Former Wesmen Men's Volleyball player Trevor Shaw's playing career ended after the 2006-07 season but Shaw has found success after graduating from the University of Winnipeg.
As a fiscal manager for the Parliamentary Budget Officer in Ottawa, Trevor Shaw is responsible for providing non-partisan projections and advice on the Canadian economy and federal government finances.
"Knowing that parliamentarians reference my work in very tense policy discussions helps keep me focused," he says.
Shaw's work also informs Canadians on economic issues. "Ultimately, economic data needs to resonate with ordinary people. I enjoy taking complex questions with uncertain answers and boiling them down to key things the public should be aware of — trends in the economy, or financial issues the government may be facing."
Shaw credits the instruction in UWinnipeg's economics program with helping to prepare him for his master's studies and guiding his passions towards a dream career.
Shaw played four years as a member of the University of Winnipeg Men's Volleyball program (2003-04 to 2006-07). In his final season, he played a part in helping the Wesmen Men's Volleyball team capture their 10th U SPORTS (CIS) Championship title.