Patrick Jarvis is a petroleum technologist, technical training consultant and Paralympian who has served in several key roles within Paralympic and Olympic sport for the past 30 years.
Jarvis's contributions include roles as President of the Canadian Paralympic Committee, Board Director of the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Winter Games and member of the IOC London 2012 Coordination Committee. He has been involved with thirteen Paralympic and four Olympic Games and, in September 2017, concluded 12 years serving on the Governing Board of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). His extensive involvement in the Paralympic Movement led to him being named as a member of the Order of Canada in 2010.
Jarvis completed his Petroleum Technologist Diploma at SAIT in 1981 and Bachelor of Education from the University of Calgary in 1989. He was also awarded an honorary degree from SAIT in 2014.
After 25 years working in the field of organizational development and leadership including serving on numerous boards, Jarvis recently retired as Executive Director for Canada Snowboard, the national governing body for snowboarding. He is still active in sports, including golf, skiing and running, and is almost relieved to say that the Boston Marathon in 2011 was and will be his last marathon.