MA in Economics
Jeff Powell is an Olympian and World Champion born and raised in Winnipeg, where he has worked as the General Manager of the Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba since May 2014. Through his journey as a provincial, national and world champion as well as national team coach Jeff has experienced first-hand much of what competitive sport has to offer. As such, he is committed to promoting the cause of high performance athletes and the systems that support them.
Jeff began rowing in 1996, became a two-time world champion in 2002 and 2003 when he won the gold medal as part of Canada’s men’s eight team in Milan, Italy and Seville, Spain respectively. He also competed at the Athens Olympics in 2004.
Jeff holds a BA (honours) in Economics from the University of Manitoba and a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Western Ontario. In addition to his time in sport, he has worked at the Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation and the Manitoba Department of Finance. In his free time, Jeff enjoys cooking and reading. Jeff and his wife Rebecca have two young daughters and a golden retriever named Molson.
Thursday, March, 30th, 2017
Fast Pitch Winnipeg – 2017 Re-defining the meaning of “community” March 30, 2017 – It’s been a long time since I’ve been in a “performance […]
Wednesday, August, 24th, 2016
The lights have dimmed and the music has stopped. The celebration is slowly winding down. For athletes returning from the Olympic Games – after years […]
Friday, July, 15th, 2016
Letter from the General Manager The 2015/16 year was notable as it was the final full year of training and preparation for Manitoba’s aspiring Olympic […]
Wednesday, June, 29th, 2016
I’ll be the first to admit that rowing isn’t television’s most watched sport. Most Canadians only come in contact with it once every four years when […]
Tuesday, June, 28th, 2016
The Important Role of Coaches I am incredibly saddened today to learn about the passing of two people I never met, in two sports I […]
Thursday, February, 4th, 2016
It was with disappointment, but perhaps not surprise, that the Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba learned of Volleyball Canada’s decision to relocate its Women’s National Team […]
Making a Medallist: Manitoba’s Olympic-Medallist Makers
Wednesday, January, 20th, 2016
WINNIPEG SUN (January 20) The inside story of how the Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba uses science and technology to train Olympic athletes.