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Bachelor of Arts, International Relations, University of British Columbia (Canada) (1981); Bachelor of Laws, University of British Columbia (1985)
Lawyer with Alexander, Holburn, Beaudin Lang, Barristers Solicitors (1986-1992); Deputy Manager and Partner with Barnescraig Associates, dealing with liability claims, claims consulting, risk management and sports arbitration (1992-)
Rowing: coxless pair (2-) and coxed four (4+)
Olympic Games: Silver medallist in 1984 and participation in 1976 and 1988; Gold medallist at the 1986 Commonwealth Games; Seven-time World Championship medallist
Started Rowing Canada Aviron Athletes’ Committee (1978); Member of the first Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) Athletes’ Commission (1980-1983), Vice-President (2009-2015) then President of the COC (2015-), Deputy President, Ordinary Division, International Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS); Chair, ICAS Membership Commission; Arbitrator, Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC); Chef de Mission at the 2007 Pan-American Games; Member of the Bid Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Vancouver 2010; Co-Mayor of the Athletes’ Village at the Olympic Winter Games Vancouver 2010; Within the COC: former Team Selection Committee Chair, former Human Resources Committee Member, former Partner Relations Committee Chair, former Legal Committee Member, Former Women’s Commission Chair at the International Rowing Federation (FISA), Chair of the FISA Development Commission (2012-), FISA Executive Committee Member (1997-2016) and FISA Vice-President (2012-)
Recipient of the Order of Canada (Highest civilian honour in Canada. Awarded for achievement in international sport and sport and the law); Honorary Doctorate of Laws for leadership in sport, sport and the law and women in sport, University of British Columbia (2001); Premier’s Athletic Award (1981-1987); Nominee for British Columbia’s Athlete of the Quarter Century (1990) (at one time in her career, she held the most world championship and Olympic medals of any Canadian athlete); Rowing Canada Aviron (RCA) President’s Award (1990); Inductee to the British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame (1992); Inducted into the UBC Sports Hall of Fame (1994); Inductee to the Canadian Olympic Sports Hall of Fame (2000); Carol Anne Letheren Award for International Sports Leadership (2006); Named as One of British Columbia’s Top Ten Female Athletes of All Time (2008); Recipient and Inductee of the “In Her Footsteps” Award, BC Sports Hall of Fame for “Leading the Way” in Women’s Sport (2008); Recipient of RCA Long Time Service Awards; Recipient of numerous Government of Canada Sport Excellence Awards; Recognised as one of the Most Influential Women in Sport (CAAWS)
Member of the Medical and Scientific Commissison (2016-)