|Chancellor of the University of Alberta|
|John Thomas Ferguson|
|Born||December 16, 1944|
Kamloops, British Columbia
|Alma mater||University of British Columbia|
Eric Patrick Newell, OC, AOE, (born December 16, 1944) was the 17th Chancellor of the University of Alberta, having previously served as Chair of its Board of Governors. He is a former Chairman and CEO of the oil company Syncrude.
In 1999, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada for being an "advocate of business and education partnerships" and promoting "employment and business opportunities for Aboriginal people." In 2004, he was awarded the Alberta Order of Excellence.
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