TORONTO, July 3, 2012 /CNW/ - TVO is pleased to announce that the Ontario Government has appointed former
Science North CEO Jim Marchbank of Sudbury and Waterloo entrepreneur Toby Jenkins to
TVO's Board of Directors for three-year terms.
Mr. Marchbank was CEO of Science North in Sudbury for 25 years, leading
the organization through many expansions that established it as the
second-largest science centre in Canada and one of the world's best.
During his tenure, Science North added the F. Jean MacLeod Butterfly
Gallery and an IMAX® theatre. Mr. Marchbank led Science North to begin
the production and distribution of IMAX films.
Ms. Jenkins has taken her philosophy of active living and combined it
with an entrepreneurial spirit to build a thriving business that has
had a positive impact in Waterloo. She is the founder and president of TechTown, a community services building located in the University of Waterloo's
Research and Technology Park, which also includes Ms. Jenkins' own
Columbia Lake Health Club, as well as a daycare centre, office spaces
and a community meeting space.
"Mr. Marchbank and Ms. Jenkins are proven leaders and innovators in
their fields," said Peter O'Brian, Chair of the TVO Board of Directors.
"Their experience will be a great benefit to TVO as we continue to push
the boundaries of educational media while increasing our efficiency,
productivity and impact in the province."
Mr. Marchbank's strong work ethic has earned him a Sudbury Chamber of
Commerce Bell Business Excellence Award for Professional Achievement among other honours. As an active
volunteer, he serves as a Board member of the Sudbury Food Bank as well
as the Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership. Science North has
recognized Mr. Marchbank with a lifetime membership and the development
of the Marchbank Innovation Fund that encourages the continuous
learning and development of staff.
Ms. Jenkins has worked as an urban planner and a community volunteer and
activist who chaired the Board of Grand River Hospital for 10 years.
She was also Board Chair of Waterloo Ventures, which helped
knowledge-based businesses get their start. Ms. Jenkins was recognized
in "Women of Waterloo" in 2009.
"Mr. Marchbank's leadership of one of Ontario's most respected publicly
funded agencies, along with Ms. Jenkin's track record of
entrepreneurship and innovation are a perfect fit for TVO as we forge
ahead with our vision to use digital media to make Ontarians the
smartest and best informed people in the world," said Lisa de Wilde,
Chief Executive Officer of TVO.
TVO is Ontario's public educational media organization and a trusted
source of interactive educational content that informs, inspires and
stimulates curiosity and thought. TVO's vision is to empower people to
be engaged citizens of Ontario through educational media. TVO is funded
primarily by the Province of Ontario and is a registered charity
supported by sponsors and thousands of donors. For more information,
Where to Find TVO
Cable channel 2 (may vary in some areas)
Bell TV channel 265
TVO HD on Bell Fibe TV channel 1265
Rogers TVO HD channel 580
Rogers-On-Demand channel 100
Shaw Direct channel 353
BlackBerry App World™
For further information:
Media Contact for TVO:
TVO Communications and Marketing
416.484.2600 x 2445