Dr. Frank Fowlie is a Mediator with the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne. Frank has served as the Independent Mediator with the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons; as the Ombudsman at the International Organization for Migration; and was the inaugural Ombudsman at the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. ICANN is the agency which administers the global domain name system which serves as the backbone for the Internet. Frank has spent time in Balochistan, Pakistan doing capacity building work on behalf of the World Bank.
Frank began his career as a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
Frank holds a Doctor of Conflict Resolution (DCR) from La Trobe University, Melbourne. Frank is also an alumnus of the University of Manitoba, University of Regina, and Royal Roads University where he earned a Master of Arts in Conflict Analysis and Management. Frank has taken training as a negotiation instructor at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. Frank has been an associate faculty member of Royal Roads University and the International YMCA University of Applied Sciences (Kassel, Germany), and is a Fellow with the National Centre Technology and Dispute Resolution at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst. Frank holds the designation of Chartered Mediator. Frank has served as Chairman of the International Forum on Online Dispute Resolution. Frank spent six years as a Director of the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada.
Frank was previously employed with the United Nations, where he was on Mission Staff in East Timor for two years. He was the deputy administrator for the capital city, and was appointed as the UN’s Olympic Games Officer, taking the world’s newest country to the Sydney Olympics. He was awarded the Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal in recognition of his contribution to world peace while serving with the United Nations in East Timor. He is the co-author of Prayer Road, a book about the Olympic Games and East Timor.
Frank is involved in volunteer activities, such as the Canadian Olympic Committee; Olympic, Commonwealth and Pan American Games; Right to Play; and the Royal Life Saving Society. In 2010 Frank was presented with the University of Regina Alumni Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award.