Patrick Jarvis is a petroleum technologist and Paralympian who has served in several key roles within Paralympic and Olympic sport for the past 30 years. His extensive involvement in the Paralympic movement led to being named as a member of the Order of Canada in 2010.
Jarvis's contributions include roles as president of the Canadian Paralympic Committee, board director of the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and member of the International Olympic Committee London 2012 Coordination Committee. He has been involved with 12 Paralympic and four Olympic Games.
Jarvis completed his Petroleum Technologist diploma at SAIT in 1981 and his Bachelor of Education from the University of Calgary in 1989. He was also awarded an honorary degree from SAIT in 2014. Jarvis is currently executive director for Canada Snowboard, a national governing body for snowboarding, as well as a governing board member of the International Paralympic Committee. He is still active in sports, including basketball, golf, skiing and running, having completed the Boston Marathon in 2011 as a fundraiser for ParaSport development.