Our Peer Mentors


Hi, my name is Cait! I am currently entering my fourth year of studying Communication at SFU. I am also doing a minor in English. When I'm not studying, I enjoy reading, writing, painting, and hiking. I also love animals. Look forward to meeting all of you! 



Hey everyone! My name is Genevieve. I am going into my fourth year at SFU as a Communications major with a Publishing minor. I am hoping to concentrate in Public Relations, Special Events Marketing or Media. I absolutely love the field of Communications as it is so diverse and every-changing! Throughout my undergrad, I am also participating in the Co-op program, so I am excited to share my work term experiences with you all. I wanted to become a Peer Mentor because I know how challenging navigating your first year at university can be, so I would love to be a friendly face around campus to help make your undergrad experience great. Outside of school, you can find me at the beach, shopping, or watching Netflix with my dog! I am also passionate about fitness, so I like to spend time hiking, golfing, or at the gym. I am looking forward to getting to know you all this year! 

Fun fact: I moved to BC ten years ago from Toronto. While I definitely love the buzz of the busy city, living in BC has made me fall in love with the beautiful landscapes of mountains and beaches. 


As a 3rd year undergraduate student at the SFU School of Communication, I am passionate in learning about the contemporary perspectives of new media and pop culture, which developed my interest in online marketing and engagement. I hope to build leadership skills in the Peer Mentorship Program that would allow for greater opportunities in the future. I am also an active member in the SFU community, with involvement in two clubs, a part time Co-op Communications Assistant at SFU Coast Capital Savings Venture Connection, in addition to her goal in obtaining an honours degree. I look forward to meeting everyone!


Hi! My name is Kim Bassan and I'm a second-year student in the School of Communication, my main area of interest is new media, technology, and culture… but honestly, I believe Communication study is so relevant to our society that there’s something to learn from every field!

Basically, I’m an Israeli Pretzel, why? Well, I’m a Yoga teacher, I enjoy being active while seeking mindfulness and self-improvement. The Israeli part is pretty straight forward, I relocated from Israel 2 years ago and have been happily living in Burnaby ever since! I’m excited to meet, learn, help, share and communicate with all of you.

My goal is to be an open resource for you and enhance your first-year experience from my own experience and knowledge!


Hi, my name is Kirsten and I am going into my third year of Communications at Simon Fraser University. Besides school, I enjoy playing soccer, hanging out with friends, and spending time outdoors. I also work part-time as a soccer coach for children. I am super excited to be a peer mentor for the 2019/2020 school year and I look forward to meeting all of the incoming first year Communication students!


As a 4th year Communication student at Simon Fraser University, I am originally from China. Next summer, I will be receiving my B.A in Communication with a minor in Geography. I am interested in media and public relations, branding and marketing. During my leisure time, I enjoy hiking, walking and exploring different restaurant around. As a member of the Peer Mentor team, I look forward to connecting with student to share my experiences!



I am Venus, a 4th year communication major, business minor student. I love connecting with people through communication, know about people's stories and spreading positive energy to everyone I meet. When I have time, I enjoy reading a book with coffee and exploring the beautiful city. I hope to get all year 1 students involved in the diverse university environment and get all CMNS students integrated while enjoying themselves as an SFU student within Communication.

Get in touch with our peer mentors 

Zed Chia

Undergraduate Advisor & Recruiter

T: 778-782-2098
E: cmns1@sfu.ca
Room: K9650 (next to BPK)