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Athabasca University

Pam Chamberlain




  • M.A. University of Alberta, 2003
  • BEd, University of Alberta, 1996
  • B.A. Augustana University College, 1992


Pam Chamberlain has a BA in English from Augustana University College, a BEd and an MA in English from the University of Alberta, and a certificate in TESL from the University of Saskatchewan. She has been teaching post-secondary courses in literature and writing for 20 years, at Athabasca University since 2010. She has been awarded the William Hardy Alexander Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. Her scholarly interests include creative writing, composition, Canadian women's literature, rural literature, ecocriticism, and Indigenous studies. She has published scholarly articles on western Canadian writers such as Margaret Laurence and Sharon Butala. She has won several awards for her creative writing, and has acted as a juror for the Alberta Literary Awards and the Outdoor Writers of Canada Awards. She has published two books: Country Roads: Memoirs from Rural Canada and In the Company of Animals: Stories of Extraordinary Encounters.

Updated March 31 2015 by Student & Academic Services

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