Supporting Aboriginal Graduate Enhancement (SAGE) is an interdisciplinary and cross-institutional peer mentoring program designed to support Aboriginal students with the successful transition into and completion of their graduate programs. Simon Fraser University is the institutional host of SAGE for graduate and undergraduate Aboriginal students.


There are multiple institutions involved in SAGE across the province. SAGE for graduate students meets approximately every 4-6 weeks. The meetings in the lower mainland are co-hosted and shared between UBC Vancouver and SFU. Meetings alternate between the campuses and members are welcome to attend all meetings regardless of location.

If you'd like to seek out a community with other Aboriginal graduate students, join the SAGE e-mail list, and also participate in our meetings: Email us at


SAGE-U is a new initiative of which SFU is an active member. Six other universities across British Columbia are part of SAGE-U. SAGE-U is a peer mentoring program specifically designed to assist Aboriginal undergraduate students transition into graduate school.

If you'd like to know more about SAGE-U and upcoming meetings at SFU: Contact a Provincial SAGE-U coordinator at or Dr. Michelle Pidgeon at