Seven outstanding individuals will be honoured at the Innoversity Creative Summit on October 29 in recognition of their contribution in making the Canadian media more inclusive and innovative.
The honorees are: Tony Burman, Sudz Sutherland, Jennifer Holness, Kaye Leslie, Dr. Minelle Mahtani, Edward Gajdel, and Djanka Gajdel.
Please click on an image to read each honoree's bio.
Former Head of Al Jazeera English, CBC News, & Newsworld
Director of "Home Again” & “Love, Sex and Eating the Bones”
Writer/Producer of "Home Again” & "Guns"
Author, Researcher, University Professor
The reception will begin at 5 p.m. and the awards will be presented at 6 p.m. on October 29 at the Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library.
The Presenting Sponsor of the Innoversity Creative Summit 2014 is Bell Media. Other major sponsors are Shaw Media and DiversiPro.
The Innoversity Creative Summit opens on October 28 with keynote speaker Madeline Ziniak -- a pioneer in multicultural broadcasting and former Rogers vice-president; welcome remarks will come from astronaut Chris Hadfield and Discovery channels president Paul Lewis.
The Summit highlights innovation, creativity and diversity in the Canadian media. Innoversity was founded nearly 15 years ago by veteran broadcasters Cynthia Reyes and Hamlin Grange and it has had a profound impact on Canadian media content, funded the development of dozens of concepts, and kickstarted hundreds of careers.
Every year, the Innoversity Creative Summit brings together trailblazers, producers, filmmakers, journalists and other media professionals in an inclusive event that highlights trends, careers and new ideas.