Celebrating Staff: Amber Holder

Meet Amber Holder, Faculty General Manager in the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta.

Allie Voisin - 08 February 2022

Amber Holder, Faculty General Manager for the School of Public Health, joined the School in 2021 but has worked for the University of Alberta for over 16 years. 

Collaborating with function-specific partners, Amber utilizes her extensive leadership capabilities and vast experience in overseeing complex administration to provide these essential services to the School.   Hear more about her work, why she enjoys what she does, and a lesser-known fact most of her colleagues don't know about her. 

What does a typical day of work look like for you?

One of the things I appreciate about the FGM role is that there really isn’t an ordinary workday. It depends on the time of year and what projects are underway. I regularly meet with the Dean and leadership team, the internal admin team, and our new service partners, in addition to various cross-campus interactions. There are always a number of projects on the go and new challenges and opportunities to consider. 

Where is your favourite spot on campus?

When I’m on campus and it’s not too cold, I enjoy walking along Saskatchewan Drive and up 116 St. We have such a beautiful campus - I look forward to coming back this spring. 

What is one thing your colleagues don’t know about you? 

I prefer to listen to leisure books instead of reading the book. After a day on the computer, I like to give my eyes a rest and listen to a good book while doing something physical (did someone say snow shovelling?).

What do you enjoy most about working at the University of Alberta School of Public Health?

I am inspired by the important work that the School is doing across a wide range of research areas (far too many to list), by the passionate people that I have met so far, and the fabulous teams that I have joined. I look forward to meeting more colleagues in 2022.  

Anything you’d like to add?

Since I joined SPH during the pandemic, I haven’t met many of my colleagues in person yet. I look forward to meeting more of the SPH community in the near future.