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2015/16 Program Advisors

Andrew Cohen

Andrew Cohen, a native of Montreal, attended The Choate School, McGill University and the University of Cambridge. Among his bestselling books are Trudeau’s Shadow: The Life and Legacy of Pierre Elliott Trudeau, The Unfinished Canadian: The People We Are, and While Canada Slept: How We Lost Our Place in the World, a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award. A former foreign correspondent and editorialist with The Globe and Mail, he has worked in Ottawa, Toronto, Washington, and Berlin.

In a career of 37 years, he has won two National Newspaper awards, three National Magazine Awards and the Queen's Golden Jubilee and Diamond Jubilee Medals. He writes a nationally syndicated column for the Ottawa Citizen and appears weekly on CTV News Channel. Founding president of The Historica-Dominion Institute (now Historica Canada), a charitable organization dedicated to citizenship and history in Canada, Mr. Cohen is a professor of journalism and international affairs at Carleton University in Ottawa. His most recent book, his seventh, is the acclaimed Two Days in June: John F. Kennedy and the Forty-Eight Hours that Made History

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Eva Czigler

Eva Czigler’s passion for public broadcasting was nurtured during three decades working on both the production and management side of CBC. She was the producer and executive producer on numerous award-winning public affairs television programs and documentaries before assuming roles in senior management at the corporation. As Deputy Program Director for Television, Eva helped shape the seasonal schedule and drove many of the network’s high impact projects, such as the millennium eve telecast which partnered CBC with public broadcasters from around the world.

In her next role as Special Assistant for International Affairs to the President of CBC/SRC, she focused on boosting the corporations profile within the global public broadcasting community and on developing strong international partnerships. Her final position at CBC was Senior Director, Talent Management, recruiting high profile, on-air talent for both radio and television. She designed training programs to polish presenters’ skills and provided mentorship and career guidance. A graduate of York University with a degree in Political Science, Eva holds a French language diploma from the University of Lausanne. Born in Budapest, she shares the Canadian immigrant’s passion for her adopted country.

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Bob Foulkes

Bob Foulkes is a Canadian communications professional handling business, energy policy, government, politics and media issues as an executive with major Canadian energy companies and as an independent consultant. He served on the staff of several federal Ministers and managed public and government affairs for 25 years for Petro-Canada. He subsequently consulted to a broad range of public and private sector clients.

He has several degrees including a M.Sc. in Management from the Sloan School at MIT where he attended as a Sloan Fellow. He has run a number of marathons, many triathlons and now road bikes for fun. He has served with the United Way, Vancouver’s Central City Foundation, the Vancouver 2010 Bid Committee and the Stratford Shakespeare Festival.

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Rae Hull

Rae Hull is a specialist in media and culture whose body of work has been recognized nationally and internationally. She has been in front of – and behind - the camera as a journalist and television news anchor, producer and director of international series and documentaries, and a creator of groundbreaking interactive content. She served as Senior Director of Network Programming for CBC Television and as Regional Director in British Columbia, also working with CTV, PBS, Discovery and the History Channel through her career. In 2007, Rae joined the Cultural Celebrations team of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics & Paralympics as Creative Director of its digital content, creating a series of unprecedented interactive projects that connected people in Vancouver, across Canada and around the world.

The projects and teams Rae has managed have received numerous award and acknowledgements, including nominations for an Academy Award and an Emmy. Rae holds a BA in Journalism, and an MA in Intercultural & International Communication, and continues to work in both

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André Juneau

Mr. Juneau is currently a fellow at the Queen’s University Institute of Intergovernmental Relations, having served as the director of the Institute from March 2010 to December 2013. He is also the president-elect of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada. After a thirty-year career in the Government of Canada, he served in London as Canada’s full-time board member at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, from the fall of 2006 to the fall of 2009.

His government positions, starting with the Department of Finance in 1975, were generally focused on federal-provincial relations, social policy and government decision-making. He held three assistant deputy minister positions, in immigration, health, and intergovernmental relations. He was appointed to the deputy minister level in 2000 as a deputy secretary to the Cabinet for operations. From 2002 to 2006, he served as the first deputy minister of infrastructure, and starting in 2004, infrastructure and communities. He has an M.A. in urban affairs and policy analysis from the New School for Social Research in New York City.

