Shawn Burt

Academia / Athletics / Community Service

Attended KCSS • 1984 – 1989

Inducted 2022

Dynamic Athletic & Community Leader.

After graduating from KCSS in 1989, Shawn Burt went on to Study at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, where he majored in Philosophy and played four years of varsity hockey. Upon graduation, Shawn learned his mother had been diagnosed with terminal cancer; she later succumbed to the disease in 1998. This staggering loss soon became compounded when his father was also diagnosed with cancer a mere eight months after his mom’s passing. Shawn’s father passed away in 2002. The cumulative impact of these losses transformed Shawn’s life, and galvanized him to move in a direction that has resulted in his distinction.

Moving on from this accomplishment, Shawn directed his passion for hockey into growing university sport.  He specifically leveraged his experience as a student – athlete at an American Ivy League school to transform two prominent university sports programmes in Canada.

An irrepressible warrior in the fight to defeat cancer, Shawn also supports various on-campus & community fundraising and leadership initiatives that include mental health, SafeSport, and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in sport.

In his private time, he devotes his attention and energies to the many athletic pursuits of his daughter, Mckenna, and son, Ayden.


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