Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

September 10, 2009 12:10 ET

Appointment to CBC/Radio-Canada Board of Directors

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 10, 2009) - The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced the appointment of John Fitzgerald Young to the Board of Directors of CBC/Radio-Canada.

"I am pleased that Mr. Young is joining the Board of Directors," said Minister Moore. "His strong academic background and his involvement on the international front will certainly benefit the Board of the CBC/Radio-Canada."

Mr. Young is currently the Dean of the College of Arts, Social and Health Sciences at the University of Northern British Columbia and is Senior Fellow at the International Centre for Law and Religion Studies at Brigham Young University. Mr. Young has also been a lecturer at various institutions, as well as a published author whose work focuses on governance, politics, federalism, and democracy. He has been involved in several research projects and is the recipient of numerous scholarships, grants, and awards, including a Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada grant in 2009 for research on globalization in Northern British Columbia.

Mr. Young's studies include a doctorate in Political Science with a minor in Public Administration from the University of Toronto, a master's degree in Soviet and East European Politics and History from the University of Ottawa, and a bachelor's in Slavic Studies from the University of Alberta.

CBC/Radio-Canada is the country's largest cultural institution and the only broadcaster that provides radio, television, Internet, and satellite-based services in both English and French across Canada and in eight Aboriginal languages across the North. For more information, please visit www.cbc.radio-canada.ca.

This news release is available on the Internet at www.canadianheritage.gc.ca under Media Room.

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    Deirdra McCracken - Director of Communications
    819-997-7788
    deirdra.mccracken@pch.gc.ca