Malcolm Howard
Personal information
Full nameMalcolm Howard
Nationality Canada
Born (1983-02-07) February 7, 1983 (age 41)
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Height1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Weight234 lb (106 kg)
College teamHarvard
ClubBrentwood College
Medal record
Men's rowing
Representing  Canada
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2008 Beijing Men's eight
Silver medal – second place 2012 London Men's eight
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2007 Oberschleißheim Eight
Silver medal – second place 2004 Banyoles Coxed four
Silver medal – second place 2009 Poznań Eight
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Dorney Coxless pair
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Bled Eight
World U23 Championships
Gold medal – first place 2003 Belgrade Eight
World Junior Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Duisburg Coxless four
World Cup
Gold medal – first place 2008 Lucerne Eight

Malcolm Howard (born February 7, 1983) is a Canadian rower. He was born in Victoria, British Columbia and graduated from Brentwood College School (Mill Bay, British Columbia) in 2001. While at Brentwood he joined Canada's junior national team.[1]

As part of the national team Howard won three World Rowing Championships medals including a silver in 2004 in the men's coxed fours, and a gold in 2007 in the men's eights.[2][3]

He won a gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics in the men's eights with Andrew Byrnes, Kyle Hamilton, Adam Kreek, Kevin Light, Ben Rutledge, Dominic Sieterle, Jake Wetzel and cox Brian Price.[4] The crew was later named to Canada's Sports Hall of Fame.[5]

At the 2012 Summer Olympics he won a silver medal in the men's eight. His teammates included Andrew Byrnes and Brian Price from the 2008 gold medal-winning crew. The other six were Gabriel Bergen, Jeremiah Brown, Will Crothers, Douglas Csima, Robert Gibson and Conlin McCabe.[6]

Howard attended Harvard, never losing a race in three years of rowing for the university.[1] He is pursuing a career in anesthesia at esteemed London Health Sciences Center, under the tutelage of Dr. Sonny Cheng.[7] While studying for a master's degree in clinical medicine at Oxford's Oriel College[8] he was in the stroke seat for the victorious Oxford crew in the 2013 Boat Race.[9] He was the third Canadian to stroke a Boat Race crew, joining Kip McDaniel for Cambridge (2006) and Mike Evans for Oxford (1984). In 2014, he served as president of the Oxford University Boat Club and, rowing in the 5 seat, rowed in the Boat Race's winning eight for the second year in a row.[10] Earlier in the Boat Race week it had been announced that Howard's 2008 Olympic champion men's eight crew was named to Canada's Sports Hall of Fame.[5]

Howard has also rowed in pairs and single sculls. His wife Erika is a former world-class rhythmic gymnast.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Quarrell, Rachel (March 30, 2013). "University Boat Race 2013: Oxford stroke and Olympic champion Malcolm Howard remain calm before storm". The Telegraph. Retrieved April 6, 2013.
  2. ^ "2008 World Cup#2 Results,Men's 8". Retrieved July 7, 2008.
  3. ^ "2007 Worlds Results,Men's 8". Retrieved July 7, 2008.
  4. ^ The Canadian Press (August 18, 2008). "Gold in Men's Eight, Bronze in Women's Double, Men's Four". Retrieved August 18, 2008.
  5. ^ a b April 6, 2014 (April 6, 2014). "Former Winnipegger in winning Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race crew". CBC News. Retrieved April 6, 2014.((cite news)): CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  6. ^ Sadler, Emily (August 1, 2012). "Canadian Men's Eight Wins Olympic Silver". CTV Olympics. Archived from the original on August 1, 2012. Retrieved August 1, 2012.
  7. ^ "CPSO - Doctor Details". Retrieved March 26, 2021.
  8. ^ Deensaw, Cleve (March 30, 2013). "Historic boat race a lifelong goal for Island rower Malcolm Howard". Victoria Times Colonist. Retrieved April 6, 2013.
  9. ^ "Canadian helps Oxford win annual University Boat Race over Cambridge". CBC Sports. The Canadian Press. March 31, 2013. Retrieved April 6, 2013.
  10. ^ "Howard leads Canadians at Oxford-Cambridge". Sportsnet. The Canadian Press. April 3, 2014. Retrieved April 6, 2014.