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 2022

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Vice President

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Communications Officer

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Financial Officer


Vivian Nguyen
Social Coordinator

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Internal Relations

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External Relations

Directors at Large
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Director at Large

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Occupational and Environmental Health Director at Large


Kassandra Jutras
Health Policy and Management Director at Large

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Global Health Director at Large

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Health Promotion (Campus) Director at Large

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Health Promotion (Distance) Director at Large

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Applied Biostatistics Director at Large

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MSc Director at Large

Shima Robinson

Shima Robinson
MACE Director at Large 


Daniel Yu
PhD Director at Large