ICTC EXECUTIVE TEAM
Sandra leads initiatives that promote diversity, inclusion, and collaboration with industry, government and education on strategies and actions to leverage talent and build capacity in Canada’s digital economy. As an inclusion advocate in Canada and globally, Sandra has particularly focused on initiatives that involve the recruitment, integration and advancement of global talent, women, Indigenous persons and youth in ICT.
In this capacity, in 2015, Sandra received a Women in Communications and Technology Leadership Excellence Award for Diversity and frequently speaks on topics that address inclusiveness, digital skills and education, and the digital labour market and in 2017 was named as one of 150 Canadian women in STEM. At ICTC, she has been instrumental in launching a Canadian Cyber Security Youth and Education initiative – CyberTitan – to prepare youth with cyber security skills. Sandra also serves as an advisor on the Planning for Canada Advisory Group; Hire Immigrants Ottawa Employer Council of Champions, and the WEC/IOE Global Forum for Migration and Development Business Mechanism.
Sandra holds a Bachelor of Social Science from the University of Ottawa and BA Honours in Political Science from Carleton University. After university, Sandra completed the Information Technology Professional Program, as well as leadership development and coaching programs at the Banff Centre and a Certificate in Intercultural Studies from the University of British Columbia.
An avid traveller, Sandra has also been known to rappel down cliffs in Costa Rica or up them in Santorini.