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.