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




KristinOval.pngKristin Fulton, BA
Manager (Interim)

  • 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.



MelanieOval.pngMelanie 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.



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.



CoryOval.pngCory 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.
  • Loves Mount Royal’s focus on undergraduate education and finds joy in seeing students build their confidence as writers and critical thinkers.
  • Sports fanatic with a love for dogs, cross-country skiing, and live music.



SilviaOval.pngSilvia 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, recreational 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


StacyOval.pngStacy Crosby, BEd
Peer Learning Coordinator

  • Supports the volunteer efforts of students participating in the Peer Learning Program with the view to build strong and caring relationships with all learners.
  • Appreciates the value of learning about, with, and through the arts, and enjoys teaching and playing the piano.
  • Has a passion for student-centered learning strategies that facilitate self-directed and collaborative learning, as well as productive academic risk-taking



CarinaOval.pngCarina Hickey, BBA
Peer Learning Coordinator (on leave)

  • 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.