Board Of Directors


The Board of Directors is the governing body of APIRG, made up of both U of A students and external community members. New directors are selected by the current board through a transparent application process.

Board of Directors 2022-2023

Luthfia Friskie (she/her)

Luthfia is a first generation settler in Edmonton, AB. She is entering the Library and Information Studies and Digital Humanities graduate program at the University of Alberta, drawing from a background in Anthropology and Film Studies. Her academic focus has been on creating community and connection through art, literature and film. Luthfia has worked and volunteered at a local non-profit community based movie theatre, as a workshop facilitator for inmates at the Edmonton Remand Centre, a career counsellor for members of the public, and as a youth mentor. Her work will continue to focus on building community and empowering others to do so as well.

Abigail Isaac (she/her)

Abigail is a first generation Ethiopian-Canadian born in Amiskwaciwâskahikan (Edmonton AB). As an Arts representative on the UofA Student’s Council with a background volunteering with various collectives that work to challenge the systemic barriers encountered by the different marginalized communities in our province, she is committed to ensuring a seat at the table for underrepresented identities on campus (particularly QTBIPOC individuals), in traditionally exclusive spaces. Abby is an advocate for intersectional education and activism in celebrating a diversity of experiences, worldviews, and identities, and currently sits as a youth representative on the City of Edmonton Youth Council. Interests of hers include writing, reading anything by James Baldwin, and listening to anything by Lauryn Hill. 

Erin O’Neil (she/her)

This is my third year on the APIRG board and I’m excited to take on a new challenge as treasurer. I love that APIRG connects the Edmonton community to the campus community and supports so much radical work to make our world more liveable.

Emily (she/her & they/them)

Emily is an environmental engineer working on an interdisciplinary PhD degree in environmental engineering and sociology hoping to do community-based research at the UofA. Her love of creative writing brought her to APIRG as a contributor to the APIRG almanac. As they learned more about APIRG and all the amazing work it does they decided to find more ways to get involved! She loves the community around APIRG and all of the amazing people at and around APRIG! Emily is passionate about air quality, exposure science, water quality and access, community health, indigenous activism and collaborative research. In their spare time Emily enjoys reading, writes poetry and plays roller derby and tackle football.

Rojine McVea (she/her/hers)

Rojine is an undergraduate student at the University of Alberta studying Immunology and Infection Hon. She is passionate about operational sustainability and learning about the intersections between gender, ecological sustainability, and heath using a OneHealth lens. Outside of the classroom Rojine spends her time working on DishZero, APIRG (!!), and spending way too much money on flat whites. She joined APIRG because of its emphasis on working with communities and students to empower them using resource and financial support to achieve their goals. She hopes that every student gets to engage with APIRG, even if that just means visiting our office in HUB for some tea!