Dr. Jackie Whittaker

Clearview Public Schools recognizes former students

Dr. Jacqueline Whittaker and Doug Griffiths recognized

Clearview Public Schools are awarding Dr. Jacqueline Whittaker and Mr. Doug Griffiths the 2018 recipients of the Clearview Award of Merit.

The Clearview Award of Merit is offered to present or former students/employees of the school division who have achieved excellence in a particular field, for which they are recognized provincially, nationally or internationally. It is hoped that, by recognizing such excellence, it will act as an inspiration to present and future generations of our students.

Dr. Jacqueline (Jackie) Whittaker, a former graduate of Wm. E. Hay, is a well known clinical educator and has made significant contributions to the evidence-base informing the use of ultrasound imaging to assess muscle function in individuals with low back and pelvic girdle pain. More recently her work has focused on prevention of youth sport injuries and the consequences of youth sport injuries as it relates to the origins of chronic diseases such as osteoarthritis and obesity. Dr. Whittaker ‘s overarching interests lie in scientific inquiry that will substantially influence a shift in the approach taken to manage chronic musculoskeletal disorders, from treatment of chronic or reoccurring dysfunction, towards prevention and delaying or halting the onset of dysfunction.

Doug Griffiths, a former student at Coronation School and former teacher at Byemoor School, is the president and chief executive officer of 13 Ways, Inc., a company he founded to provide consultation to struggling North American communities. He is a public speaker and co-author of the book 13 Ways to Kill Your Community, and is an instructor with the Executive Education program at the University of Alberta School of Business.

Griffiths is also a former Canadian politician and Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the constituency of Battle River-Wainwright as a Progressive Conservative (PC). He was a candidate for the leadership of the PC Party in the 2011 leadership election. He has since taken a step back from provincial politics, in favour of his role with 13 Ways and his teaching duties

The Clearview Award of Merit presentations will be made as part of the school division’s annual Recognition Night in Stettler on June 7.

-Contributed

 

Doug Griffiths

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