Contact Us

Contact Us

Main Reception
Room EL 2100

Peer Learning Program

Learning Strategists

Hours of Operation

Fall / Winter Semester

Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Spring Semester

Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Summer Semester

Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Our department is located on the second floor of the Riddell Library and Learning Centre (see Campus Map).



Meet the Team




Kristin-2019.JPGKristin Fulton, BA

  • Leads the SLS team in collaboratively setting the department's strategic direction to achieve student-centred outcomes.
  • Relishes family time, the outdoors, and exploring new places, experiences and ideas.
  • Takes pride in helping students improve their learning skills for success in classes now and in life after graduation.



Melanie-2019.JPGMelanie Busch
Administrative Assistant, Team Lead

  • Enjoys serving students and welcoming them into our bright space as part of the front desk team.
  • Finds joy in spending time with her family and friends.
  • Values students and helps them with getting connected to one or more of our amazing services to help them realize success in their academic journey.



blank-profile-thumbnail.pngEdith Fung, BA
Administrative Assistant

  • Greets students with a big smile and helps them access our services.
  • Enjoys gardening, painting, traveling, and international cuisine.
  • Loves to see students benefit from our services and become confident learners.



Shelley.jpegShelley Russell, BSc
Administrative Assistant

  • Serves and supports students as part of the front desk team.
  • Relishes quiet moments of playing piano, taking leisurely dog walks and reading a good book.
  • Enjoys interacting with students and facilitating their access to our array of services and resources.



Learning Strategists


AmyOval.pngAmy Yoshida, MA
Learning Strategist Team Supervisor

  • Collaborates with talented teams to design and provide services which support student success.
  • Loves mystery books, painting, study abroad programs, teal-blue beaches, and is an island girl at heart.
  • Values people’s experiences and potential and encourages students to recognize their strengths, embrace challenges, and ask questions.



ClintonOval.pngClinton Loo, MMath
Math Learning Strategist

  • Works with students to develop confidence and competence with mathematics.
  • Loves coffee and world travel and has an appreciation for absurdity, bad action movies, and laughing at inopportune times.
  • Likes to see students have their lightbulb moments as difficult concepts are grappled with, clarified, and understood.



sls-profile-cory.jpgCory Willard, PhD
Writing and Learning Strategist

  • Works with students to achieve their educational and writing goals through one-on-one appointments and workshops.
  • Enjoys fly fishing, photographing birds, and providing his dog with the life she deserves.
  • Loves when students realize that communication decisions they’ve been making all along are relevant to their academic writing.



LaurenOval.pngLauren Cross, MA
Writing and Learning Strategist

  • Works with students through workshops and one-on-one appointments to help develop their writing and learning skills.
  • Sports fanatic with a love for dogs, cross-country skiing, and live music.
  • Loves Mount Royal’s focus on undergraduate education and finds joy in seeing students build their confidence as writers and critical thinkers.



Silvia-2019.JPGSilvia Rossi, MA
Writing and Learning Strategist

  • Supports students on their journey to academic excellence through one-on-one appointments and workshops.
  • Loves eating gnocchi, x-country skiing, dancing to Carlos Vives, and discovering new places through local language and food.
  • Thrives on learning and seeing others find joy in learning.



TiffanyOval.pngTiffany Doherty, MA
Writing and Learning Strategist

  • Works with students to help them achieve their standards of academic excellence by meeting with them one-on-one and facilitating ("fun!") workshops.
  • Enjoys discovering restaurants across Calgary, makeup artistry, boxing, and binge-worthy TV series.
  • Passionate about supporting students, sharing strategies that motivate and inspire them, and co-developing their skills, confidence, and capacity for independent learning.



Peer Learning Program


Salma.jpgSalma Amlani, PhD
Peer Programs Supervisor

  • Develops, implements, coordinates, and promotes the Peer Learning Program services and resources that facilitate learning and assists students in academic success, retention, and engagement.
  • Passionate about badminton, yoga, and hiking.
  • Enjoys interacting with learners and learning peers and tracking the program's impact. Loves working with the SLS team that comprises of positive and passionate individuals who support students.



CarinaOval.pngCarina Hickey, BBA
Peer Learning Coordinator

  • Supports the volunteer efforts of Learning Peers, who consistently impress her with their leadership capacity and enthusiasm for learning.
  • Has a passion for leadership, teaching and learning, and being active.
  • Hopes to make a difference in students' lives by encouraging goal setting, coaching them through challenges, and celebrating their successes.