On Wednesday's GFB: Dr. Sandy Skotnicki - February 13th

Feb 13, 2013

By Dale Goldhawk

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11:15am ET | Dermatologist, Dr. Sandy Skotnicki
12:15pm ET | Barbara Motzney, CRTC Chief Consumer Officer

GUEST –  Dermatologist, Dr. Sandy Skotnicki

TOPIC – Winter skin worries.

INFO – Sunscreen use in the winter months. Is it necessary? When to use it. What does SPF mean anyway? Is 60 better than 30. Is it adequate in a foundation or moisturizer. Why do some cost more than others? Do sunscreen chemicals cause cancer.

Dry skin and Winter itch. What causes dry skin? What can we do about it. What is the best moisturizer. Does drinking water help?

BIO – Dr. Skotnicki received her undergraduate degree in microbiology and immunology from the University of Toronto. She completed medical school at the same institution, graduating Alpha Omega Alpha. She went on to complete her dermatology training at the University of Ottawa, and was awarded her fellowship in Dermatology by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in June 1997. She is a Diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology and is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, Department of Medicine in the Divisions of Dermatology and Occupational Health. Her memberships include the Canadian Medical Association, Canadian Dermatology Association, American Dermatology Association and American Contact Dermatitis Society. She is a Board member of the Canadian Dermatology Association and an examiner for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in the specialty Dermatology.

Dr. Skotnicki has been practicing in the Toronto area since 1997. She is currently on staff at both Women’s College Hospital and St. Michael’s Hospital as a Consultant Dermatologist. At St. Michael’s she is a member of the Occupational Disease Specialty Program ODSP, and is responsible for seeing complex Allergic and Occupational skin diseases. A leading expert in Allergic Skin Disease, she is one of a handful of dermatologists in Canada with a sub-specialty interest in Allergic Contact Dermatitis and Patch or Allergy Skin Testing. She is an also a consultant for the Workplace Safety Insurance Board.

Active in research and education, Dr. Skotnicki has been teaching University of Toronto Dermatology, Allergy and Family Medicine residents at her St. Michael’s Hospital clinic since 1999. She is also a member of CREOD, the Centre for Research Expertise in Occupational Disease, and has published articles on different aspects of Allergic Skin Disease.

Quoted in Flare, Glow, Elle Canada, Toronto Life Fashion, Zoomer, Chatelaine, Toronto Star, and The Globe and Mail Dr. Skotnicki is a contributing writer for Allergic Living Magazine, where she answers patients’ questions quarterly. Her radio and televisions appearances include Breakfast TV, ET Canada, CTV, City TV, Global News, Shop Toronto and CBC Radio. She has also been a consultant for Oil of Olay, Neutrogena and Lubriderm, is an active member of the Dove Advisory Board and has been the spokesperson for KAO, a company that represents Jergens, Bioré & Curél since 2006.

Dr. Skotnicki is also an active member of the Art community in Toronto and Canada. Active member of the Canadian Art Foundation, Partners in Art -a non-profit group of Toronto art supporters with an interest in promoting the visual arts in Canada and active Board member of the Institute of Contemporary Culture, Royal Ontario Museum.

Dr. Skotnicki started the Bay Dermatology Centre in 2006 in an effort to provide a full-service dermatology center that focuses on the patient, not procedures.


GUEST –  Barbara Motzney, CRTC Chief Consumer Officer

TOPIC – The CRTC and a mandatory code for mobile wireless services.

INFO- Barbara Motzney, CRTC Chief Consumer Officer will help us understand The Wireless Code Working Document.


Purpose of the Working Document

The Wireless Code Working Document is intended to stimulate discussion and debate at the public proceeding and during the online consultation on the development of a mandatory code for all mobile wireless service providers to address the clarity and content of wireless service contracts and related issues for consumers (the Wireless Code).

This document was developed based on the views put forward to date during the ongoing public proceeding. Certain proposals have been rewritten in plain language or modified to explore possible compromise positions. The inclusion of certain proposals in the Working Document should not be seen as an indication that the Commission has made up its mind on any issue, or even that it prefers one option over another. This document is intended to stimulate debate only and does not constitute a preliminary view. Comments on the Working Document will further inform the Commission’s views on the content and structure of the Wireless Code being developed.

Structure of the Working Document

The Working Document is structured by the questions asked in Telecom Notice of Consultation 2012-557 related to the Wireless Code on the left, and the proposed text for discussion on the right. The Working Document is intended to be written in plain and easy-to-understand language. Where new issues were raised by parties for inclusion in the draft code during the proceeding to date, these are indicated by “New,” also shown in red. Options for proposed wording have been provided for some issues.

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