Who we are in the Student Learning Commons: Staff, Facilitators, Peer Educators

 

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SLC Staff

The SLC's professional staff are specialists in their fields and are passionate about supporting SFU students with language learning, study strategies, and writing. 

Head, Student Learning Commons

Donna McGee Thompson

Donna joined the Student Learning Commons as a Learning Services Coordinator when it opened in 2006 and became Head of the department in August 2011. Prior to joining the SLC, Donna had served at SFU’s Health and Counselling Centre as Learning Skills Coordinator; Douglas College's Learning Centre (David Lam Campus) as Services Coordinator;  and at Capilano College (now Capilano University) as Learning Specialist and faculty member.  Over her career in the learning field, Donna has planned and delivered learning success programs, developed and facilitated training programs for peer educators, tutored and taught writing, run a pilot for an online tutoring program, and completed research and co-published articles on course-integrated learning instruction. Donna helped to develop the curriculum for the Back on Track Program and continues to be an instructor for BOT courses. She is also co-coordinator of the Academic Enhancement Program in the SFU School of Computing Science. Donna completed an undergraduate degree at SFU in Psychology (Honours) and a Master of Arts degree in Adult Education at the University of British Columbia.

Phone: 778.782.3294
Email: dmcthomp@sfu.ca

SLC Assistant

Lisa Stephens

Picture of Lisa

Lisa is the first point of contact for students at the SLC Office in the Bennett Library (Burnaby), and also provides administrative support for our workshops, consultations, marketing campaigns, academic resources, and many other activities. She has previous experiences working as an English coach in Japan and studying at the University of British Columbia, including completing her Bachelor of Science degree with a combined major in Chemistry, Earth Science, and and Computer Science and a minor in Spanish. She warmly encourages and welcomes students to learn and utilize the numerous writing, learning, and EAL resources provided by the Student Learning Commons. During her spare time, she enjoys learning new languages, skiing, and discovering the best surfing beaches around the world.


Phone: 778.782.4648
Email: lisa_stephens@sfu.ca

Peggy Fung (On temporary leave)

Peggy is the first point of contact for students at the SLC Office in the Bennett Library (Burnaby), and also provides administrative support for our workshops, consultations, marketing campaigns, academic resources, and many other activities. She has previous experiences working and studying at Simon Fraser University, including completing her Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Kinesiology (with distinction) and a Certificate in Health and Fitness Studies. She warmly encourages and welcomes students to learn and utilize the numerous writing, learning, and EAL resources provided by the Student Learning Commons. During her spare time, she enjoys being immersed within nature's phenomenal beauty, having fun with friends and family, and exploring the world.

Phone: 778.782.4648
Email: peggyf@sfu.ca

SLC Coordinators

English as an Additional Language (EAL) Services Coordinator

Dr. Tim Mossman

Tim Mossman, Ph.D., is an applied linguist with 37 years of experience in the field of teaching English as an Additional Language (EAL). Tim has his Ph.D. in the Faculty of Education (Languages, Cultures, and Literacies) from Simon Fraser University. Before SFU, he earned both his Master of Arts degree in English Education (TESOL) and Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of British Columbia. He also has his professional teaching certificate from the BC Ministry of Education. Tim currently coordinates the EAL Services in the Student Learning Commons (SLC), a position he has held since 2007. In this role, Tim contributes to and participates in SLC activities such as individual consultations with students, developing and presenting workshops and short-term courses, and mentoring graduate students and student peers, all with a focus on EAL support. Prior to this, Tim worked for 16 years as a faculty member at Canadian International College, a private post-secondary institution for Japanese students where he taught and designed content-based English language courses. Tim has also taught English in Japan, at Douglas College, at UBC, and in the FALx99 course at SFU. He has over His professional interests include studying the identities of multilingual immigrant youth through using principles of ethnomethodology.  In his free time, Tim enjoys paddle boarding in Deep Cove.

