Posted on Jul 06, 2018
 
Dr. Roger Jackson is an Olympic gold medalist rower, having competed in three Olympic Games.  He was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Physical Education (now Kinesiology) in 1978 and was responsible for creating the modern complex, graduate and research programs that we know today.  In 1988 Roger created the Sport Medicine Centre at the University of Calgary as its Founding Director.
 
He has served as President of the Canadian Olympic Association in addition to several other roles in the Olympic Movement for 40 years, including for 10 years as a leader of the 1988 Calgary Winter Games.  Dr. Jackson created and led the very successful “Own the Podium” program that prepared Canada’s athletes for the 2010 Vancouver Games, where they won a record 14 Gold Medals.  He also served as a senior adviser to the successful London 2012 Olympic Games bid and the recent Tokyo bid. 
 
Please join us on Wednesday July 11th, to hear Dr. Jackson recount some of those bid experiences, and provide some comments on the possible Calgary bid for the 2026 Games.
 
 
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