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 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
  • provide opportunities for, and inform School of Public Health students of, intellectual, cultural, social and recreational activities
  • 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
  • increase awareness of public health principles and practice, public health research, and graduate education in public health
  • 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 2023

President – Sarah De Medeiros
Vice President - Emma Forest
External Relations – Sameera Gumma
Internal RelationsClinton Ekaeze
Social Coordinators – Melissa Tirkha, Jastinne Diaz
Communications Officer – Binishdeep Nanda
Financial Officer – Markus Gaenzle
PhD DaLIlke Akpinar
Epidemiology DaL – Mai Huynh
Applied Biostatistics DaL – Armeen Ahmadian
Health Policy & Management – Evita Molino
Health Promotion (Distance) – Chelsea Costa
Health Promotion (campus) – Julieanna Karathra
Global Health – Jinny Park
MSc DaL – McKayla Kirkpatrick