Hillman Prize Canada - 2014 Judges
Bonnie Brown is a journalist and has worked as a television documentary producer, online and radio news producer at CBC for 15 years. She is the recipient of the Canadian Bar Association's 2013 Stephen Hanson Award for Excellence in Journalism, and her investigative work on justice issues has been nominated and short-listed for national prizes. She has worked with students at the University of Toronto's City Studies, Women's and Gender Studies, and History departments in a storytelling initiative on community development, and participates in an oral history project on Canadian labour law. Now based in Toronto, Bonnie was born and raised in Winnipeg, studied French at the University of Winnipeg, and has a law degree from McGill University.
Having appeared in theatres across Canada and in the U.S. and UK, Fiona is also a veteran of the Shaw and Stratford Festivals and will appear at the Shaw Festival in their 2014 season. Recently, she enjoyed a successful run of The Norman Conquests at Soulpepper Theatre, then London Road at Canstage. Ms. Reid's various movie roles include The Time Traveler’s Wife and My Big Fat Greek Wedding; her television appearances include King of Kensington. She has also provided several voices for animated series. A graduate of McGill University, Ms. Reid is a Member of the Order of Canada and is the recipient of an honorary degree from Bishop’s University as well as The Barbara Hamilton Memorial Award (2008) and the ACTRA Award of Excellence (2010). She is Vice President of the Actors’ Fund of Canada.
Tony Burman is former head of Al Jazeera English and CBC News, and now teaches at Ryerson University's School of Journalism. He also writes a weekly column on world affairs for The Toronto Star. While Managing Director of Al Jazeera English in Qatar from 2008–10, the network’s worldwide audience reach more than doubled to 220 million households. In October 2009, Arabian Business Magazine named him the second most influential non-Arab in the Arab world. Before Al Jazeera, he spent more than three decades as an award-winning news and documentary producer at CBC news and current affairs — working in more than 30 countries — including seven years as its editor-in-chief.