Phone: 778.782.8510
Email: tmossman@sfu.ca

Learning Services Coordinators

Ruth Silverman

Ruth Silverman (pronouns: she/ her/ hers) has been with SFU's Student Learning Commons since 2007 and goes by many titles: Learning Services Coordinator, Back on Track Program Instructor, and co-Divisional Supervisor for the Writing and Learning Peer Educators. Originally from Ottawa and currently living and working on unceded Coast Salish Territory, Ruth holds an M.Ed. (SFU), a B.A. (Hons. Psychology, Carleton), and an LL.B. (Ottawa). She has a diverse work history, including working on Parliament Hill and for the Federal Court of Canada, and practicing as both a lawyer and a career counsellor (not at the same time). Ruth has held two leadership roles within the post-secondary Learning Specialist Community:  Pacific Regional Director of the Learning Specialists Association of Canada, and Canadian Regional Leader for the College Reading and Learning Association, both 2015-2019.

Phone: 778.782.8465
Email: rsilverm@sfu.ca

Jessica Pilfold

Jessica P

Jessica (she/her/hers) joined SFU’s Student Learning Commons in August 2021. In her role as a Learning Services Coordinator, she teaches in the Back on Track program, facilitates learning skills workshops, and supervises Graduate Facilitators on the Learning/Back on Track team. Previously, Jessica worked in student life at universities in Toronto focusing on orientation and transition programming, student group advising, and co-curricular engagement. She earned an Honours BSc in Chemistry and an MSc in Chemistry from UBC Okanagan, then completed her MEd in Student Development and Student Services in Higher Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto. Outside of work, Jessica enjoys eating her way around Vancouver, spending time with family & friends, and watching action movies.

Phone: 778.782.8509
Email: jpilfold@sfu.ca

Dal Sohal (On temporary leave)

Dal joined the Student Learning Commons in August 2011. Previously, she was the manager of SFU Peer Programs and worked with peer educators in various capacities for 10 years. Before working at SFU, Dal fuelled her interest in student program development working on international projects for the European University Association in Geneva, Switzerland. Prior to moving overseas, Dal worked for BC’s Ministry of Advanced Education and the Premier’s Youth Office. Dal is passionate about student development, performance coaching and lifelong learning. She is a certified professional coach who in addition to working at the SLC, teaches interpersonal communication in the Business Management program in SFU's Continuing Studies department and at Douglas College. She is the published author of "Peer Education: The impact of volunteering on students." Dal completed her BA (Criminology, Sociology) at SFU and has an MA in Leadership and Training from Royal Roads University.

Email: dsohal@sfu.ca

Writing Services Coordinators

Julia Lane (Undergraduate Writing Services)

Julia (she/her/hers) is a queer, vegan, feminist. She is also a white settler who lives, mothers, writes, and teaches on unceded Coast Salish territories. She holds a PhD in Arts Education from Simon Fraser University and her dissertation is about the application of a theatrical clowning practice to scholarship, specifically researching, teaching, and writing. Her master’s degree is from Trent University’s Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies program and her M.A. thesis focused on environmental education. She completed her undergraduate studies at York University in the theatre department, specializing in theatre creation and performance. Julia is currently a Writing Services Coordinator with the Student Learning Commons, a position she took up after 2.5 years as a Writing Services Associate with the SLC.  Julia's work focuses on undergraduate writing workshopsWrite Away, and the annual SLC writing contest. She also wrote and is constantly revising the SLC's Inclusive and Antiracist Writing Guides. She invites students, faculty members, and staff from across the university to get in touch with her when they are looking to access, create, or improve undergraduate writing supports.

Phone: 778.782.9705
Email: jhlane@sfu.ca

Hermine Chan (Undergraduate Writing Services)

Hermine holds a BA in English Literature from UBC and a Master’s degree in Creative Writing from the University of Hong Kong. She is a TESL Canada-certified instructor who has been teaching English and EAP since 2012 at various institutions, including UBC. Prior to joining the SFU team, she served as the Writing & Learning Centre Manager and WriteAway coordinator at Alexander College. When not in the office, she enjoys screenwriting and road cycling.

Phone: 778.782.9382
Email: herminec@sfu.ca

Robyn Long (Graduate Writing Services)

Robyn holds a PhD in Educational Psychology from SFU, an MS in Educational Psychology and Methodology and a BA in English and Psychology from the State University of New York at Albany. She has been working with the SLC for almost eight years and has been professionally supporting individuals with their academic writing for over a decade. Robyn’s diverse interests contribute to her enthusiastic dedication to and enjoyment of learning about students’ and colleagues’ research across disciplines and facilitating their writing processes.

