Vancouver, BC (March 27, 2008) – In an awards ceremony on April 10, the Canadian Public Policy Forum will pay tribute to acclaimed British Columbian Dr. Gerri Sinclair for her outstanding contribution to the quality of public policy and public management in Canada, and specifically for her counsel to the Canadian and B.C. Governments about the development of innovative telecommunications and information technology policy.
Fellow honourees at the 21st Annual Testimonial Dinner in Toronto are Mr. David A. Dodge, Former Governor, Bank of Canada and Ms. Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Inuit and Environmental Activist.
"I am deeply honoured to be the recipient of this prestigious award," said Sinclair. "And while I am gratified by my work in the area of Telecommunications as well as Information & Communications Technology, I look forward to further government initiatives that will reclaim Canada's leadership position in broadband delivery. We need advanced Internet services for all our citizens, particularly those in underserved communities in rural and remote areas, and even in our larger urban centres."
Currently, Sinclair is the Executive Director of the Masters of Digital Media Program at Vancouver's Centre for Digital Media, Great Northern Way Campus. Recently, she chaired The Telecom Policy Review, advising the Federal Government of Canada on the policy and regulatory environment required to support an advanced telecommunications framework.
Sinclair's cross-domain career includes more than 20 years' experience spanning the fields of Internet and new media technology, entrepreneurial business, academic research, and government policy. A more detailed biography of Dr. Gerri Sinclair can be found at http://mdm.gnwc.ca/executive_director
This year’s Testimonial Awards will be co-hosted by the Hon. Danny Williams, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador and Dr. Indira Samarasekera, President of the University of Alberta.
The Canadian Public Policy Forum, an organization founded to encourage dialogue and foster understanding between Canada’s policy makers and the private sector, recognizes Canadians who have had a significant impact on Canadian public policy.