Class of 1998
JR Shaw, is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Shaw Communications Inc. The cable and communications company he founded in 1966 now serves an estimated 20% of the Canadian cable television market.
The company also specializes in children’s programming, including YTV, radio and satellite, and in providing internet access and telecommunications.
Shaw has received many awards including the “Business Leadership Award” from the University of Alberta, “The Business Hall of Fame Award” from Junior Achievement of Northern Alberta, and the “Friend of the Industry” Award from the Alberta Motion Picture Industry Association.
A resident of Calgary, Shaw is also the Director and President of the Shaw Foundation, a philanthropic organization.