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.

Our Current Board

Philip Pype, President

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.

Erin Hoar, Vice President

Erin Hoar is an Archivist for the United Farmers Historical Society in Calgary. She completed an MLIS at the University of Alberta and is a current Cultural Resource Management student at the University of Victoria. She has previously worked at a number of museums and cultural institutions including the University of Alberta Archives and Museums, the Historic Resources Management Branch, and Alberta Aviation Museum. Erin has served on various Boards and committees including with the Alberta Museums Association, Edmonton Regional Heritage Fair and was VP and President of the U of A's Library and Information Studies Students' Association.  

Melissa McCarthy, Secretary

Melissa McCarthy (not the actress!) has been Reference Archivist at the City of Edmonton Archives since 2013. Before that, she was Archives Advisor for the Council of Archives New Brunswick for six years. She has a Masters in History from the University of Toronto and a Master of Library and Information Studies from Dalhousie University. Her professional interests include government records, access and privacy issues, and the impact of technologies on archives and their users.

Curtis Frederick, Treasurer

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.

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.

Jordan Roy, Individual Member-at-Large

Jordan Roy is a recent graduate of the Archival Studies Masters program at the University of Manitoba. He has worked for two years as a museum assistant at the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, spent a summer working at the University of Manitoba Archives and Special Collections, and more recently completed an internship with Library and Archives Canada. He is currently working as a volunteer with the Provincial Archives of Alberta.