Trina McQueen O.C. is Adjunct Professor in the Arts and Media department of Schulich School of Business at York University. She developed and taught the school’s first course in the management of media industries, and in 2016 co-developed and now co-teaches a course in the strategy and management of digital media enterprises.
Mrs. McQueen began her industry career as an on-air journalist and went on to be Head of CBC News, founding President of Discovery Channel, and President and COO of CTV Inc. She has served on numerous industry boards including CBC, Telefilm, National Film Board of Canada advisory council, Canadian Journalism Foundation, and the Canadian Television Fund. She is a regular moderator, panelist, speaker and juror at industry events.
One of her major interests is education and she has been a Governor of University of Waterloo, board member at CIFAR, and on advisory Boards at Ryerson University, Carleton University, Queen’s University, and the University of British Columbia. In the arts, she has served on the boards of Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, the Banff Centre, Canadian Opera Company, Literary Review of Canada, McLelland Stewart Publishers, Historica and Canadian Stage.
She was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2005. Other honours include Canadian News Hall of Fame, and the Canadian Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame. She has received lifetime achievement awards from Banff World Media Festival, Canadian Journalism Foundation and the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. She has been granted honourary degrees from the University of Waterloo, Carleton University and Mount St. Vincent University.