Phone: 778.782.7165
Email: robynl@sfu.ca

Surrey Coordinator

Cynthia Wright

Cynthia (pronouns: she/ her/ hers) joined SFU in October 2005 as the Coordinator of the Student Learning Commons at the Surrey campus. As Coordinator she organizes the campus' writing and learning skills workshops and -- along with the Graduate Facilitators and Peer Educators she oversees -- provides students with individual consultations in writing, learning skills, and in English conversation. She is part of the curriculum development team of the Student Success Program and teaches in the Back on Track program at both the Surrey and Burnaby campuses. She is committed to helping students at all levels achieve academic success. Cynthia has a Masters degree in Adult Education from the University of British Columbia and is a certified professional life coach.

Phone: 778.782.7614
Email: cawright@sfu.ca

Retired SLC Staff

Amanda Goldrick-Jones

Amanda started her writing life as a newspaper reporter in Toronto and Vancouver before receiving her BA and MA in English Language at UBC. After teaching writing and communication at UBC and Langara College, she studied rhetoric and professional communication at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, where she received her PhD. She then served as assistant and associate professor at the University of Winnipeg's Centre for Academic Writing and helped develop the major program in Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications. When she moved back to the coast in 2006, she served for two years as the SLC's first writing services coordinator. At UBC, she taught academic, business, and technical writing courses from 2008-2013 and designed online writing courses for the Writing Centre. Amanda returned to the SLC in 2013, to continue to develop and coordinate a variety of writing opportunities including writing-peer training, in-class workshops, and support for TAs who work with undergraduate writers. She retired from the SLC in January 2020. 

Email: agoldric@sfu.ca

Graduate Facilitators

Every term, the SLC hires a team of qualified SFU graduate students as part-time Graduate Facilitators for English as Additional Language services, Learning services/Back on Track, and Writing services. 

English as an additional language team


Fatima J.
is a PhD candidate in the faculty of Education, the Languages, Cultures, and Literacies program. She holds a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction: Imaginative Education from SFU and has also been an instructor in the Faculty of Education since 2017 teaching FALX99 and EDUC250 courses. Fatima comes from a mixed ethnic and cultural background and has lived, studies and taught English in several countries including China, Iran, the UAE, and Canada. In her doctoral research, Fatima is looking at challenges newcomers to Canada face when integrating in social contexts especially in regards to their employment process. Fatima loves getting to know new people and learning about different cultures, foods, and life stories.


Yi Chien Jade Ho 何宜謙
is a teacher, researcher, community organizer and a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University. Jade was born in Taiwan and grew up in Belize. Before coming to Vancouver, unceded Coast Salish territory, in 2013, Jade was an English instructor in Chetumal, Mexico. In her time as a grad student, she has been a community-based researcher at the Maple Ridge Environmental School Project, a buildingless public elementary school in Maple Ridge. Jade has also been a community organizer working in the area of labour and housing justice. Her doctoral work centers on developing a radical pedagogy of place focusing on settlers of color and their connection to place, land and identity as well as responsibilities to decolonization. Jade also loves dancing her heart out and karaoke.

Learning / Back on Track team

Our Learning/Back on Track team is comprised of paid SFU graduate students in the role of facilitators committed to helping students develop and improve their academic learning strategies, such as study techniques, academic reading, note-taking and time management. Graduate facilitators support the Back on Track program by working with students one-on-one to create individualized learning plans and meet with students in group settings to facilitate discussions about academic learning. They also facilitate workshops at the SLC and for campus partners.

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Korrie G. is a Master’s student in the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University (“SFU”). She works as a teaching assistant for a range of legal, theory, qualitative research and writing-based courses across criminology. Korrie has a BA with distinction and an Honours in Criminology from SFU as well as a Certificate in Legal Studies and a Certificate in Liberal Arts. In addition, Korrie was previously involved with the SLC for a number of years as a Learning & Writing Peer and Peer Coach before moving into the GLF position. Korrie’s primary research includes: exploring the idea of transformative learning for reconciliation, the settler space in answering the Calls to Action put forth by the National Inquiry into the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, media responses to violence against Indigenous women and girls, and what decolonisation and walking in the good way might look like in criminology in areas such as research approaches and conduct, teaching and curriculum.

