Board of Directors

Our 2018–2019 CIIPS Board of Directors

Dar­rell Evans – Pres­i­dent
Exec­u­tive Direc­tor (Vol­un­teer)
Cana­di­an Insti­tute for Infor­ma­tion and Pri­va­cy Stud­ies Soci­ety

Darrell EvansIn 1990, Dar­rell Evans ini­ti­at­ed a move­ment to get a free­dom of infor­ma­tion and pro­tec­tion of pri­va­cy act passed in British Colum­bia. This cam­paign even­tu­al­ly led to the cre­ation and of the non-prof­it BC Free­dom of Infor­ma­tion and Pri­va­cy Asso­ci­a­tion (FIPA) in Jan­u­ary 1991. Dar­rell led FIPA until Decem­ber 2010. BC’s Free­dom of Infor­ma­tion and Pro­tec­tion of Pri­va­cy Act (“FOIPP act”) was accom­plished in 1992. Dar­rell then worked with Alber­ta res­i­dents to suc­cess­ful­ly get an Alber­ta FOIPP act mod­eled on BC’s act passed in 1994. Dar­rell con­ceived of CIIPS and con­tin­ues to play a lead­ing role in its launch. Dar­rell was award­ed Grace-Pepin Access to Infor­ma­tion Award for 2012, the Queen’s Dia­mond Jubilee Medal in 2012 for advanc­ing access

Mike Larsen – Sec­re­tary
Instruc­tor, Crim­i­nol­o­gy
Kwantlen Poly­tech­nic Uni­ver­si­ty

MikeLarsenMike Larsen is a fac­ul­ty mem­ber of the Crim­i­nol­o­gy Depart­ment at Kwantlen Poly­tech­nic Uni­ver­si­ty, where he chairs the Crim­i­nol­o­gy Hon­ours Pro­gram Com­mit­tee and teach­es cours­es on crim­i­nal jus­tice, crim­i­no­log­i­cal the­o­ry, law & soci­ety, polic­ing and police account­abil­i­ty, sur­veil­lance, and trans­paren­cy. His research deals with Cana­di­an nation­al secu­ri­ty prac­tices, par­tic­u­lar­ly as they involve the depri­va­tion of lib­er­ty and con­tes­ta­tions around gov­ern­ment secre­cy, pub­lic account­abil­i­ty, and the right to know. He serves on Board of Direc­tors of the Cana­di­an Insti­tute for Infor­ma­tion and Pri­va­cy Stud­ies (CIIPS) and is a Direc­tor of the BC Free­dom of Infor­ma­tion and Pri­va­cy Asso­ci­a­tion (BC FIPA).

Mike’s pub­li­ca­tions include Access In the Acad­e­my: Bring­ing FOI and ATI to Aca­d­e­m­ic Research (BC Free­dom of Infor­ma­tion and Pri­va­cy Asso­ci­a­tion, 2013) and the edit­ed vol­ume Bro­ker­ing Access: Pow­er, Pol­i­tics, and Free­dom of Infor­ma­tion Process in Cana­da (Co-edit­ed with Kevin Wal­by, UBC Press, 2012).


Cindy Brice
Cor­po­rate Direc­tor, Infor­ma­tion Access and Pri­va­cy
Provin­cial Health Ser­vices Author­i­ty 

CindyBriceCindy has over thir­ty years of expe­ri­ence work­ing in BC’s health sec­tor. For eigh­teen years she has assist­ed health care orga­ni­za­tions with com­pli­ance of BC’s Free­dom of Infor­ma­tion and Pro­tec­tion of Pri­va­cy Act.  Cindy is a cer­ti­fied mem­ber of the Inter­na­tion­al Asso­ci­a­tion of Pri­va­cy Pro­fes­sion­als and the Cana­di­an Health Infor­ma­tion Man­age­ment Asso­ci­a­tion.  Cindy looks for­ward to serv­ing on the Board this year.


Kris Con­sta­ble

Kris Con­sta­ble is a for­mer glob­al secu­ri­ty expert for a multi­na­tion­al telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions com­pa­ny and the founder in 2005 of Pri­va­SecTech, a con­sult­ing firm offer­ing tech­ni­cal advice in the areas of pri­va­cy and secu­ri­ty through­out Cana­da. Kris has advised mul­ti­ple pri­va­cy-for­ward orga­ni­za­tions in Cana­da, includ­ing the Cana­di­an Inter­net Pol­i­cy and Pub­lic Inter­est Clin­ic (CIPPIC), BC Civ­il Lib­er­ties Asso­ci­a­tion (BCCLA) and the Office of the Infor­ma­tion and Pri­va­cy Com­mis­sion of British Colum­bia. Kris’s involve­ment in the pri­va­cy com­mu­ni­ty has led to speak­ing engage­ments at dozens of con­fer­ences in North Amer­i­ca and inter­na­tion­al­ly. He is pas­sion­ate about pri­va­cy and secu­ri­ty edu­ca­tion and is a fre­quent con­trib­u­tor to mul­ti­ple blogs and oth­er online pub­li­ca­tions.


