Dedicated to the art of storytelling, Linda Schuyler, president of Epitome Pictures Inc., is best known for work that explores the human experience. As executive producer and co-creator of the multi-award winning Degrassi franchise, her work has garnered international recognition. The series has won Gemini Awards, International Emmy Awards, a Peabody Award, two Prix Jeunesses, two Teen Choice Awards and the Critics’ Choice Award. As a strong advocate of both education and the mentoring process, Schuyler has been a guest lecturer at Yale University and Ryerson University, as well as a broad range of community and professional organizations. In 1994, she was awarded the Order of Canada, and in 2010 received the Academy Achievement Award at the 25th Annual Gemini Awards.