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Sabrina N. is a doctoral student in Education Theory and Practice at Simon Fraser University (“SFU”). She is currently a lead instructor within the Legal Programs at the University of the Fraser Valley where she works actively in curriculum and lesson re-structuring with a focus towards decolonizing legal curriculum, as well as the development of and continuous instruction of a community-based course in evidence-based decision making. Sabrina has a Masters in Education – Curriculum & Instruction Post-Secondary from SFU, a Provincial Instructor Diploma from Vancouver Community College, and a Paralegal Certificate from Capilano University. Sabrina’s primary research interests include the exploration of teacher/instructor education within the landscape of decolonizing curriculum and examining the effects of Whiteness within traditional common law legal education, the subsequent practice of legal professionals within Canada, and the effect these curriculum and pedagogical changes may have on society.

Undergraduate writing services team​​​​​

kari g
Kari G. is a PhD candidate in Philosophy of Education, working on a project about role-playing games (like Dungeons & Dragons), disability, and learning as a process of becoming something different together. Kari has an MA in Educational Psychology from Aarhus University, and a Bachelor in Social Education (Pedagogue), both from Denmark. Kari has worked at SFU as a TA for EDUC 240 and a TM for EDUC 422, and as an RA for various projects about neurodiversity, disability arts, and more, and currently teaches at Douglas College in the Child and Youth Care program. Workshopping writing projects with students is one of their very favourite parts of teaching!

lena r
Lena R. is a PhD student in Arts Education where her work focuses on embodiment and intergenerational connections through arts-based practices. She has an M.A. in Adult Education and Community Development from OISE/University of Toronto and a B.A. in Anthropology from Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania. She has worked a Sessional Instructor for EDUC 471 and a Tutor Marker with various courses in Education at SFU. She has also worked at SFU as a Research Assistant with a project in Earth Sciences focused on integrating Indigenous knowledge into science education and as a Research Assistant for an Educational Technology project studying the impact of digital storytelling courses with older adults’ cognition and identity.


Mackenzie G. is currently completing his MA in Educational Psychology, where his research focuses primarily on Alzheimer’s and other dementias, cognitive decline, literacy, and bilingualism. Mackenzie received his BA in psychology with minors in Educational Psychology and Counselling at SFU, and also has experience teaching at a local preparatory school. Recently, Mackenzie has been involved in research examining bilingual literacy development and has assisted in the designing of computer programs meant to facilitate the development of bilingual literacy. Mackenzie has served as a Teaching Assistant for both EDUC 315 – Individual and Developmental Differences in Language Acquisition and EDUC 422 – Learning Disabilities. He hopes that his work at the SLC will help students meet their goals and gain confidence in their academic abilities.


Mohsen H.M.
 is a PhD student in Education and a CELTA certified teacher of English. He received his MA in English Language Teaching from University of Tehran and his MEd in Educational Technology and Learning Design from SFU. He has worked as a Teaching Assistant for a variety of courses including W courses like EDUC 100W- Selected Questions and Issues in Education, FAL X99-Foundations of Academic Literacy and BUS 217W-Critical Thinking in Business. At SLC, he delivers general and course-integrated writing workshops across disciplines for undergraduate students on topics ranging from argumentation to ethical use of research material in writing assignments. He also offers individual writing consultations to undergraduates across disciplines. Mohsen holds consultations in both English and Farsi.

Photo of Suzanna M.

Suzanna M. is a PhD candidate in the School of Criminology specializing in forensic science. She has her MSc from the University of Sheffield, UK, and her BA from UBC. Suzanna facilitates writing workshops, offers writing and learning consultations, serves as a tutor for WriteAway, and has also worked on the SLC's Back-on-Track team. Having been a post-secondary student for over a decade, she understands the difficulties and stressors associated with university life and learning, and is looking forward to working with students to overcome these challenges. When she's not working or studying, Suzanna enjoys hiking with her dog.

Graduate writing services team

Graduate writing facilitators provide support for graduate students working on their theses, term papers, journal articles, grant applications, and other writing related to their graduate studies. Facilitators work with students one-­on-­one through in-­person consultations and online support at all three campuses and for students working at a distance. Furthermore they facilitate open and integrated workshops, the Open Writing Labs, and are active with both the Thesis Boot Camp and reBoot.


