January 14, 1942 |
He won the only gold medal for Canada at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Rowing (pairs) with George Hungerford. They were also awarded the Lou Marsh Trophy in 1964. He also competed in the 1968 Summer Olympics and finished eleventh in the single sculls event. At the 1972 Summer Olympics he was a crew member of the Canadian boat which finished twelfth in the coxed fours competition.
He was the Director of Sport Canada and was President for three terms of the Canadian Olympic Committee. From 1978 to 1988, he was the Dean of the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary. He was the founder and Director of the University of Calgary Sport Medicine Centre.
In 2005, Roger Jackson was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Own the Podium 2010.
In 1984, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. In 1964, he was inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame. In 2005, he was inducted into the University of British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame. On October 17, 2012, he will be invested into the Alberta Order of Excellence.
In 2009, he was named by CBC sports as one of the 25 most influential Canadians in sports for 2009.
- "Eight leaders chosen to receive Alberta's highest honour". Lieutenant Governor of Alberta. Retrieved May 2, 2012.
- "Sport Leader And Three-time Olympian Dr. Roger Jackson To Head Own The Podium - 2010 Project". Retrieved March 20, 2006.
- "Most Influential Canadians In Sports". CBC News. December 28, 2009. Retrieved Dec 28, 2009.
|(with George Hungerford)
Lou Marsh Trophy winner