WHAT IS SAGE?
The Student Association for Graduates in English (SAGE) is a student-run organization that functions as a collective voice for the representation of all graduate students at the University of Waterloo’s English department.
We aim to keep graduate students in English informed about university affairs and any developments that impact their student experience.
We support graduate students in English as they work on reaching their academic goals and make the most of their university experience, by creating, organizing, and promoting events that enrich their professional development.
CONNECT. SUPPORT. REPRESENT
That's our priority
MEET THE TEAM
The Faces of Our Organization
Diana Moreno Ojeda
As part of an amazing two-person team, the co-presidents do their best to stay connected with all SAGE execs as well as look after the development and completion of all SAGE events and workshops. Diana has her ear to the ground to ensure that information valuable to all English grad students, regarding the going-ons at the department as well as campus-wide opportunities and events, is being communicated. She is also a great resource if you are ever uncertain or where to go or what to do, she can help you find out
Members At Large
Kem-Laurin is a Doctoral - C at the University of Waterloo, where she focuses on computed (AI) biases and how AI discursivity informs the material effect on the lived experience of People, particularly the marginalized. Her research is predicated on the idea that Technology is nothing short of a digital Colony, amplifying the analogic biases and that understanding how AI models work can better inform how they make decisions, void of bias but also to further hermeneutic methods of assessing AI models and other digital “TEXT.”
Professionally, she is a Certified Design Thinking coach who enjoys solving problems, both simple and complex and have done so in many market spaces - from Community Planning, Risk Management, Diversity & Inclusion, Future of Work, Mobile Design, Senior Leadership Ideation, Web & Mobile, 3D Animation, Automation, Medical, Healthcare Informatics, Financial, just to name a few. She is also the author of the book User Experience in the Age of Sustainability and the holder of ten technology patents.
Kem-Laurin completed an Honours BA at the University of Ottawa and an M.A in the Rhetoric and Professional Writing stream at the University of Waterloo. She is mum to two boys and a rambunctious German Shepherd, Chewie.
Bio and Photo forthcoming. Please enjoy a picture of Bijou in the meantime
We are so happy you’re interested in getting involved with our work here at Student Association of Graduates in English. There are so many ways for you to help, and we truly appreciate each and every effort. By lending your support, you’ll become a valuable part of our Non-Profit Organization and help to strengthen our operations.