Dr. Jay Fedorak

Assistant Commissioner, Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for B.C.

Jay Fedorak was appointed Assistant Commissioner to the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for B.C. in 2012. He has 17 years of experience in the field of information and privacy, including 3 years as an investigator and 2 years as an adjudicator with the Commissioner’s office. Jay holds a BA (Hons) in History from Simon Fraser University as well as an MA and PhD in International History from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is an expert in the field of Great Britain and Europe during the 18th and 19th centuries and the author of Henry Addington, Prime Minister, 1801-1804: Peace, War, and Parliamentary Politics (Akron, Ohio: University of Akron Press, 2002). Jay has taught history at the University of Victoria, Royal Roads Military College, Simon Fraser University and the London School of Economics. Since joining the BC Public Service in 1993, Jay has worked in the Ministries of Health, Education, Advanced Education and Labour. He has also worked in the fields of student financial assistance and funding for research infrastructure for post secondary institutions.