About Us

Andy Schaub
I'm Metis and a third year Kinesiology student who loves sports and being physically active! I was born and raised in Lac La Biche and moved to the city for school. I'm looking forward to finishing and living small town again!

Mark Oldershaw
Mark Oldershaw is of English-Canadian, Metis and Cree ancestry. He was born in Regina, Saskatchewan with kinship ties from the Qu’Appelle Valley. He currently is attending the University of Alberta pursuing a combined degree in a Bachelor of Arts in Native Studies and a Bachelor of Education (Secondary). This is his first time serving on the Aboriginal Student Council Executive as Co-President. Mark believes a successful community creates successful people. He is a proud member of the Metis Nation. When Mark is not studying or volunteering, he is working as a lifeguard at the university pool. But in his downtime, he likes to read non-academic books, exercise, watch movies, follow up on the news, and play “old school” video games. He is also writing a story but keeps putting it off to the last minute.

Ambrose Cardinal
I am a Mètis 2nd year kinesiology student. Committed to creating healthy loving communities. As vice president external I look to empower students through building communities. From creating panels to simply listening to stories, I want nothing but supportive healthy communities.

Alexandra Johnson
Everyone knows me as Lexi, I’m a Nisga’a woman from Gitlaxdaamiks, British Columbia (born and raised here).  I’m taking the Native Studies Degree for my Bachelor of Arts. I had taken the initiative to take Native studies because the history of Aboriginal Peoples is my ultimate passion. I did two years of studying at UNBC, my major there was First Nation Studies as well, and minor was Learning Nisga’a culture and language. This is my first year on ASC exec, and I love being on it. I love meeting new people, and hearing about what drove them to do what they do.

Krista Chiponski
Krista is a Metis woman born and raised in Edmonton, AB. She is in her last year at the U of A and has been on the ASC executive for the past three years. She is in the Faculty of Arts, Major(Sociology) Minor(Native Studies), and will have completed the Aboriginal Governance and Partnership Capstone Certificate. She has loved being on the Aboriginal Student Council and being amongst incredible FNMI students and community. Building kinship relationships and community has been the best part.

Camille Gaida
Camille is a Metis woman from Edmonton, AB. She is in her third year at the U of A. She is completing her degree in Human Ecology, majoring in Clothing, Textiles and Material Culture, minoring in Design. She also works as a Health Care Aide at an assisted living home for people with dementia. She has been on the ASC executive as two years, and enjoys spending time with her fellow ASC executives and members! She wants to ensure ASC is a safe and loving space for all those who visit.