University of Calgary

Sarah St. Germain

  • Doctoral Student

Currently Teaching

Not currently teaching any courses.

Research Areas & Interests

I was born in Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories and have always had a fascination with the north. In 2008, I began my BSc. at Carleton University in Ottawa. This is where I developed an interest in geomorphology, cold region hydrology, and permafrost. During my undergrad, I worked for the Geodetic Survey Department of Natural Resources conducting high precision GPS measurements throughout Canada.

In 2013, I began my MSc. in the Geography Department at the University of Calgary under the supervisor of Dr. Brian Moorman. For my Master’s, I combined my passions of the north, fieldwork, and studied glacial hydrology. During the summer of 2014, I travelled to Bylot Island, Nunavut for my research and studied a small pulsating supraglacial stream on Fountain Glacier. 

I am currently a second year PhD student continuing work with Dr. Brian Moorman. My focus has expanded to deeply incised supraglacial streams that have eroded canyons into Fountain Glacier. My research aim is to determine the processes involved in the canyon formation. As part of my degree I had the opportunity to live in the artic for 4 months this year! I spend 3 months living in the most northern town in the world, Longyearbyen, Norway taking arctic courses at the University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS) and 1 month camping on Fountain Glacier, Bylot Island. 

Student Supervision

Dr. Brian Moorman


This academic year (2016-2017) I am the VP Internal for the Geography Graduate Student Association (GeoGSA). You can find out about GeoGSA, and the executive committee at


Journal Articles - Peer Reviewed


Current Studies

  • Doctoral Student
    Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
    Supervisor: Brian Moorman
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