International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningFor several years, the government of the western Canadian province of Alberta has drafted policies and conducted research on the problem of populations under-represented in adult education.  This Alberta-North and Athabasca University study, funded by the Alberta government’s Innovation Fund, uses the advice and educational experiences of northern former and present students, and of other community members, to identify ways of better attracting, preparing, and retaining under-represented populations in northern Alberta communities through provision and training in the use of distance delivery methods. More...