DUniv. 2019

Honorary Doctorate Recipient

Veena Rawat


Veena Rawat is President and CEO of Expert Strategies International, a technological consulting firm that advises national and international clients on telecommunication policies and regulations.

She spent 28 years working for the federal government where she held a variety of executive positions managing programs related to radio frequency spectrum wireless and satellite communication services. In 2011, she was named VP and Ambassador to ITU for Blackberry and in 2014; she was President of the Communications Research Centre, the only Canadian federal government research lab conducting R&D in all communications technologies.

In 2014, Rawat became an Officer of the Order of Canada for her “contributions to telecommunications engineering and for leadership in establishing the global regulatory framework for radio spectrum management” and is the recipient of many other awards recognizing her trailblazing career. 

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