Trina McQueen is Adjunct Professor in the Arts and Media department of the Schulich School of Business, where she developed and taught the first course in media company management.
Mrs. McQueen has had a long career as an executive in journalism and broadcasting in both the private and public sector. She retired as President and COO of CTV Inc., and had been founding President of Discovery Channel, and head of CBC's news , current affairs and news channel. She began her career as an on-air reporter and program host.
She has been active in her industry, serving on the Boards of Directors of CBC, Telefilm Canada, the Canadian Television Fund and the Canadian Association of Broadcasters.
Privately, her interests have been higher education and the arts. She has served as a member of the Board of Governors of Waterloo University; and the Board of the Canadian Institute of Advanced Reserach. She has been on advisory boards at Queen's, Carleton, Ryerson, UBC and the University of Regina. In the arts, she has been chair of the Governor General's Performing Arts Foundation, and the Banff Television Festival; and on the Board of the Canadian Stage Company.
She currently serves on the Boards of the Canadian Opera Company, McClelland and Stewart, and the Banff Centre.
Mrs. McQueen has been elected to the Canadian News Hall of Fame, and the Canadian Film and Television Hall of Fame. She has received the Canadian Journalism Foundation Excellence Award and a Gemini Achievement Award, as well as three honorary degrees. For her services to broadcasting, she was named an Officer of the Order of Canada.