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Jim Mitchell

Jim Mitchell is a founding partner of the Ottawa policy-consulting firm Sussex Circle. He has many years of experience in working on complex public policy issues and in dealing with Ministers and senior officials. After several years as a university lecturer, Jim began his government career in the Department of Foreign Affairs, before moving to the Privy Council Office in 1983. He later served as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Board, where among other things he was responsible for the government’s Employment Equity Program. From 1991 to 1994, Jim was Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Machinery of Government), where he was responsible for advising the Secretary to the Cabinet and the Prime Minister on the organization of government, the reform and renewal of the Public Service, and a host of other issues related to governance and public management in the government of Canada.

As a consultant, Jim has provided policy and organizational advice in virtually every area of federal responsibility, from foreign and defence policy to public sector reform. He is well known as an author and lecturer on public administration and public policy. A bilingual native of British Columbia, Jim holds a PhD in philosophy from the University of Colorado. He is married to Margaret Mitchell and they have two sons, one a professor at Dalhousie and the other an RCMP officer.

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Andrea Rose

As a musician, educator, researcher, clinician and adjudicator, Andrea Rose enjoys an active role in the ongoing development of music and arts education at local, national and international levels. She holds undergraduate degrees in music and music education from Memorial University of Newfoundland, a Masters in Music and PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Rose is a professor with the Faculty of Education, Memorial University of Newfoundland. She has been the recipient of several awards including Memorial University President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching (1998). In 2004 she was named a 3M National Teaching Fellow by 3M and the Canadian Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, and in 2012 Dr. Rose was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Dr. Rose’s current research interests focus on the construction of leadership ‘identity’ and the role of dialogue in leadership, public engagement and pedagogy. Recent study has focused also on the development of e-contexts and pedagogies for music and arts education, the role of indigenous traditions and knowledge in formal educational contexts, and the development of critical and creative pedagogies in teacher education. Dr. Rose is published widely and has been a keynote speaker and presenter at numerous national and international conferences. In 2006 she completed a commissioned study for the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador culminating in the report State of the Art: Arts and Cultural Education in Newfoundland and Labrador. Dr. Rose serves on a variety of local-international boards and committees and has been a visiting professor with the Centre for Dialogue, Simon Fraser University for three Semesters in Dialogue programs. She is the founding director of The Phenomenon of Singing International Symposia (1997-2013) and was an Artistic Director of FESTIVAL 500 Sharing the Voices International Choral Festival from 2001-2013.

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Malcolm Rowe

Brought up in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Memorial University: B.Sc., B.A.. Osgoode Hall Law School. Called to the Newfoundland Bar. Clerk Assistant to the Newfoundland legislature. Department of External Affairs: the Legal Bureau (Ottawa), the United Nations (New York) and Havana. Called to the Ontario Bar. Private practice at Gowling & Henderson in Ottawa. Projects for the Government of Canada. Awarded Queens Counsel. Taught (part-time) University of Ottawa Law School. Clerk of the Executive Council & Secretary to Cabinet, Newfoundland. Judge of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland & Labrador, Trial Division and (now) Court of Appeal.



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Janet Smith

Dr. Janet R. Smith retired from the Public Service of Canada in August, 2000. She resides on Salt Spring Island where she serves on the Boards of the Gulf Islands Seniors Residence Association, the Canadian Federation of University Women (Salt Spring Branch), the Painters Guild, the Hospice Foundation and the strata she lives in. Prior to leaving the public service she was appointed Chair, Task Force on an Inclusive Public Service. From October 1995 until this appointment, Dr. Smith was Principal, Canadian Centre for Management. Dr. Smith was also Chair of the Federal Task Force on Service Delivery Models until its completion in December, 1996. Dr. Smith attended the University of California at Berkeley where she obtained a Ph.D. in Business Administration in 1974. In 1965, Dr. Smith obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce with Honours in Economics and Accounting, from the University of British Columbia., Dr. Smith was Deputy Minister of Western Economic Diversification from March 1993 to October of 1995.

She has held the posts of Deputy Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs, Executive Director of the Royal Commission on National Passenger Transportation, Deputy Minister, Privatization and Regulatory Affairs, and Associate Deputy Minister at the Department of Transport. From1981 to 1985, Dr. Smith was Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet, Economic and Regional Development Policy at the Privy Council Office. After joining the federal public service of Canada in 1972, in the Office of Equal Opportunities for Women, she held various positions in Agriculture, Treasury Board, and the Anti Inflation Board. From 1969 to 1972, Dr. Smith was Assistant Professor at Simon Fraser University, teaching accounting and business information systems. Dr. Smith attended the National Defence College of Canada in Kingston from 1977 to 1978.

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