Benjamin A.
 is a PhD Candidate in the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University where he studies work and labour in the 21st century. Before coming to BC, he earned his MA in Communication from Johns Hopkins University and BA in Communication and Theatre from Lewis & Clark College. He has worked as a teaching assistant for various courses in Communication and has served as a research assistant on studies of work in Vancouver's software industry, debt activism, and cultural worker organizing.


Kesavan T. is currently pursuing a master’s degree in the Department of Philosophy at Simon Fraser University where he works mainly in logic, normative ethics, and social and political philosophy, dabbling in philosophy of mathematics, and (social) metaphysics and epistemology from time to time. Prior to his time in SFU, Kesavan had spent several years as a graduate student in the United Kingdom obtaining his MSc in Mathematical Sciences (Distinction) from the University of Durham, his MA in Philosophy, specialising in Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics (Distinction) from the University of Bristol, and his DPhil in Mathematics from the University of Oxford. Beyond academia, Kesavan occasionally contributes op-eds to independent news organisations back in Singapore where he is originally from.

Peer Educators

The SLC has two teams of Peer Educators. Both teams are comprised of student volunteers who receive in-depth and ongoing training on topics relevant to their responsibilities.

Visit the pages below to find out more about our current Peers.

To become an SLC Peer yourself, see Become a Peer Educator!   

SLC English as an Additional Language Peers

SLC EAL peers are trained, skilled, and friendly student volunteers who are able to provide conversational English language support to students for whom English is a second or additional language.


Aasim K
. is a fourth year Biomedical Physiology student. He likes to spend his spare time playing sports, video games, and hanging out with friends. His aim as an EAL peer educators is to support fellow students in the SFU community. Aasim can also speak fluent Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi.


Charlie B. is a 3rd year International Studies major who is also looking into minoring in Political Science. She is fluent in French and English and has limited proficiency in Spanish. In her downtime, Charlie loves to bake and listen to music. She is also an avid rider and owns a pony called Star. Charlie is interested in how language can be used as a conduit in understanding cultures and wants to help people learn and grow through their use of language. She wants the experience of learning a language to be as comfortable and interesting as possible for everyone.


Daniel W.
 is currently in his fourth year at SFU studying Political Science, History and Computer Science. Outside of school, his hobbies include photography, gaming, and spending time with friends. He enjoys engaging with participants in the EAL Peer Educator program and learning about different cultures, and interests.


Emily M.
 is currently a fourth year student in the French Cohort program majoring in French and Political Science. She is fluent in French and currently studying Italian. She is passionate about all things language and helping fellow students achieve their potential and succeed at SFU.


Harbir D
. is currently a third-year BPK Major. During his spare time, Harbir likes volunteering at the local food bank. His hobbies consist of reading, drawing, and long-distance running. Through his association with the EAL Peers Program, Harbir plans to create an enjoyable and amicable environment for his peers.


Jasleen P
. is a third year Mathematics and Computing Science student. She enjoys reading, playing video games, and volunteering in her spare time. Jasleen hopes she is able to create a friendly and supportive environment for students within the EAL program.


Jyotnoor K.
(Jyot) is a third year Behavioral Neuroscience major. She enjoys volunteering with elementary schools, and the local food banks. When she is not doing schoolwork, or  volunteering in her community, you can find her binge watching crime TV series or cooking. She aims to make this a comfortable and supportive environment for her peers.


Miranda S. is a third-year History student who is also pursuing a minor in Communications. She speaks English fluently and understands basic Italian. In her free time, she enjoys baking and listening to music. She believes language is a beautiful way to connect with people and that optimal learning will occur in a comfortable and engaging environment.


Nitika J.
is a third-year undergraduate student pursuing B.S. in Biomedical Physiology. She is fluent in two languages Engish and Hindi. She also has a decent knowledge of Punjabi and is currently learning Spanish. She likes to read, draw, practise yoga or engage in any outdoor physical activity in her spare time. Nitika wants to get involved and contribute to the SFU Community by creating a fun, comfortable and supportive environment for her peers.


Noah S.
 is a returning student who is changing his major from 3rd year Science to Sociology. He was born in Singapore and arrived in Canada as an immigrant. Noah enjoys meeting new people and learning more about other people's cultures. In his spare time he can be found reading, gaming, or cycling.


