Lynda Brown-Ganzert | faculty
Lynda Brown-Ganzert is the CEO of Curatio, a digital health platform that helps patients find one another and the support they need. No Patient Alone, is the company’s mission and the platform is now used in 102 countries and available in 20 languages.
Widely regarded as a digital media expert who has played an active role in growing the sector across Canada, Lynda has developed 100+ digital media products and served in senior roles at companies such as Electronic Arts, Edelman and Nordicity. She was instrumental in establishing the Centre for Digital Media in 2007 and home to Canada’s first Master of Digital Media program, where she teaches as a Visiting/Sessional Professor. She has represented Canada on two UN missions, authored the national trade action plan for the digital media sector, formed a national industry alliance, led the provincial industry association as CEO, and conducted numerous industry research initiatives that have shaped provincial and federal policy and programs.
Lynda’s research areas have included; educational technology; interactive media; gender and technology; digital media evolution and industry growth; digital health; deploying social support using technology.
Lynda has won numerous awards as an entrepreneur, including BIV’s Top Forty Under 40, Novartis Health 2.0 Global Challenge, Entrepreneur of the Year BC, the global Venture Clash competition and most recently named Top 10 Women in Digital Health in Canada, along with many other awards during her career. She serves on the board of the Canada Foundation for Innovation, mentors numerous companies and female founders and has been a director on many boards, including the Information Technology Association of Canada, Emily Carr University and holds the title of Chair Emerita at Simon Fraser University, where she had previously graduated with a Master of Education and a Bachelor of Arts (Communications).