Minister Kenney Announces Citizenship Judge Reappointment

Ottawa, February 8, 2013 — Citizenship Judge Sharon Robertson of Kitchener, Ont. has been reappointed, Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, announced today.

First appointed in January 2010, Judge Robertson has been reappointed for a three?year, part-time term.

Prior to her appointment, Judge Robertson, who is of Japanese-Canadian ancestry, was an educator, having worked as an educational consultant with the Learning Ways and Integrated Centre for Optimal Learning, and as a principal and teacher in the Waterloo Region. She has also presented internationally on learning strategies in New York, Hong Kong and Nottingham, England.

Judge Robertson sat on the University of Waterloo Senate from 2006 to 2009 and has received several awards, including the Waterloo Region Women of Distinction Award, the Kitchener-Waterloo Woman of the Year Award and the Dr. Floyd White Award for her outstanding contribution to the teaching profession. She has a Master’s in Education from Brock University.

Citizenship judges are responsible for making decisions on citizenship applications, presiding over citizenship ceremonies and administering the oath of citizenship to new citizens.

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For further information (media only), please contact:

Alexis Pavlich
Minister’s Office
Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Media Relations
Communications Branch
Citizenship and Immigration Canada

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