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.

General Contact

Elected Positions (2021)

Kaman Sandhu Kaman Sandhu

Abigail Seewald Abigail Seewald
Vice President

Monica Surti Monica Surti
Communications Officer

caitlinlarsonsphsa2.jpg Caitlin Larson
Financial Officer

Amanda Liew

Amanda Liew
Social Coordinator

Jenna Mulji Jenna Mulji
Social Coordinator

Naima Raiz Naima Riaz
Internal Relations

Hager Tesfaslassie Hager Tesfaslassie
External Relations

Directors at Large
Ekaete Usoh Ekaete Usoh
Director at Large

Gun Hee (Daniel) Park Guh Hee (Daniel) Park
Occupational and Environmental Health Director at Large

Erika Rodning

Erika Rodning
Health Policy and Management Director at Large

Anja Dzunic Anja Dzunic
Global Health Director at Large

Rachel Stefaniuk Rachel Stefaniuk
Health Promotion (Campus) Director at Large

Kristen Deschamps Kristen Deschamps
Health Promotion (Distance) Director at Large

Ariba Kamal Ariba Kamal
Applied Biostatistics Director at Large

Richard Roberts Richard Roberts
MSc Director at Large

Shima Robinson

Shima Robinson
MACE Director at Large 

Daniel Yu

Daniel Yu
PhD Director at Large