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Alexander, John F. (1942–)

Numerous amateur and professional athletic teams have benefited from the sports medicine expertise offered by Dr. “Jack” Alexander of Regina. A graduate of the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine, Alexander joined the Regina Rams as team physician in 1967 and was named to the medical staff of the Saskatchewan Roughriders two years later. His service as the team’s head doctor began in 1979. In addition to practicing as a family physician, Alexander fulfilled commitments to the Rams and other teams in Hockey, wrestling, volleyball, Figure Skating, and basketball. His work in sports medicine includes co-founding the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine and serving as its president in 1981–82; he also has experience as an Olympic doctor. In recognition of his contributions to provincial sports, Alexander was inducted into the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame in 1988. The Roughriders honoured him for his outstanding service to the team in 2004.

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