board of directors

Our Current Board

Board of Directors

The Archives Society of Alberta’s Board of Directors is governed by the provisions of the Alberta Societies Act, the ASA’s bylaws, and other legislation applicable to not-for-profit societies. The Board of Directors consists of six positions: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Institutional Member-at-Large, and Individual Member-at-Large.

Philip Pype

Philip Pype is Archivist with the City of Medicine Hat, working out of the Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre. He has spent most of his career working in smaller community-based institutions, including the Jasper Yellowhead Museum and Archives, followed by the Musée Heritage Museum. He has a BA (History) from the University of Alberta, a certificate in Records management from Mohawk College, and an MSc in Archives and Records Management from the University of Dundee. Philip has previously served on the ASA Board, as institutional Member at Large, from 2012 to 2016.
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Kathryn Ivany

Vice President

Alice Albarda

Alice Albarda is an Archives Assistant at the University of Alberta Archives. She studied classics at Acadia University in her hometown of Wolfville, Nova Scotia, and completed an MLIS at Dalhousie University. Alice decided to pursue a career in archives after taking a student job at the Dalhousie University Archives, where she continued to work after graduation. Alice went on to study Digital Archives Management at McGill University, before making the move to Edmonton to work at the U of A.
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Curtis Frederick

Curtis Frederick is the University Records Archivist in the department of Archives and Special Collections at the University of Calgary. He works primarily with university records and professorial papers. He completed his Master of Information (MI) degree and his Master of Museum Studies (MMSt) degree from the University of Toronto. He has previously worked at the CIBC corporate archives in Toronto and at a number of community archives and museums in Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia.
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Peter Houston

Institutional Member-At-Large
Peter Houston is an Associate Professor and Archivist at Mount Royal University, where he leads the Archives and Special Collections. He has previously worked in the archives of Nipissing University in North Bay, Ontario, and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada in Winnipeg. Peter holds a Master of Archival Studies (MAS) degree from the University of British Columbia and a Master of Arts degree in history from the University of Toronto.
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Jennifer Willard

Individual Member-At-Large
Jennifer Willard is an Archives Specialist with the University of Calgary Archives and Special Collections. She trained as an Archives Technician at Algonquin College and has focused on arrangement and description at a variety of archival institutions in Ontario and Alberta. Jennifer has previously served on the ASA Board as the Individual Member-At-Large as well as on various committees since 2006.
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