The SAGES Program provides graduate students with the opportunity to learn about the SoTL through a course and practicum. The instructors and first cohort of students invite participants to engage in a conversation about strategies for creating a culture of learning and network of practice fostering graduate student teaching development.



Isabelle Barrette-Ng

Isabelle is a Senior Instructor in Biological Sciences.  Her scholarly interests include developing evaluating novel active learning strategies in large-enrollment courses, and supporting graduate students in STEM develop evidence-based teaching practices.


Leslie Reid

Leslie is the Associate Dean, Teaching and Learning for the Faculty of Science and leads a wide range of educational development initiatives in the Faculty. Her scholarly interests include transformative learning experiences, teacher identity in higher education and student engagement.


Susan Anderson

Susan is a Master’s student studying aquatic ecology at the University of Calgary. She has a bachelor’s degree in English with a biology minor. Her teaching and learning interests include screencasting, reflective writing and metacognition.


Parthasarathi Das

Parthasarathi is a Master’s student in the Department of Computer Science who shares a love for hiding things (cryptography) and engaging students in code discoveries.


Suriakarthiga Ganesan

Suria is a PhD candidate with interest in lipid biochemistry and cell signalling in Biological Sciences. She has a B.Sc degree from Dalhousie University. She is currently a teaching assistant for a lipid biochemistry course at the University of Calgary.


Amanda Godbold

Amanda is a Master’s student at the University of Calgary. She is currently in her second year of her program and will hopefully be starting a Ph.D in the fall. Her research focuses on the recovery of marine ecosystems following mass extinction event.


Hormoz Izadi

Hormoz is a PhD student in Geophysics at the University of Calgary.  His PhD research focuses on extrapolation of low frequencies in seismic data and subsequently using inverse scattering to obtain a model of physical parameters and image of subsurface geology.


Elizabeth Ofori

Elizabeth is a Master’s student in Mathematics at the University of Calgary, and an aspect specialist in financial mathematics.


Brittney Shabits