Dr. Roger Jackson

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Dr. Jackson is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Calgary, having previously been the Dean of Physical Education and then the Founding Director of the university Sport Medicine Centre.

Between 2005-2010, he was the founding CEO of Own The Podium, the national program to prepare Canadian athletes for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games. He was previously the Director of Sport Canada.
He has consulted extensively with cities bidding for, or organizing, Olympic winter and summer Games, including the bids of Calgary, London and Tokyo 2020. He has served on a number of IOC Commissions including those to evaluate bidding cities and to advise Winter Games Organising Committees. He has consulted with numerous International and national corporations.

He was elected President of the Canadian Olympic Association on three occasions, and served for many years as the Chairman of the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport, Canada’s anti-doping agency. For ten years, he was a leader of the Calgary Olympic Winter Games bid and organising committees, and for 15 years, a member of the Executive Committee of the Pan American Sports Organisation. He has been Chairman of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame.

He represented Canada in rowing at three Olympic Games, and was Olympic Champion at the Olympic Games Tokyo 1964. He was the Canadian flag bearer at the Olympic Games Mexico City 1968. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada and a Member of the Alberta Order of Excellence. He is a recipient of both the IOC and Canadian Olympic Orders, and was twice elected as a member of the Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, both as an athlete and as a builder. He is a recipient of honorary doctoral degrees from three universities.