Media Release | Jul. 10, 1997
UBC names Sing Tao School of Journalism director
Former Canadian Broadcasting Corporation executive Donna Logan
has been named director of the Sing Tao School of Journalism at
the University of British Columbia. Her appointment begins August
Logan's extensive experience in both print and broadcasting media
includes senior positions at The Montreal Star as well as
the CBC. Most recently, she was the CBC's regional director for
British Columbia and executive director, media accountability, for
all of the broadcaster's services in English, French, radio and
"Throughout her distinguished career, Donna Logan has demonstrated
dedication to the improvement of journalistic standards," said Daniel
Birch, UBC's vice-president, Academic and Provost. "She is an extraordinary
catch for UBC."
Logan served on the CBC steering committee that drafted and revised
journalistic policies. She also headed a task force into the role
of the broadcaster's ombudsman.
Also at the CBC, Logan served as vice-president, regional broadcasting
operations; vice-president, English radio network; program director
and chief journalist, CBC Radio; and managing editor, national radio
At The Montreal Star, Logan was deputy managing editor,
assistant managing editor, features editor, assistant city editor
and general news reporter.
As well, she has served on the advisory board of Canadian journalism
schools at Concordia, Ryerson and Western Ontario universities.
She has also taught extension courses in journalism and given numerous
guest lectures to journalism students at Canadian universities and
The Sing Tao School of Journalism will be the first graduate school
of journalism in Western Canada and the only one in Canada to emphasize
advanced academic studies as well as journalistic practice. Those
who complete the program will receive a Master of Journalism degree.The
school will hold its first classes in September 1998.
The school will be housed in a new building now under construction
on the UBC campus at the corner of West Mall and Crescent Road.
The school and its building were made possible through the generosity
of the Sing Tao Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Sing Tao, a
Hong Kong-based media corporation.
Prof. Shirley Neuman
Dean, Faculty of Arts
UBC Public Affairs