Pranjali M.
is a second year Communications major, taking courses in Business and International Studies. Apart from school, she volunteers with the Surrey community. In free time, she tries her hand on learning new languages and a range of transferable skills. She hopes to support students in their journey of writing and creating.


Richard T.
is a third-year Beedie student. Outside of school, some of his interests include gaming, music, and learning about new tech. Richard hopes that the EAL program can be utilized by students to help connect and grow the SFU community.


Zaeema K.
is a third year Kinesiology student. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering, reading and baking. Zaeema also loves learning new languages and can speak fluent Urdu, Punjabi, and Hindi. Her aim as an EAL peer educator is to create a welcoming and engaging environment to better support her peers.

SLC Writing and Learning Peers

Writing and Learning Peer Educators are student volunteers who help their fellow students in learning strategies -- such as study skills, note-taking, time management, and exam preparation -- and a variety of academic writing strategies. They are selected based on their transcripts, writing samples, faculty recommendations, and an interview process, and receive in-depth ongoing training on topics such as interpersonal communications, effective and ethical tutoring techniques, writing-in-the-disciplines, and language structure.

The SLC Writing and Learning Peer Program has earned an internationally recognized tutoring credential (Level 2 of the College Reading and Learning Association's International Tutor Program Certification).

If you might be interested in becoming a Writing and Learning Peer Educator, more information is available here.


Alex C. 
(she/her/hers) is an SFU student who lives, studies, and works on the unceded Coast Salish territories. Alex is currently pursuing a BA, majoring in Criminology and minoring in Business Administration. Alex is also completing a certificate in Police Studies. Alex speaks fluent Polish and can understand some Spanish. Alex enjoys learning new things, getting involved in her school and community, and is always prepared to take on a challenge.

NOTE: Alex cannot take consultations for CRIM 320, CRIM 417 (ST- Criminal Intelligence Analysis), CRIM 459, BUS 311, and BUS 340 as she is currently taking those courses.


Anahita M.
(she/her/hers) is a fourth-year SFU student who lives, studies, and works on the unceded ancestral territory of the Coast Salish Nations. She is currently enrolled in a joint major program in the History and Humanities departments. Anahita has completed writing-intensive courses such as HUM 101W, ENGL 115W, and HUM 312W. In addition to English, Anahita speaks Farsi/Persian.

NOTE: Anahita cannot take consultations for HIST 320, HUM 311, and HUM 161 as she is currently taking those courses.


Carrie N.
is a Political Science major and a French extended minor student in the French Cohort Program. She speaks fluent French, Cantonese and Mandarin.

NOTE: Carrie cannot take consultations for FREN 200 as she is currently taking that course.

Carrie N. est une étudiante en quatrième année dans le French Cohort Program. Elle poursuit une majeure en sciences politiques ainsi qu'une mineure prolongée en français. Elle parle couramment le français, le cantonais et le mandarin.

REMARQUE: Carrie ne peut pas prendre de consultations pour FREN 200 car elle suit actuellement ce cours.


Chelsea D.
 (she/her/hers) is an SFU student who lives and studies on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples, including the səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations. She is currently majoring in Psychology and plans to minor in Indigenous Studies. As a second language, Chelsea speaks fluent French. She hopes to pursue a career in counselling after she graduates and is a strong advocate for mental health.

NOTE: Chelsea cannot take consultations for EDUC 220, PSYC 300W, PSYC 356, and INDG 332, as she is currently taking these courses.


Emily L.
 (she/her) is a 4th-year SFU student studying Health Sciences (Population-Quantitative Health) and Business (Entrepreneurship & Innovation). She speaks fluent French and Cantonese and can understand and speak some Spanish. Emily is a strong advocate for social equity and compassion who is dedicated to supporting her peers in improving their writing and learning skills. She is always happy to listen and learn from those around her.

Emily lives on and privileges from the stolen and unceded lands of the Tsleil-Waututh (səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ), Kwikwetlem (kʷikʷəƛ̓əm), Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw) and Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm) Nations and actively seeks to decolonize by listening, learning and challenging those around her to do the same.

NOTE: Emily cannot take consultations for HSCI 410, HSCI 416, HSCI 449, and ENGL 115W as she is currently taking those courses.


