Get Involved

There are a number of ways to get involved with ASAPA, such as:

  • Participating in online discussions through the listserv or members forum.
  • Attending events hosted by ASAPA or related to student funding. Check out the events section for more details.
  • Informing the executive of needs and issues so that they can bring it forward for discussion and lobbying.
  • Get involved on the Executive Board. Executive are voted in each year at the Fall AGM for one year terms.
  • Any other suggestions are welcome! Just let us know.

Recent Activities

November 8-9, 2016

The University of Alberta was the host insitution this year for the ASAPA fall conference and annual AGM.  The conference included two excellent keynote speakers (Wade King- "Human Rights and Inclusion" and Shana Dion and student panel - "Student Funding from an Aboriginal Perspective".  Student Aid Alberta joined us on day 2 and provided the membership with updates regarding numerous topics related to student financial assistance in Alberta and continue to work in a very consultative manner with stakeholders in the province. 

November 9-10, 2015

ASAPA held it's fall conference and annual AGM on the campus of Concordia University of Edmonton,  Stacie Baker gave a great presentation on financial empowerment along with lots of great tips for engaging students.  Student Aid Alberta joined us on Day 2 and provided the membership with a manager's update and an excellent Q & A session.  Below is a photo of the new 2016 ASAPA executive.

September 14-15, 2015

The ASAPA executive regularly meets face to face with Student Aid Alberta managers to discuss concerns. In addition, we like to keep the channels of communication open with student groups and so we met with the Council of Alberta University Students (CAUS) to discuss and share priorities for the coming year.  A big thank you to Beverly Eastham, Executive Director and Brittany Pitruniak, Vice-Chair.

March 20, 2015

Great meeting between Council of Alberta University Students (CAUS) and Alberta Student Awards Personnel Association (ASAPA) about Student Financial Aid.  Photo courtesy of William Lau (University of Alberta Students’ Union President).


December 15-16, 2014

The ASAPA executive held a face to face transition meeting in Edmonton to welcome new members to the board and to have outgoing members pass along information.  In addition, we met with two very important student groups - Alberta Students' Executive Council (ASEC) and Council of Alberta University Students (CAUS) - to learn more about their policy objectives for the coming year.  Finally, we met with Student Aid Alberta Managers in a roundtable to discuss policy and procedural issues that have been identified by the ASAPA membership.  


October 25, 2013 - Sirina Hamilton (Vice President) and Hailey Markowski (Secretary) met with Rachel Notley of the NDP to discuss student aid issues.

September 18, 2013 - Sirina Hamilton (Vice President) and Margie Schoepp (Treasurer) met with Bruce McAllister, Education and Advanced Education critic for the Wildrose Party, official opposition.


September 2013 - Hailey Markowski (Secretary) and Sirina Hamilton (Vice President) with Kent Hehr, Advanced Education critic for the Liberal Caucus. 

August 7, 2013 - Lynette Runions (President), Sirina Hamilton (Vice President) and Margie Schoepp (Treasurer) from the ASAPA executive met with Honourable Thomas Lukaszuk, Deputy Premier and Minister of Enterprise and Advanced Education to discuss post-secondary financial aid concerns.