Gareth Shearman has over 40 years of experience in educational and community computing applications. For much of his career he worked as an educator in the pubic school system and in educational administration.
His early involvement with computing was in research in Computer Assisted Instruction. He has been involved with the founding of a number of educational and community computing organisations. In 1992 and 1993 he and his colleagues founded both Telecommunities Canada and the Victoria Free-Net Association. These organisations continue their work as supporters of all aspects of community ICT development.
Mr. Shearman has represented Telecommunities Canada at a number of international events and is a member of CIRA, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority, on its behalf.
Mr. Shearman holds a BEd degree from the University of British Columbia and an MSc (Ed) degree from Simon Fraser University.