Alumni Council

Council Membership

Members of the Alumni Council can be reached care of the Office of Alumni Relations: (780) 492-3224 (toll-free in Canada and the US at 1-800-661-2593), or alumni@ualberta.ca

Alumni Council 2019-20

Executive Committee

Alumni Association President: Heather Raymond, ’82 BEd, ’86 Dip(Ed), ’95 MEd, ’02 PhD 

Alumni Association Past President: Ayaz Bhanji, ’91 BSc(Pharm)

Board of Governors Representatives:

Glenn Stowkowy, ’76 BSc(ElecEng)
Mary Pat Barry, ’04 MA

Senate Representatives

Charlene Butler, ’09 MBA
Tyler Hanson, ‘00 BSc (MechEng)


Alumni Student Council Representative:  
Phil Wong, ’85 BSc(Spec)

Alumni Awards Committee Chairs: Rick Dowell, ’03 BSc(MechEng), ’09 MBA, Salima Thawer, ’03 BSc, ’05 Dip(DentHyg), ’06 BSc(DentHyg), ’13 MPH

Alumni Career Services Committee Chair: Kate Young, ’07 BScN, ’15 MBA

Priority Programs Committee Chair: Jessica Vandenberghe, ’00 BSc(ChemEng), ’03 MSc 

Volunteerism with Students Committee Chair: Ryan Thompson, '03 BSc(Hons), '13 MA


Faculty Representatives 

ALES: Chris Kallal, ’14 BSc(Forest)

Arts: Jim Gibbon, ’85 BSc, ’87 BA, ’06 MBA

Augustana: Matthew Hebert, ’05 BA

Business: Denise Prefontaine, ’95 MBA, ’86 BA(RecAdmin)

Campus Saint-Jean: Thomas Pomerleau, ’18 BCom(Bilingual)

Dentistry: Hafiz Zul Damani, ’93 BSc(Dent), ’95 DDS

Education: Ken Shields, ’69 BEd, ’84 MEd

Engineering: Gail J. Powley, ’84 BSc(ChemEng)

Extension: Melissa Myskiw, ’05 BA, ’17 MA

Graduate Studies: Olena (Alyona) Shynkaruk, ’16 PhD

Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation: Bill Werry, ’73 BA(RecAdmin)

Law: Alexander Yiu, ’06 LLB, ’03 BA

Medicine: Beverly Wilson, ’83 BMedSc, ’85 MD

Native Studies: Chancy Black Water, ’10 BA(NativeStu), ’10 Cert(AborGov/Ptnshp)
   Awakasi’ikitstakiaki (Deer Offering Woman)

Nursing: Christine Westerlund, ’01 MSc, ’95 BScN(Hons)

Pharmacy: Ali Damani, ’02 BSc(Pharm)

Public Health: Salima Thawer, ’03 BSc, ’05 Dip(DentHyg), ’06 BSc(DentHyg), ’13 MPH

Rehab Med: Grant Irwin, ’75 BSc, ’79 BSc(PT)

Science: Keri Reid, ’05 BSc 

Members at Large:

Ali Assi, ’15 MPH
Yasmin Barre, ’09 BSc, 12 MSc
Ashlyn Bernier, ’06 BSc, ’11 PhD, ’13 MBA 
Ramesh Bhambhani, ’66 BSc, ’68 MSc, ’72 PhD
Maxine Clarke, ’03 BCom 
Rick Dowell, ’03 BSc(MechEng), ’09 MBA 
Joel Johnston, ’16 BA(RecSpoTourism), ’16 Cert(ABSR). ’16 Cert (CESL)
Jesse Moore, ’09 BA, ’09 Cert(Trans)
Rachel Persad, ’15 BA(Criminology)
Ruth Spetter, ’94 BCom
Ryan Thompson, ’03 BSc(Hons), ’13 MA 
Jessica Vandenberghe, ’00 BSc(ChemEng), ’03 MSc
Michael Wong, ’01 BCom 
Phil Wong, ’85 BSc(Spec)
Kate Young, ’07 BScN, ’15 MBA

Ex Officio

Honorary President: Dr David Turpin

Interim Vice-President (Advancement): Kelly Spencer

Associate Vice-President (Alumni Relations): Sean Price, ’95 BCom, MBA

Dean of Students: Dr Andre Costopoulos

Dean of Students Designate: Bryce Meldrum

Graduate Students’ Association: Marc Waddingham

Students’ Union: Adam Brown