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Mr. Colin Jackson

Member, Cabinet of Canadians

Mr. Colin Jackson  CHAIR OF IMAGINATION 150

Colin Jackson serves as Chair of Rosebud Centre for the Arts, Chair of imagiNation 150 (an organization dedicated to the celebration of Canada's Sesquicentennial in 2017), Chair of the Alberta Ballet Facilities Committee, as the Jarislowsky  Executive in Residence at the Haskayne School of Business and a member of the Senate of the University of Calgary.

 He was the founding Artistic Director of Prairie Theatre Exchange (Winnipeg).  His work history includes being a current affairs and drama producer for the CBC, on air host for a Global TV current affairs show, Executive Director of the Confederation Centre of the Arts (Charlottetown) and President of The EPCOR Centre for the Performing Arts (Calgary).  He has served as a member of the Prime Minister's External Advisory Committee on Cities and Communities, a member of the Mayor's Panel on Urban Sustainability, a member of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce Strategic Council for the Renaissance City, a member of the Executive of the Canada Council for the Arts, a member of the Executive of the Canadian Conference of the Arts, a founding board member of the Calgary Arts Development Agency, Development Chair for the International Society for the Performing Arts,  Alberta Chair of Culture Days, Chair of ArtsSmarts (a national arts education advocacy organization), a member of the University of Alberta Senate and as Calgary Chair of Harvard's Schools and Scholarships Committee. He is the recipient of the Queen's Golden Jubilee medal and a Canada Council Senior Arts Award. He is married to Arlene Strom and is the proud father of Emma and Isabelle, and grandfather of Eliza and Angus Goodwin.

Colin Jackson holds a BA from the University of Manitoba and a MPA from Harvard University.