All submissions to the 2017 Type 1 Diabetes Video Festival will be judged by our panel of experts. Learn more about them below.
Myles is a Canadian record producer, guitarist, lead vocalist, main songwriter, and founding member of the veteran Canadian hard rock band April Wine. As the longest serving (and only original) member, Goodwyn has led the band from its modest garage band roots to multi-platinum sales.
Following the band's peak years during the 1970s and early 1980s, Goodwyn disbanded the group to pursue a solo career. After a brief relocation to the Bahamas, Goodwyn returned to Canada and reformed April Wine in 1992. He continues to lead the band to the present day.
Barbara is a diabetes educator working at the Leadership Sinai Centre for Diabetes. She had been involved with the T1D Think Tank Network since its inception and continues to learn and be inspired by her patients.
Caroline Gee has worked as a Set Decorator in the Toronto film and television industry for the past 25 years. Her work has been featured on shows such as Suits, Heroes Reborn, Being Erica, People of Earth, and Due South, and she is currently working on The Handmaid’s Tale. She has been a Type 1 Diabetic since she was 8 years old.
Karen is an award winning film-maker, whose work has been screened nationally and internationally. As a director, editor, writer and frequent cameraperson, she has worked on dozens of productions, ranging from stand-alone documentaries to documentary series for television, music videos and fiction.
Karen has a Bachelor of Journalism Degree from Carleton University in Ottawa, a Master’s of Fine Arts in Film and Video from York University in Toronto, and a Certificate in feature film writing from the University of California’s Writer’s Studio. She has also completed the Women in the Director’s Chair program (offered by Creative Women Workshops, at the Banff Centre for the Arts). Karen currently teaches part-time in Centennial College’s Broadcasting – Radio, Television, Film, and Digital Media program.
Bruce A Perkins, MD MPH is Associate Professor, Endocrinologist and Diabetes Complications Clinician-Scientist at the University of Toronto appointed to the Faculty of Medicine and to the Institute of Health, Policy, Management and Evaluation. He obtained his MD and Internal Medicine training at the University of Toronto, his endocrinology subspecialty training at Harvard University, his Masters of Public Health in Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health, and a research fellowship in epidemiology at the Joslin Diabetes Center.
His clinical practice focuses on type 1 diabetes. He serves as a member of the Steering Committee and Chair, Microvascular Complications on the Canadian Diabetes Association Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee, and served as the Chair of the insulin pump advisory committee to the Ontario Ministry of Health. Centered on type 1 diabetes and using longitudinal cohort methods as well as clinical trials, his research work has focused on 1) Early biomarkers of diabetes complications and biomarkers of progression to advanced disease, and 2) Interventions for glycemic control, including artificial pancreas technologies and disease-modifying adjunctive-to-insulin pharmaco- therapies. He is the recipient of the Canadian Diabetes Association’s 2015 Young Scientist Award.
The submissions are in the hands of our jury and winners will be announced throughout the month of November.