New RAC Director for Alberta/NWT/NU Region..

The following is a bulletin received from the Radio Amateurs of Canada

RAC would like to welcome Ernest Clintberg, VE6EC/VE6ECK, as our newly elected Director for the Alberta, Northwest Territories and Nunavut Region. Ernest was elected by the members of the region and will complete the remainder of a two-year term that started on January 1, 2016 and will end on December 31, 2017.

Ernest was born in Edmonton and grew up in Boyle, Alberta, a village on the way to Fort McMurray. He graduated from the University of Alberta (U of A) with a degree in Science (Major in Physics) in 1973 and obtained his Master’s degree in Education (1987), followed by a Doctorate in Education (2005). In 1975, he began his career as a teacher for the County of Parkland in Alberta and was appointed as an Assistant Principal (1977) and Principal (1986). He joined the Alberta Teachers’ Association (ATA) as an Executive Staff Officer in 2000, a career that led him to assist teachers in employment matters and collective bargaining. In 2005 he was appointed as the ATA Coordinator of Teacher Welfare, and in 2008 he was promoted to the position of Associate Executive Secretary of the ATA (Deputy CEO), a position he held until his retirement in 2011. Currently, in retirement, Ernest serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta and has provided day-by-day service at the Alberta Teachers’ Association.

Ernest resides in Spruce Grove, Alberta with his wife Linda. They have been married 45 years and have two children and two grandchildren.

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