Maureen Cubberley, Vice Chair

Since 1995, Maureen has been involved with many aspects of Internet policy development, including those related to the DNS (Domain Name System). She was the founding Chair of CIRA, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority, and currently serves on policy development task forces for ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers). Maureen has 10 years of experience advising businesses and NFP organizations and institutions throughout North America on the benefits of ICT (Internet and Communication Technology).

Maureen joined the PMCN Board when she was the CEO and Chief Librarian for the Town of Huntsville. Her previous work as a Provincial Librarian for the Province of Manitoba and the Ontario Ministry of Culture emphasized the link between the concept of Internet as essential public infrastructure and the role of the library in providing communities with public access to electronic forms of information. Participation in MCN proved to be an ideal way to draw on her experience at the provincial and national levels and allowed for an enhanced contribution at the local level. 

What hobby do you most enjoy? Reading the works of Irish playwrights, from Christine Longford, O'Casey and Synge to Brian Friel and Sebastian Barry, to today's young writers like Lisa Tierney-Keogh and Deirdre Kinahan. (I name them hoping that someone reading this will want to read them too.)

Where do you feel most at home? At our home in Armour Township and on Cape Clear, (or Oileán Chléire), a tiny island located an hour by mail boat off the coast of County Cork, Ireland.

A surprising fact about yourself? Many years ago, I played guitar in a (long gone and unknown) folk band.