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Shushma Datt

Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of I.T. Productions Ltd.

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

HQ Phone:  (416) 922-6065

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Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

250 Dundas Street West Suite 500

Toronto, Ontario, M5T 2Z5

Canada

Company Description

The MS Society of Canada will not promote recruitment for projects or trials that have not been approved by a recognized funding agency that has a formal committee review process. The MS Society of Canada will not promote recruitment for research projects/tr...more

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Director

Mount Saint Joseph Hospital


Director

Vancouver General Hospital


Chief Executive Officer

RJ 1200


Chief Executive Officer

i.t. Media Broadcasting


Chief Executive Officer

RJ1200 (Radio Station) IT Production


British Broadcasting Corporation


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Vancity

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Vancity Community Foundation - Board Bios

Shushma Datt
Director Shushma Datt is a pioneer in the broadcasting industry in Canada. This talented woman is credited with being the first Indo-Canadian broadcaster in the country. At a time when ethnic programming was minimal in the 1970s, she became a radio and television host in Vancouver as well as a producer of content for the South Asian community. She is also believed to be the first Canadian women to be granted a radio license from the CRTC. Born and raised in Kenya, Shushma earned a university degree from the University of New Delhi in India. She began her career in journalism by working as a reporter for the Times of India. Shushma moved to London, England, where she was employed by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). Shushma emigrated to Canada in 1972 and settled in Vancouver. She began working as a radio operator for CHQM and a host for Indian programming at CJVB, where she was the first announcer to broadcast in Hindi and Punjabi. By 1976 she began producing programs for the South Asian community and developing her expertise in business. She created i.t. Productions Ltd. in 1984 and starting in 1987 was responsible for broadcasting a 24-hour radio station called the "Rim Jhim" network. This was the first station in the world, outside of India, to produce dedicated programming around the clock for South Asians. Shusham was able to provide Indo Canadian listeners in British Columbia with news as well as entertainment. After a twenty-year process, Shushma received a license from the CRTC in 2005 to establish an AM station in Vancouver: RJ1200. Shushma currently operates Radio Rim Jhim and RJ1200, as well as producing nine television programs on Shaw Cable Television and OMNI TV. These include "Women in Focus". Shushma strives to be an ambassador for the South Asian community as well as encourage young women in the group to consider non-traditional roles. She also promotes greater understanding between different cultures. In 2007 Shushma received the Influential Women in Business Award (BC) for her many accomplishments in broadcasting and multicultural programming. She has also received the Order of British Columbia, the Queen's Golden Jubilee Commemorative Medal, the YWCA's "Women of Distinction" Award and the Humanitarian Award from the Vancouver Multicultural Society. Shushma is active in the community, serving on the board of the MS Society of Canada as well a director for the Vancouver General Hospital and Mount St. Joseph's Hospital.


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Shushma Datt
Shushma Datt, Director Shushma Datt is the founder, president and CEO of i.t. Productions Ltd. and its subsidiaries Radio Rim Jhim and AM radio station RJ1200. Multicultural programming is her focus. She produces three multilingual TV programs on Shaw Cable Television and OMNI TV. Shushma began her career as a young reporter for the Times of India. She was then recruited by the prestigious British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). After moving to Vancouver in the 1970s, she became a radio and television host and producer. At this time ethnic programming was limited. In 1979, Shushma helped found ShawTV's Multicultural Channel. Through her programming with i.t. Productions Ltd., Sushma has become an ambassador for the South Asian community. Her programming is known for encouraging and inspiring young South Asian women. Along with receiving an order of BC in 1992, she was recognized by the YWCA as a Woman of Distinction in 1997, and has been named one of the most influential women in BC by Business in BC Magazine in 1998. In 2008, the Royal B.C. Museum included Shushma in an exhibit featuring 123 British Columbians who have helped shape the province's history.


Board of Directors | Vancity Community Foundation

Shushma Datt
Shushma Datt is a pioneer in Canadian Radio.


Board of Directors

Shushma Datt
Director Shushma Datt is a pioneer in Canadian Radio. Read more Recently recognized as one of the 150 most influential British Columbians by the Vancouver Sun, Shushma Datt may be a pioneer in Canadian Radio, but Vancouver's top Indo-Canadian broadcaster is just doing what she loves. Naturally inquisitive, Shushma began building her name as a broadcaster in the Sixties, a definite challenge in an industry that was predominantly male and pale. As a member of the BBC, she chatted up Mick Jagger and tackled Jimi Hendrix about a controversial album cover that portrayed him as a Hindu god. Today, she's the owner and operator of IT Media Broadcasting, a company that holds two radio stations and produces multiple TV shows for the Shaw Multicultural Channel and Omni. Datt has received numerous awards, including Business In Vancouver's 2007 Influential Woman in Business Award for her many accomplishments in broadcasting and multicultural programming. She has also received the Order of British Columbia, and the Queen's Golden and Diamond Jubilee Commemorative Medals, for outstanding contributions to the community. The YWCA honored her as a "Women of Distinction" is active in the community, serving on the board of British Columbia's Institute of Technology's Broadcasting Programs and is an advisory member of Vancity Foundation . In 2006, Shushma launched an AM band radio station and became the first Canadian woman to obtain a CRTC license.


Board of Directors

Shushma Datt
Director Shushma Datt is a pioneer in Canadian Radio. Read more Recently recognized as one of the 150 most influential British Columbians by the Vancouver Sun, Shushma Datt may be a pioneer in Canadian Radio, but Vancouver's top Indo-Canadian broadcaster is just doing what she loves. Naturally inquisitive, Shushma began building her name as a broadcaster in the Sixties, a definite challenge in an industry that was predominantly male and pale. As a member of the BBC, she chatted up Mick Jagger and tackled Jimi Hendrix about a controversial album cover that portrayed him as a Hindu god. Today, she's the owner and operator of IT Media Broadcasting, a company that holds two radio stations and produces multiple TV shows for the Shaw Multicultural Channel and Omni. Datt has received numerous awards, including Business In Vancouver's 2007 Influential Woman in Business Award for her many accomplishments in broadcasting and multicultural programming. She has also received the Order of British Columbia, and the Queen's Golden and Diamond Jubilee Commemorative Medals, for outstanding contributions to the community. The YWCA honored her as a "Women of Distinction" is active in the community, serving on the board of British Columbia's Institute of Technology's Broadcasting Programs and is an advisory member of Vancity Foundation . In 2006, Shushma launched an AM band radio station and became the first Canadian woman to obtain a CRTC license.


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