School of Public Health Students' Association

The School of Public Health Students’ Association (SPHSA) is a student run organization that serves as an academic and social support system for students. We serve as a liaison between students and administration of the School.

We are here to ensure that you have the best experience possible as a student.

What do we do?

The objectives of SPHSA are:

  • to provide guidance and advocate on behalf of all students, including campus and distance students, and all specialty areas within the School of Public Health graduate programs.
  • to provide opportunities for, and inform School of Public Health students of, intellectual, cultural, social and recreational activities.
  • to ensure that School of Public Health graduate students are represented in the School of Public Health, the Graduate Students Association and the broader University of Alberta committees.
  • to increase awareness of public health principles and practice, public health research, and graduate education in public health.
  • to engage in and encourage public health initiatives, both local and global, on campus and in the community.

There are many opportunities for you to shape your experience in the School through SPHSA, so don’t hesitate to get involved.

Elected Positions (2019)



Sadaf Ekhlas

Ahmed Rana
Vice President

Breanne Aylward
Communications Officer

Ryan Fung
Financial Officer

Narlie Dapilos
Social Coordinator

Sarah Wilson
Social Coordinator

Misha Miazga-Rodriguez
Internal Relations

Elizabeth Wishart
External Relations

Directors at Large 

Simrat Sandha
Epidemiology Director at Large

Shanique Killingbeck
Occupational and Environmental Health Director at Large

Lauren Kennedy
Health Policy and Management Director at Large

Krisha Quiambao
Global Health Director at Large

Zahra Saidhersi
Health Promotion Director at Large

Carly Hoy
Health Promotion Distance Director at Large

Navjot Sandila
Applied Biostatistics Director at Large

Holly Sullivan
Masters Director at Large

Jacob Hambrook
PhD Director at Large