Our Current Working Groups


FentaNIL Project

Working Group since Fall 2021

The FentaNIL Project aims to ameliorate the detrimental effects of the overdose crisis in Edmonton and the greater Alberta, including rural communities, by facilitating free naloxone training, distributing take-home naloxone kits, and educating community members on overdose prevention strategies and synthetic opioids.

Email: Catherine at cholody@ualberta.ca 

Instagram: @fentanilproject


Black Pharmacy Student’s Association

Working Group since Fall 2022

The Black Pharmacy Students’ Association, was founded in October 2020 with the vision to increase Black representation and engagement in the pharmacy profession. Their mission is to provide a safe space for Black pharmacy students, empower them, and create a strong and extensive network. Specifically, to advocate for and support current and prospective Black pharmacy students.

Instagram: @bpsa_uofa
Website: uabpsa.com


Diversity in Engineering

Working Group since Fall 2022

The Diversity in Engineering (DivE) group advocates for the retention and inclusion of traditionally underrepresented groups in engineering. Any student – both undergraduate and graduate – at the university, regardless of faculty and field of discipline can join the group. Faculty and staff are also welcome to join. Through research, programming, outreach, and promotion of best practices, we take an intersectional approach to achieve a supportive environment that fosters the growth and learning of all students. DivE is a student-led initiative that is supported by the Faculty of Engineering and the Engineering Students’ Society (ESS).

Instagram: @diversity_in_eng


gen z poetry

Working Group since Fall 2022

gen z poetry is a community space for self-identified gen-z and mentally ill folks to participate in creating art and poetry! gen z plans to host a monthly book club, poetry space, and art creation space that centers skill sharing and discussion of how art can challenge systems of oppression.



Edmonton Organic Growers Guild

Working Group from Winter 2010 – Winter 2019 and since Winter 2021

Edmonton Organic Growers Guild (EOGG) is a local volunteer-run urban farming initiative. They grow organic produce, encourage learning and eating, and provide food from their harvest to member volunteers and local food banks. We charge no fees and welcome folks from all walks of life.

Learn more at: eogg.org


Eureka Undergraduate Science Journal

Working Group since Winter 2022

Eureka is a student-founded and student-run initiative. This journal offers undergraduate scientists the unique opportunity to share their discoveries with the scientific world through the peer review process. Eureka is an educational institution, with a diverse team of reviewers from many scientific backgrounds, exposing undergraduate students to the publication process often excluded from their traditional scientific education. Through clear and effective scientific writing, students will be able to work together with faculty members to contribute original research and promote science.

Website: journals.library.ualberta.ca/eureka
Email: Daniela at dmroth@ualberta.ca

Level 7

Working Group since: Fall 2020

Level 7 is a student-led group focused on innovative recycling business. The members, consisting of students and engineering professors, share a passion for leading change in the global plastic crisis through action, education, and research.



Working Group since: Winter 2021

RootUp is a group of students in Edmonton committed to bringing cultures together and creating a community that helps newcomers, such as immigrants and refugees, feel at home in a new environment while sharing their unique cultural identities with Edmonton’s mosaic.

Learn more at: rootup.org


Palestine Solidarity Network (PSN)

Working Group from: Fall 2009 – Fall 2020 and since Winter 2022

The Palestine Solidarity Network is a non-profit, grassroots collective aimed at advocating for and upholding the human rights of Palestinians in the face of ongoing oppression, occupation, racism, and discrimination, both in occupied Palestine and in the diaspora. We maintain groups at both the community level, the Palestine Solidarity Network – Edmonton, and on the University of Alberta campus, the Palestine Solidarity Network – U of A.

facebook: Palestine Solidarity Network – Edmonton || email: psnedmonton@gmail.com