Student Leadership Program

CDHA's student leadership program involves students who were selected to serve as student representatives for each recognized dental hygiene program in Canada. CDHA student reps acts as liaisons and facilitate communication between the dental hygiene program's faculty, its students and CDHA. They engage in activities intended to inform students about the association and the dental hygiene profession. A bursary is provided to each selected candidate courtesy of Colgate! For more information, check out the Student Leadership Program Reference Guide.

The application process for the CDHA student leadership program launches in October each year with a deadline of November 30. However, for those in accelerated programs, the timing is slightly different. If you would like to apply to the leadership program, please read through the Reference Guide as mentioned above, download and complete the Student Leadership Application Form, and submit the paperwork to CDHA based on the timing outlined below.

Upcoming Application Deadlines

Institution Application Start Date Application Deadline Date
APLUS Institute July 1, 2017 September 30, 2017
CNIH October 1, 2017 December 15, 2017
Oxford College September 1, 2017 October 31, 2017
Toronto College of Dental Hygiene November 1, 2017 December 31, 2017
Vancouver College of Dental Hygiene August 1, 2017 September 30, 2017
All other institutions October 1, 2017 November 30, 2017

Your Student Representatives

The student reps listed below are your "go to" contacts if you have any questions about CDHA, student membership, graduated student membership, awards, professional development and contests.

If your school does not currently have a representative and you are interested in serving, please contact

Institution Senior Representative Junior Representative
Algonquin College Alexandra Giurgiu Toby Yu
APLUS Institute Alexandra Fischer Agnes McKervey
CADH Aniljot Wander Hiba Mohajir
Cambrian College Lourdes Gonzalez Vacant
Camosun College Olivia Bakker Trisha Bhamra
Canadore College Esha Bodiwala Ruby Flieger
Cégep de Chicoutimi N/A Vacant
Cégep de l'Outaouais N/A Vacant
Cégep Edouard-Montpetit N/A Vacant
Cégep Garneau Élizabeth Thiboutot Vacant
CNIH Saadi Sadeddin Deborah Rideout
Collège Boréal N/A Vacant
Collège de Maisonneuve N/A Maroua Ajina
College of New Caledonia N/A
Robyn Hackman
Confederation College Erika Mignault Vanessa Makkinga
Dalhousie University Katelyn Moore Mary Dionne
Durham College Valerie Perry Elizabeth Sinclair
Fanshawe College Krista Kirkland Brittany Usher
George Brown College Shirley Chan Patricia Barrientos
Georgian College Shelby Beedie Melissa Krawec
John Abbott College Shoshana Kohn Ann Charette
La Cité collégiale Lyne Nerbie Vacant
Niagara College Devisha Frys Reyam Jajo
Oulton College Morgyn Malm Maranda Webber
Oxford College Amy Wing See Au
Saskatchewan Polytechnic Dalyce Emmerson Nicole Cholin
Southern Ontario Dental College Alyssa Church Melissa Ramirez-Arias
St. Clair College Samantha Ibrahim Tawney Milne
Toronto College of Dental Hygiene
Janly Tse
University of Alberta Jamie Foisy Celine Mackey
University of British Columbia Yolanda Lan Kalvin Lim
University of Manitoba Courtney Werner Maddie Lischka
VCC/Vancouver Community College Alissa Li Stephanie Hudon
Vancouver College of Dental Hygiene Dakota Hilton-Roberts
Sydney Gall
VIU/Vancouver Island University Amy Edgar Rachel Therrien