Thomson was born and raised in Montreal. She then went to
Duke University (BA), University of Bordeaux and Carleton
University (Master of Journalism).
She is a 10-year veteran television producer
with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation working on both
local news and national investigative, business and health
Most recently she has been producing news and
documentaries about federal politics, in Ottawa, Canada. She
has also studied and worked as a journalist in other Canadian
cities, the U.S. and France and has worked in print and radio
as well as television.
Sylvia has a keen interest in social and development issues.
In her spare time she travels, paints,
and plays volleyball.