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Committees On the ASA


The Students' Association has 5 Main internal Standing Committees that occur within the ASA itself, and 7 external standing committees that connect the ASA with various sections within the university.


Internal Committees On the ASA


The Executive Committee is comprised of the President, 4 Vice Presidents, and the Executive Director. This committee focuses on the day-to-day operation of the Students' Association and oversees the long-term visions for the organization. The 2017/2018 Executive committee is chaired by Benjamin Curry (President), and comprised of Alex Ho (VP Student Life), Danisha Suchak (VP Finance), Taylor Johnson (VP Academic), Hannan Mohamud (VP Communications), and Cindy Roose (Executive Director).

Agenda & Priorities

This committee is chaired by the VP Academic Taylor Johnson and includes Deborah Etsenake (International students rep), Naomi TK Mah (3rd year rep). Its mandate is to work on the long-term direction of the organization, Bylaw and Policy review, and setting priorities for the future. 


The Awareness Committee is chaired by the VP Communications Hannan Mohamud and works to create awareness of the organization to many facets of the university and Camrose community. This committee includes Matthew Caffaro (2nd year rep), Annik Thiering (Aboriginal students rep) and Sam Kohlmann (off campus rep). They also assist with awareness campaigns for political issues that affect students such as lobbying against higher tuition.


This committee is chaired by the VP Student Life Alex Ho and also includes Evelyn Mertins (1st year rep), Jennae Matzner (2nd year rep), Amara Oniya (off campus rep) and Chiedza Mutize (Councillor at large). It is mandated to enhance the social value of student life on campus whether it be through clubs or events. These events vary from bashes to staff versus student hockey games and Casino night.   

Budgeting and revenue committee

The Finance committee is chaired by the VP Finance Danisha Suchak and also includes Damien Reiter (1st year rep) and Thomas Arkinstall (4th year rep). It is mandated to oversee the organizational budget and subsequent budget updates. This committee also works with external advertising and finding new revenue sources for the ASA. 

External committee’s

Augustana Against Sexual Assault Committee

This committee is chaired by the Vice President Student Life Alex Ho and was formed to create awareness on the topic of sexual assault on campus and promoting a safer environment for discussing this topic on campus.

Diversity and inclusion group

This committee is chaired by the Vice President Communication Hannan Mohamud and is meant to promote the inclusion of different groups on campus to create a dialogue for diversity on campus. This committee will also create events that assist in creating a more inclusive campus for the student body.

Committee on the learning environment

This committee’s mandate is to ensure that the campus environment is suitable for learning and for students to be able to thrive and achieve their outmost best. This committee is attended by the Vice President Academic Taylor Johnson.

Resident Budgeting Advising Committee

This committee generally budgets and looks at both residence services at Augustana and north campus. The committee’s mandate is to ensure all students at the university of Alberta have services that are reasonable and are fair for students.

Faculty Council

This council consists of both ASA members and faculty. They meet up once every month to discuss faculty related issues and changes. The Faculty Council is made up of arts, humanities, social sciences and sciences. Each faculty has one ASA member attending that can either be an executive member or a council member.

Student Review Board

The student Review Board is a judicial branch that exists outside of student governance. They are the primary arbitration body for any ASA internal issues and an student concerns with ASA organizations or the ASA itself.

Council of Faculty Associations

COFA is where people from different faculties meet up and discuss issues that affect the campus. It is made up of 4 sections the COFA Advocacy group, the COFA finance and administration working group the member service working group and lastly the senior board.