SoTL Shine Summit 2024

SoTL Footprints: Navigating Your Journey in Research

May 7-8, 2024

Jane and Ron Graham Centre for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
University of Saskatchewan

Our annual SoTL Shine Summit event invites all scholars - from brand new to seasoned SoTLers - who are interested in developing or furthering their knowledge and understanding of SoTL.  The summit is a two-day event designed to assist participants in building a potential SoTL research project, which will be combined with workshops on prevalent SoTL topics.  The goal of the summit is to build SoTL capacity in individuals and institutions, assisting participants in developing a SoTL project, learning and networking with peers, and continuing to grow the national SoTL community.


Your registration fee includes participation in all sessions and events, workshop materials and lunch for two days.  Room reservations are separate from conference registration.

  • $249.95 - Regular registration fee
  • $99.95 - Student registration fee

Registration and payments will be completed through eventbrite.  University of Saskatchewan faculty and staff have the option to pay through their university CFOAPAL account.

Conference Schedule

SoTL Shine Summit will begin Tuesday morning, May 7, 2024, and will conclude at the end of the day on Wednesday, May 8, 2024. 

Workshop Schedule:

Tuesday, May 7, 2024
8:30-12:00    Workshop sessions
12:00-12:45  Lunch (provided)
12:45-4:15    Workshop sessions

Wednesday, May 8, 2024
8:30-12:00    Workshop sessions
12:00-12:45   Lunch (provided)
12:45-4:00     Workshop sessions

Workshop Facilitators

Dr. Michelle Yeo is a professor, faculty developer, and teacher educator. She currently directs the Mokakiiks Centre for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at Mount Royal University in Canada, in Treaty 7 territory. She works closely with faculty members thinking deeply about teaching and learning. Her research interests in Scholarship of Teaching and Learning include student experiences of learning, scholarship of educational development, interpretive research methodologies, and decolonizing practices. In these roles, she invests herself in teaching and learning communities. Along with Janice Miller-Young and Karen Manarin, she recently published a book length project, SoTL Research Methodologies: A Guide to Conceptualizing and Conducting the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.


Dr. Jessica Nicol is a passionate educator and educational developer at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), in Treaty 7 territory.  Jess earned her PhD in English and Creative Writing from the University of Calgary and brings a creative eye to faculty support and development in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.


Dr. Gordon Martell is a member of the Waterhen Lake Cree First Nation in Treaty Six Territory.  He is a lecturer in the Department of Educational Administration at the University of Saskatchewan and teaches in the areas of leadership, organizational theory, and learning improvement.  Gordon has over thirty years' experience in Indigenous education where he served in a variety of leadership capacities, including as a superintendent for twenty years.  He is a recipient of the University of Saskatchewan Alumni Excellence in Aboriginal Initiatives Award and Inspire's Guiding the Journey Indigenous Educator Award.  He has been advocating for and advising communities in the development of on-reserve First Nations education systems.


Dr. Carmen Gillies is Métis and multi-racial (Norwegian and Chinese Canadian). Dr. Gillies' examines critical race theory and its potential to strengthen and contribute to local Saskatchewan-based and Canadian racially just democratic schools and society. Her current research examines anti-racist professional development, Métis informed anti-racist education, the anti-racist responsibilities of White presenting Métis teachers and social media and anti-racist education. She has taught anti-racist and anti-oppressive teacher education courses since 2003 and is currently the project lead of the Anti-Racist Education Mentorship (AEM) Project while also partnering with Saskatoon Public Schools to deliver anti-racist professional development.


Hotel Information

The conference will be held in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, at the University of Saskatchewan.  A block of hotel rooms are available at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites East-University.  The hotel is within walking distance to the University and close to restaurants. The conference rate of $139/night is available until April 5, 2024 (Group Code: SOT).

If you need assistance, please contact the workshop coordinator at

Contact Us

Jane and Ron Graham Centre for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
College of Education
University of Saskatchewan
Room 1019
If you have any questions please contact the Workshop Coordinator, Alison Kraft @