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Athabasca University

Dr. Geoffrey Peruniak

Professor, Psychology


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  • Phone: 780-675-6235 or 1-800-788-9041 ext. 6235 (Canada/U.S.)
  • Fax: 780-675-6186


I joined Athabasca University in 1979 and in 1981 became the sole psychologist in what was to become the psychology department. I have pursued a holistic approach to psychology and education in my research and development. My work in experiential learning and the assessment of prior learning has spanned over 35 years. I have extended this work with studies in quality of life and transformative learning particularly the applications to career development. I have special interests in personal and professional development and community education. I currently coordinate the Athabasca University Certificate in Career Development. I would prefer to be found paddling a canoe than sitting at a desk.

I did my undergraduate studies in psychology at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario and graduated with M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Toronto in the field of educational psychology.

Updated May 01 2015 by Student & Academic Services

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