Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity

    May 1, 2012

    In January, the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity recognized 20 women on its 2011 list of Most Influential Women in Sport and Physical Activity. Several U of A alumnae were among those recognized as women “who share a passion for sport and physical activity — and use it to improve the lives of others.” On the list were:

    ’74 Wendy Frisby, BPE, a UBC professor whose research is having a positive impact on women and sport in Canada;

    ’79 Karen Rackel, BCom, ’82 LLB, of Edmonton, recently appointed as the first female president of the Royal Canadian Golf Association (Golf Canada) in its 116-year history; and

     ’93 Jodi Abbott, MEd, ’96 PhD, president and CEO of NorQuest College in Edmonton, a Skate Canada board member and an internationally respected official who was a judge at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.

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