Emily M.
​​​​​​is currently a fourth year student in the French Cohort program majoring in French and Political Science, she has also taken courses in Philosophy, History, and Criminology. She is fluent in French and can understand some Italian. She is passionate about social justice and helping fellow students achieve their potential and succeed at SFU.

NOTE: Emily cannot take consultations for POL 472, POL 351, and HIST 430 as she is currently taking those courses.

Emily M. est actuellement une étudiante de 4e année dans le programme French Cohort, elle fait un double majeur en français et en sciences politiques, elle a aussi suivi des cours de philosophie, d'histoire, et de criminologie. Elle parle le français couramment et elle peut parler et comprendre un peu d'italien. Elle est passionnée par des causes de justice sociale et par des opportunités de pouvoir aider d'autres élèves à réussir à SFU.

REMARQUE: Emily ne peut pas prendre des consultations pour les cours de POL 472, POL 351, et HIST 430 puisqu'elle suit ces cours présentement.


Esha G.
(she/her) is a third-year student majoring in Political Science and minoring in International Studies. She has also taken courses outside of her discipline, particularly in Communications, Sociology, Kinesiology, Gender Studies, and Geography. She is interested in pursuing a career with the federal government in international affairs, however, she is also considering secondary school teaching. Esha identifies as Punjabi, as her family derives from the Punjab region in India.

NOTE: Esha cannot take consultations for IS 325, POL 344, POL 421W, and INDG 101 as she is currently taking those classes.


Gabe L.
(he/him/his) is a third-year Political science and history student who has taken a diverse selection of courses, including archeology, anthropology, and statistics (with somewhat varying degrees of success). Gabe is an avid reader and enjoys learning the perspectives and thought processes of others. He believes the best work is work that you’re happy with and strives to make that a reality!

NOTE: Gabe is unable to consult with HIST 372, POL 348, and HIST 326 as he is taking the classes.


Jacob A. 
(he/him/his) is a Psychology major with a minor in Philosophy. He has taken many writing-intensive courses in a variety of disciplines including, ENGL 112W, HUM 101W, SA 100W, PSYC 300W and PSYC 201W. Jacob is an advocate for equity, diversity and inclusion of all, and he is excited to aid others in their navigation through their educational journeys.

NOTE: Jacob cannot consult for PSYC 301, PSYC 383, PSYC 308 as he is currently taking those courses.


Jaden T.
 (she/her/hers) is a third year student majoring in Anthropology. She has successfully completed writing-intensive courses such as HUM 102W, SA 200W, SA 201W, SA 356W, and LING 282W. During her time at SFU, she has taken classes in a variety of disciplines, including: Archaeology, Cognitive Science, Psychology, and World Literature.

NOTE: Jaden cannot take consultations for SA 365, SA 420, and LBST 101 as she is currently enrolled in those courses.


Judit N.
 (she/her/hers) is a Psychology major minoring in Counselling & Human Development and Political Science. She is currently studying on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples. She has completed writing-intensive courses such as PSYC 201W, POL 200W, HUM 102W, and PSYC 300W. She hopes to help students improve their academic lives and have a positive impact on the SFU community.

NOTE: Judit cannot consult for POL 349, POL 340, EDUC 328, or EDUC 327 as she is currently taking those courses.


Julian P.
is a history student at SFU. He is especially interested in East Asian and religious history, and hopes to minor in philosophy. Julian has taken a number of courses in history, philosophy, and sociology. He speaks intermediate level French.

NOTE: Julian cannot take consultations for GERM100, ARAB100, HIST420, HIST436 and HIST354 as he is currently taking those courses.


Kiran N.
is a fourth year English major and Education minor. She has experience in a variety of courses including Archaeology and Philosophy and can understand Punjabi. In her first term, she hopes to provide effective help to her fellow students and build on her teaching abilities.

NOTE: Kiran cannot take consultations for ENGL 433, EDUC 458, and EDUC 426 as she is currently taking those classes.


Shaheen V.
is an English student, studying on the unceded Coast Salish territories. She has also taken classes in Archeology, Indigenous Studies and Economics. She is fluent in Punjabi and understands Hindi. In her spare time, Shaheen enjoys reading, writing poetry, and working with The Peak as an illustrations contributor.

NOTE: Shaheen cannot take consultations for ARCH 301, ENGL 374, and WL 308 as she is currently taking those courses.