both programs allow you to develop transferable skills in the areas of client service, interpersonal skills, giving effective feedback, and cross-cultural communication, and will give you access to a professional reference as well as a semi-private study/social space in the Bennett Library.

 Apply for one or both of our Peer Programs

Writing and Learning Peer Educators 

Writing and Learning Peers help their fellow students one-on-one through consultations about their writing and/or other academic strategies. They develop and hone their own academic skills through the process of reviewing other students’ work.

They can earn internationally recognized tutoring certification from the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA).

They receive a $450 honorarium (based on 5 hours per week for 13 weeks) after their second and subsequent terms, and will become eligible to apply for the SFU Library Mike McIntosh Undergraduate Student Award.

Past Peers have indicated that the experience was useful in landing co-op positions and paid employment on campus, and in furthering their career and educational goals in diverse fields such as Law, Library and Information Science, Dentistry, Medicine, Counselling Psychology, Advocacy, Academia, K-12 Teaching, Teaching English Overseas, Post-Secondary Student Services, and many others. 

English as an Additional Language (EAL) Peers

English as an Additional Language (EAL) Peers build relationships by meeting on a weekly basis all term with individual students who are looking to build their competence and confidence in spoken English. The commitment is between 3-5 hours per week for two terms.


For more details about these positions, and the benefits of becoming a Student Peer at the SLC or elsewhere at SFU, see Become a Peer Educator.

 Joint Program

Each of the above programs involves a 5-hour per week commitment for 2 terms which don't need to be consecutive. If you are interested in both programs, you have the option of participating in both of them as a Joint Program, for a total of 7.5 hours per week. Just ask us!

 Contact and further information

Questions? Contact us at

August 3 (May close earlier if positions are filled)