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A national award-winning newspaper and magazine journalist. An accomplished and versatile storyteller. A detail-oriented researcher with a record of delivering to deadline. An award-winning strategic communications and public affairs consultant. For professional opportunities, please connect via LinkedIn

 

EMPLOYMENT
Fraser Health | Senior Communications Consultant | 2015 . present
Grace Rwanda Society | Communications and Social Media Manager | 2013 . 2016
The Province | Staff Reporter | Assignment Editor | 2003 . 2015
BC Business, Westworld Magazines | Editorial Assistant | 2003
Ottawa Citizen | Staff Reporter | 2002 . 2003
The Toronto Star | Staff Reporter | 2000 . 2002
Ryerson Review of Journalism | Editor | 2001 . 2002
Post City Magazines | Assistant Editor | 1999 . 2000
Saturday Night Magazine | Editorial Assistant | 1999
The McGill Tribune | Section Editor | 1997 . 1999

EDUCATION
BCIT | Non-Profit/Public Organizational Management Certificate| 2016 . present
BCIT | Public Relations Associate Certificate | 2012 . 2015
Ryerson University
| Hons. Bachelor of Journalism | Dean’s List | 2000 . 2002
McGill University | Hons. Bachelor of Arts | 1995 . 1999

PUBLICATIONS
Over the past decade, my writing and reporting has appeared in nearly every major daily newspaper across Canada, including the National PostToronto Star, Ottawa Citizen, Montreal Gazette, Calgary Herald, Edmonton Journal, Victoria Times-Colonist, Vancouver SunRegina Leader-Post, Windsor Star, Saskatoon Star Phoenix, St. John’s Telegram and many others. My feature magazine articles and regular columns have appeared in Chatelaine, Reader’s Digest Canada, Maisonneuve and BC Business magazines. My literary work has appeared in journals including Scrivener Creative Review and Montage. I have authored one ebook and coauthored a second. I have been awarded a variety of international reporting fellowships, national newspaper awards, national magazine awards, online journalism awards, and literary awards.

FELLOWSHIPS
Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada Media Fellowship |2014
Poynter Institute | Jack Webster Foundation Fellowship | Secrets of Great Enterprise Reporting | 2013
Seeing the World Through New Eyes Fellowship | Jack Webster Foundation | 2007

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION | COMMUNICATIONS AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS
* IABC| Gold Quill Award of Merit for Employee Engagement | Above & Beyond Awards | 2017
* IABC | Gold Quill Award of Merit for Special Events | Above & Beyond Awards | 2017
* IABC | Gold Quill Award of Merit for Publications | Year of Caring | 2016

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION | JOURNALISM
* Jack Webster Award for Best Feature | Racism in Paradise | Finalist 2014
National Newspaper Awards | Project of the Year | Racism in Paradise | Finalist 2014
* Canadian Hillman Prize | Sidney Hillman Foundation | Racism in Paradise | Hon. Mention 2014
* Jack Webster Award for Best Feature | Heartbeat: Inside St. Paul’s Hospital | Finalist 2013
Poynter Institute | Jack Webster Foundation Fellowship | 2013
* Jack Webster Award | Best Feature Story | Boomerangst Series| 2012
* United Way Community Spirit Awards | President’s Award of Distinction | Boomerangst Series | 2011
* National Newspaper Awards | Special Project | Boomerangst Series on Seniors | 2011
* National Magazine AwardsMaisonneuve Magazine | Finalist 2011
* Newspapers Canada Great Ideas Awards | The Best Guide to the Games | 2011
* Jack Webster Award for Best Feature | Operation Phoenix Downtown Eastside Series | 2010
* Jack Webster Award for Online Journalism | B.C. Without Borders Blog | Finalist 2010
* Beyond Borders Media Award for Print Reporting in Maisonneuve Magazine | Finalist 2010
National Newspaper Awards | Special Project | Operation Phoenix Downtown Eastside Series | 2009
* Jack Webster Award for Best News Reporting of the Year | Finalist 2008
* Spirit of Vancouver Award | Vancouver Board of Trade | Finalist 2006

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION | ACADEMIC
* Seymour Schulich Award for Financial Journalism | Ryerson University 2002
* Joe Perlove Award for Best Journalist in the Graduating Year | Ryerson University 2002
* James H. Carter Memorial Scholarship for Highest GPA | Ryerson University 2002
* Assoc. for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Awards | Hon. Mention 2002
* Golden Key International Honour Society| Literary Achievement Award for News Features | Finalist 2002
* The Canadian Association of Journalists/CNW Student Award of Excellence | Finalist 2001
* Southern Ontario Newspaper Guild A. O. Tate Award for Excellence | Ryerson University 2001
* Jim Cormier Memorial Award for Excellence in Magazine Writing | Ryerson University 2001
* Women’s Press Club of Toronto Kay Rex Scholarship | Ryerson University 2001
* Lionel Shapiro Award for Creative Writing | McGill University 1999
* RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers | Writers’ Trust of Canada | Finalist 1999
* Chester Macnaughten Award for Creative Writing | McGill University 1998

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