About the Mentorship

The Ubisoft Toronto Mentorship grants access to a unique behind-the-scenes learning experience in game production for one female production professional at one of Canada’s leading game development studios. The recipient will experience everything from how Ubisoft conducts a performance capture shoot with their cinematics team, to an inside look at the processes involved with creating AAA quality games. It is also an opportunity to make exceptional contacts at a leading video game studio, helping the recipient take their career to the next level.

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate loves games. She is a gamer and is familiar with: casual, AAA, online, and social games. She is creative, organized, detail-orientated and has the desire to succeed in the gaming industry.

Hear what 2015 recipient Chelsea O’Hara had to say about her experience:


  • Comprehensive five-day mentorship at Ubisoft Toronto
  • The opportunity to establish mentoring relationships with Ubisoft Toronto producers
  • WIFT-T programming pass (valued at $300)
  • On-stage recognition at the Crystal Awards Gala Luncheon


  • Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident or Landed Immigrant
  • WIFT-T member in good standing (may join at time of application
  • A Canadian woman with  2 – 5 years of film or TV production experience
  • Able to participate in all mentorship activities
  • Must complete a final report within two weeks of mentorship completion 

Past Recipients

2016 – Micki Buie
2015 – Chelsea O’Hara
2014 – Shasha Nakhai 

For more information on this and other mentorships, contact:

Laurie Januska
Head of Programs, Women in Film & Television – Toronto | 416-322-3430 ext. 222


About Ubisoft

Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin’s Creed, Just Dance, Watch_Dogs, Tom Clancy’s video game series, Rayman and Far Cry. The teams throughout Ubisoft’s worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms, including consoles, mobile phones, tablets and PCs. To learn more, please visit


Presenting Partner

Shasha Nakhai – 2014 recipient

'Participating in the mentorship was an incredible opportunity'
"Participating in the WIFT-T Ubisoft Toronto Producer Mentorship was an incredible opportunity and I was honoured to be given access to the Ubisoft Toronto studio. I got to develop valuable contacts at all levels of game production, grasped an overview of the game production pipeline, made some friends, observed and learned from top-notch producers and played some great games before they were even out yet. Thank you Ubisoft and WIFT-T for making this happen!"