Supporting Aboriginal Graduate Enhancement (SAGE)

SAGE is a peer-based support network for Indigenous graduate students at Western University aimed at facilitating transition, retention and completion of Indigenous students in graduate studies. 

2022-2023 SAGE Coordinator

Are you an Indigenous Graduate Student? Join the next SAGE social or networking event. Connect with Amanda by sending a message to

To help guide SAGE programming, Indigenous graduate students are invited to fill out the following survey: 

Amanda Morin

Aanii, boozhoo! Amanda indizhinikaaz, Wikwemkoong indoonjibaa, migizi indoodem.

Hi everyone, my name is Amanda Morin, I am Anishinaabekwe from Wikwemkoong Unceded Reserve on Manitoulin Island, though I grew up with my mother who is of European descent in a small town called New Hamburg.

I have been at Western and a part of our Indigenous community since 2013. The wonderful staff at ISC helped me through two undergraduate degrees, so this place is a second home to me. I am now doing my Master’s at Schulich in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine researching the role of mitochondrial DNA in health and disease.

I am so excited to join the team as a Supporting Aboriginal Graduate Enhancement (SAGE) Coordinator, and will do my very best to help ensure graduate students have the social, emotional and cultural supports needed to succeed in their studies.