Jackson, Roger - 2008

Jackson, Roger - 2008

Roger Jackson

Multisport Builder, Calgary

Inducted in 2008


Dr. Roger Jackson played an integral part in bringing the 1988 XV Winter Olympic Games to Calgary and served for an additional seven years as an Executive member of the organizing committee. As Dean of the Faculty of Kinesiology, he was the guiding force in the building of the Olympic Oval and the Physical Education Complex at the University of Calgary. He was the Founding Director of the University Sports Medicine Centre and initiated the Faculty’s first graduate and research programs. He has played an active role in university athletics, including serving as president of the Canada West University Athletic Association.


He is a former Director of Sports Canada and former President of the Canadian Olympic Association.


He currently is the Chief Executive Officer for “Own the Podium in 2010” – the initiative designed to help Canada become the number one nation in terms of medals won at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.


Dr. Roger Jackson is a three-time Olympian (Tokyo, 1964; Mexico, 1968; and Munich, 1972). He won a gold medallist in rowing in the coxless pairs event with George Hungerford at the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games. He was inducted into the University of Calgary Hall of Fame in April 2006. He is a member of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame, and Canadian Olympic Order and an Officer of the Order of Canada.