Canadian Heritage Min. Pablo Rodriguez has announced a newly-reconstituted independent advisory committee that will recommend candidates to serve on the CBC/Radio-Canada Board of Directors. Rodriguez says the government is committed to ensuring that the process is “independent, merit-based and results in the recommendation of high-quality candidates” as some current board members near the end of their mandate. Read more here.
The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is now accepting entries for its CAJ Awards program. The CAJ Awards program features 18 categories, rewarding journalistic excellence across multiple platforms and frequencies. The deadline to submit entries is Jan. 11.
Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) has announced the recipients of its 2022 AMI Robert Pearson Memorial Scholarship. The program, which launched in 2012, is open to Canadian students with a disability enrolled in a diploma or degree program at a Canadian post-secondary school. Two scholarships valued at $5,000 each are awarded annually to students with a disability, one in English and one in French. This year’s recipients are Selali Tettevi of Regina and Élise St-Laurent from Rouyn-Noranda, QC. Selali is pursuing a Master of Business Administration at Thompson Rivers University while Élise is enrolled in year two of a Masters of Psychoeducation at the Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue. AMI partners with the National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) to administer the program.