Tom Cre­an
Kear­ney Funer­al Ser­vices

Since 1978, Tom Cre­an has served as pres­i­dent of his family’s third-gen­er­a­tion funer­al home, Kear­ney Funer­al Ser­vices. In addi­tion to his vol­un­teer work in groups serv­ing his busi­ness sec­tor, Tom has been a board mem­ber of key orga­ni­za­tions involved in pub­lic edu­ca­tion, civ­il lib­er­ties, and infor­ma­tion and pri­va­cy. He is a board mem­ber of the BC Asso­ci­a­tion for Media Edu­ca­tion, and is trea­sur­er of the BC Free­dom of Infor­ma­tion and Pri­va­cy Asso­ci­a­tion (FIPA). Tom has a pas­sion for edu­cat­ing stu­dents and the gen­er­al pub­lic about infor­ma­tion and pri­va­cy issues.



Sinziana M Gutiu, JD
Pol­i­cy Ana­lyst, Bar­ris­ter and Solic­i­tor

Sinziana M GutiuSinziana Gutiu cur­rent­ly works as a Pol­i­cy Ana­lyst with the Office of the Infor­ma­tion and Pri­va­cy Com­mis­sion­er of British Colum­bia. Sinziana prac­tised law at inter­na­tion­al and nation­al law firms in the areas of cyber lia­bil­i­ty, pro­fes­sion­al lia­bil­i­ty, insur­ance defence and con­struc­tion law. She is an Exec­u­tive Mem­ber of the BC Cana­dian Bar Association’s Free­dom of Infor­ma­tion and Pri­va­cy Sec­tion, and enjoys pre­sent­ing and writ­ing about pri­va­cy and FOI, robot­ics, and tech­nol­o­gy law.


Vic­to­ria Caros
Advance­ment Offi­cer, St. John’s School

Over the past 3 years, Vic­to­ria Caros has worked in a fund devel­op­ment
capac­i­ty at two of the largest social ser­vice char­i­ties in BC — the YMCA
of Greater Van­cou­ver and the Unit­ed Way of the Low­er Main­land. She is a
self-pro­claimed “peo­ple con­nec­tor” and demon­strates this through her
vol­un­teerism with the Asso­ci­a­tion of Fundrais­ing Pro­fes­sion­als (AFP),
pro­vid­ing a plat­form for non-prof­it com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers to engage with,
learn from one anoth­er and share best prac­tices. Vic­to­ria is excit­ed to
bring her pas­sion for edu­ca­tion, ener­getic per­son­al­i­ty and fundrais­ing
exper­tise to CIIPS in her first board direc­tor role.

Seli­na Koonar

Court Fras­er

Dal­las Yuan


Past Board Members

Stu­art MacInnes, CA – Trea­sur­er
Direc­tor of Finance
RF Bin­nie & Asso­ciates & CIIPS Trea­sur­er

Lind­sey Bertrand – Vice Pres­i­dent
Media and Pub­li­ca­tions Spe­cial­ist
Cana­di­an Cen­tre for Pol­i­cy Alter­na­tives – BC Office

Char­lotte Kingston
Com­mu­ni­ca­tions & Engage­ment Direc­tor
BC Civ­il Lib­er­ties Asso­ci­a­tion (BCCLA)

Gareth Kirk­by
Com­mu­ni­ca­tions & Com­mu­ni­ty Direc­tor
Cana­di­an Insti­tute for Infor­ma­tion and Pri­va­cy Stud­ies Soci­ety


Our Establishing Board of Directors

In 2005, the fol­low­ing peo­ple applied to incor­po­rate the Cana­dian Insti­tute for Infor­ma­tion and Pri­vacy Stud­ies Soci­ety (CIIPSS) with Indus­try Cana­da and pur­sued our char­i­ta­ble reg­is­tra­tion. They became the Society’s Estab­lish­ing Board of Direc­tors.

Pro­fes­sor Andrew Clement
Fac­ul­ty of Infor­ma­tion Stud­ies, Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to

Dr Ian Scott Cor­nell
Cor­nell Direc­tor of Sur­gi­cal Pathol­o­gy, Roy­al Columbian Hos­pi­tal,
New West­min­ster, BC

Dar­rell Evans
For­mer Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, BC Free­dom of Infor­ma­tion and Pri­va­cy Asso­ci­a­tion (1991–2011)

Ger­ald Fahey
Bar­ris­ter & Solic­i­tor, Mac­don­ald Fahey

Jan­i­na M Kon
Pres­i­dent, Stream­line Coun­sel Inc, Law Corp.
Adjunct Pro­fes­sor, Saud­er School of Busi­ness, Uni­ver­si­ty of British Colum­bia

Stephanie Per­rin
Pres­i­dent, Dig­i­tal Dis­cre­tion Inc

Thomas B Riley
Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, Com­mon­wealth Cen­tre for Elec­tron­ic Gov­er­nance

Richard S Rosen­berg
Pro­fes­sor Emer­i­tus, Depart­ment of Com­put­er Sci­ence, Uni­ver­si­ty of British Colum­bia

Valerie Steeves
Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor, Depart­ment of Crim­i­nol­o­gy, Uni­ver­si­ty of Ottawa