List of Athabasca University people

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This is a list of people associated with Athabasca University in Alberta, Canada. This includes faculty, notable alumni, staff, and former university Presidents. Athabasca University is a distance education university with open enrollment year round, accredited by the province and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. They have served more than 260,000 students since 1970.[1] In 2007 they began offering some classes by cell phone,[2] and in 2008 they became the first University in North America to offer a Doctorate in distance education.[3] In 2009, they became the first Canadian university to offer a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA).

The University teaches approximately 32,000 students per year,[4] and has a variety of students with various learning needs.[5] Classes are attended at the students location of their choosing.[5] The University has a set number of standards for students in the delivery of its programs.[6] They offer over 700 courses, and spend $2 million a year on research.[7]

A

Ralph Klein, student
Name Known for Relationship to Athabasca University Citation
Carrie Anton Paralympic Athlete Employee [8]
Frank Appleby Alberta MLA Graduate and honorary degree [9]
Mark Arendz Paralympic Athlete Graudate [10]

B

Name Known for Relationship to Athabasca University Citation
Pierre Berton Author and journalist Honorary degree [11]
Paul Boutilier NHL veteran, New York Islanders Student [12]

C

Name Known for Relationship to Athabasca University Citation
Debby Carlson Alberta MLA for Edmonton Ellerslie Graduate [13]
Gary Carr Member of Parliament for Halton; NHL veteran, Boston Bruins Graduate [14]
Larry Clarke Businessman Honorary degree [15]

D

Name Known for Relationship to Athabasca University Citation
Deidra Dionne Olympic bronze medalist in aerial ski jumping Student [16]
Heather Doherty Author Graduate [17]
Meagan Duhamel Olympic Athlete Graduate [18]

F

Name Known for Relationship to Athabasca University Citation
Christian Farstad Former Olympic athlete, Bobsleigh Graduate [19]
Jonathan Filewich Hockey player, Pittsburgh Penguins Student [20]
Northrop Frye Author Honorary degree [15]

G

Name Known for Relationship to Athabasca University Citation
Jayne Gackenbach Dream researcher Professor [21]
Vicki Gabereau Journalist Honorary degree [22][23]
Brent Gauvreau Hockey player Graduate [20]
Stu Grimson NHL veteran, Calgary Flames Graduate [24]

H

Name Known for Relationship to Athabasca University Citation
Ted Harrison Artist Honorary degree [25]
Thomas Hickey Hockey player student [26]
Lois Hole Former Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Former Governing Council Member [27]
Carol Huynh Olympic Athlete Graduate [18]

K

Name Known for Relationship to Athabasca University Citation
Sandra Keith Olympic biathlete Student [28]
Russell Kennedy Olympic Athlete Graduate [10]
Ralph Klein Former Premier of Alberta Student [29]
Swede Knox NHL veteran Graduate [30]

L

Name Known for Relationship to Athabasca University Citation
Jackson Lafferty Northwest Territories MLA for North Slave Student [31]
Dorothy Livesay Poet Honorary degree [32]
Mark Lubosch Former Winnipeg City Councillor Graduate [33]

M

Name Known for Relationship to Athabasca University Citation
Shirlee Matheson Author Graduate [34]
Ernest Manning Former Premier of Alberta Honorary degree [35]
Alyn McCauley NHL player, San Jose Sharks Student [36]
Maureen McTeer Wife of Joe Clark Honorary degree [15]

N

Name Known for Relationship to Athabasca University Citation
Graham Nishikawa Paralympic Athlete Graduate [10]
Rachel Notley Premier of Alberta Former Professor [37]

O

Name Known for Relationship to Athabasca University Citation
Ryan O'Marra Hockey player, Edmonton Oilers Student [20]
Kaetlyn Osmond Olympic Athlete Student [18]

P

Name Known for Relationship to Athabasca University Citation
Marni Panas LGBT activist Graduate [38]
Joseph Pivato Literary critic Professor [39]

R

Name Known for Relationship to Athabasca University Citation
Eric Radford Olympic Athlete Graduate [18]
Joy Romero Businesswoman Chair, Governing Council [40]

S

Name Known for Relationship to Athabasca University Citation
Beckie Scott Olympic gold medallist in Cross Country Skiing Student [41]
James Shapiro Islet transplant doctor, University of Alberta Honorary degree [42]
Monte Solberg Conservative Member of Parliament for Medicine Hat Student [43]

T

Name Known for Relationship to Athabasca University Citation
Milaine Thériault Olympic competitor Student [44]
Amber Thomas Paralympic Athete Graudate [18]
Walter Patrick Twinn Senator and Chief of Sawridge First Nation Honorary degree [15]
Ian Tyson Musician Honorary degree [45]

W

Name Known for Relationship to Athabasca University Citation
Eleanor Wachtel Journalist Honorary degree [46]
Pamela Wallin Journalist Honorary degree [47]
Anne Wheeler Filmmaker Honorary degree [15]
Tom Worthington Australian computer programmer Graduate [48]

Z

Name Known for Relationship to Athabasca University Citation
Derek Zaplotinsky Paralympic Athlete Graudate [10]
Moses Znaimer Media baron Honorary degree [15]

Presidential list

# Name Term Citation
1 T.C. Byrne 1971–1976 [49]
2 W. A. Samuel Smith 1976–1980 [15]
3 Stephen Griew 1980–1985 [50]
4 Terry Morrison 1985–1995 [50]
5 Dominique Abrioux 1995–2005 [51]
6 Frits Pannekoek 2005–2014 [40]
7 Peter MacKinnon (interim) 2014–2016 [52]
8 Neil Fassina 2016 - Present [53]

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