Rod Seiling, Chair of the Ontario Racing Commission, has announced that Sandra J. Meyrick, BA, MSc, LLB of Toronto, Ontario, has been appointed by the Government of Ontario as a member of the ORC for a period of two years, effective Aug. 7, 2013.
Ms. Meyrick is an experienced lawyer, adjudicator, community volunteer, and advocate for vulnerable members of the community. She served as an adjudicator with the Health Services Appeal and Review Board, as well as the Consent and Capacity Board, and acted as child counsel to the Office of the Childrens' Lawyer.
Ms. Meyrick was also appointed as a Dispute Resolution Officer at the Ontario Superior Court and continues to serve on the panel of the Public Guardian and Trustee.
"Throughout my career I've had a passion for the law and justice,” said Meyrick. "I am honored to apply my administrative tribunal experience to serve the horse racing community in Ontario.”
With an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario, Ms. Meyrick received her Masters of Science degree from Oxford University and The London School of Economics. She then completed her Ontario Bachelor of Laws at the University of Windsor, having studied law at Western and the University of Michigan. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 1990.
"Ms. Meyrick's appointment expands the skill set base of the Commission,” said ORC Chair Rod Seiling. "With her wealth of experience in both administrative law and governance, I look forward to being able to put those skills to good use for the betterment of racing." (Ontario Racing Commission)