Our Campus Supports

Sydney Bremner, Student Financial Support

I joined the University of Alberta in 2015 after working at MacEwan for five years in the faculty of Health and Community Studies. I started my time at the U of A in Student Connect and was there for over a year before joining the Student Financial Support Office. I have over 10 years of experience working in advising on all aspects of student life, and welcome the opportunity to work with students and ASSC this upcoming academic year. 

While at ASSC, my main responsibility will be to provide students with a holistic understanding of the different financial support resources available on campus. I recognize that it may be awkward to chat with a stranger about personal finances, but I am here to help students with a range of financial queries, including tips and tricks to starting a budget plan, advice on supplementary bursary applications, or questions about our scholarship programs.

Feel free to come by ASSC any Tuesday morning to talk, or speak with an ASSC staff personnel to schedule a time that works best for you.

Anne, Kayla, and Lorisia, Librarians in Residence


My name is Anne (photo credit Hanne Pearce) and I'm the subject librarian for Native Studies. I also work with the staff of six First Nations college libraries across Alberta on the First Nations Information Connection (FNIC), a collaboration that involves a shared catalogue and research resources for students and faculty. 

Two of the library's Indigenous ​I​nterns (Kayla and Lorisia) and I will be at ASSC on Wednesday afternoons to ​show you some ways to make​​ research for your assignments​ easier​! We can also put you in touch with your librarian for ​all ​your subject areas. You can contact ​the library​ any time for library help


KaylaMy name is Kayla, I am a Metis student, and an Indigenous Intern working with Rutherford Library. I recently graduated from the University of Alberta where I did a Bachelors of Art in Native Studies with honours. Currently I am working towards a Masters of Library and Information Studies, where my research interests include intellectual freedom, ethics, and social responsibility in the discipline of LIS. 

Library searching can sometimes be confusing, but I am here to help. Working in a library setting has taught me tons of tips and tricks to make researching for papers and presentations much simpler, so feel free to ask me any questions.


My name is Lorisia MacLeod and I am a member of the James Smith Cree Nation. I am currently working on my Masters of Library and Information Studies(MLIS). In 2014, I completed my Bachelor of Arts at the University of Alberta, with a double major in Anthropology and French. 

I am happy to help with any questions you might have about libraries, French, Anthropology, or the MLIS program. Though if you want to talk about Sherlock Holmes(any adaptation) I'd be happy to talk about that too! As an Indigenous Intern, you may see me working on the reference desk in Rutherford library where you can also ask me any questions you might have.

Kayla, Anne, and Lorisia will be in the ASSC for drop-in hours on Wednesdays from 1 - 3 p.m.