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Editorial board: Tainted H2O


Advisors

Jamuna Galay-Tamang

Jamuna Galay-Tamang

Jamuna Galay-Tamang is a Nepali, Dene-Métis, Ukrainian journalist most interested in issues relating to Indigenous affairs, social and environmental justice & public health equity. Her most recent research looks at family violence in Indigenous communities and Indigenous approaches to justice in Canada, examined using an Indigenous Feminism lens.

She has produced a 23-minute documentary about how access to safe drinking water impacts health in a remote First Nations community in Ontario, which aired on national television. She was also the teaching assistant in the Reporting in Indigenous Communities course at the University of British Columbia.

In 2018, she joined the IIJ collaborative Tainted H2O investigation where her primary focus was looking at the health impact of lead. She spent the last year as a Fox International Fellow at Yale University in Connecticut. She holds a Master's in Journalism and a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing.

Currently residing on the homelands of the Tsimshian peoples


Duncan McCue

Duncan McCue

Award-winning journalist Duncan McCue teaches journalism at the UBC Graduate School of Journalism and Ryerson University, and was recognized by the Canadian Ethnic Media Association with an Innovation Award for developing curriculum on Indigenous issues. He was awarded a Knight Fellowship at Stanford University in 2011, where he created an online guide for journalists called Reporting in Indigenous Communities (riic.ca).


April Lindgren

April Lindgren

Professor April Lindgren is the Velma Rogers research chair at the Ryerson School of Journalism and  principal investigator for the Local News Research Project. Her current research explores local news poverty, a term she uses to describe situations where the critical information needs of communities are not being addressed by local media.


Martha Troian

Martha Troian

Martha Troian is an award-winning independent journalist and writer. Specializing in investigative journalism, her work can be read and heard on CBC News, CBC Radio, The Walrus, Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, Today’s Parent and APTN News to name but a few. She is the McLaughlin Centre Science Journalism fellow with the William Southam Journalism Fellowship at Massey College, University of Toronto for 2019-2020 and a producer with the Institute for Investigative Journalism. She is proudly from Lac Seul First Nation and Wabauskang First Nation in northwestern Ontario, and a mother to her young son.


Faculty members

Charles Berret

Charles Berret recently joined the UBC Graduate School of Journalism as an Assistant Professor after completing his Ph.D. in Communications at Columbia University. Charles’s research on data journalism, digital security, and source protection has been funded by grants and fellowships from the Brown Institute for Media Innovation, the Knight Foundation and the Tow Center for Digital Journalism. His scholarly work has been published in the Journal of Visual Culture and the Journal of Communication Inquiry.


Pauline Dakin

Pauline Dakin

Pauline Dakin is an author, journalist, and journalism professor based in Halifax. She teaches at the University of King’s College. Her first non-fiction book Run, Hide, Repeat: A Memoir of a Fugitive Childhood was released by Penguin-Random House Canada under the Viking imprint in September of 2017.

For 14 years, Pauline was the national health reporter for CBC News. Other roles with the public broadcaster included Senior Producer of Current Affairs Programming (Nova Scotia) and host of the regional documentary program Atlantic Voice.​

Her work has been recognized with many regional, national and international awards. She is a three-time recipient of fellowships from the National Press Foundation in Washington and a fellow of the MIT/Knight Science Journalism program on medical evidence in Cambridge, Mass.


Patricia W. Elliott

Patricia W. Elliott

Patricia is an associate professor of journalism at the University of Regina, where she teaches investigative journalism and feature writing. She has been cited numerous times for outstanding investigative work during her career, most recently as part of the reporting team behind the award-winning Price of Oil series. With extensive contacts in Southeast Asia, she is known as one of the few journalists to gain interviews with top players in the Golden Triangle drug trade. She authored The White Umbrella, a book chronicling decades of conflict and democratic struggles in Myanmar,and was co-producer of Breaking Open Burma, a documentary on underground journalists under dictatorship. She holds a PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Saskatchewan, with a research focus on alternative models of media sustainability.


Lara King

Lara King

Lara King is Humber Journalism’s Diploma program coordinator and has taught for more than 15 years.

She has worked in editorial, production and freelance capacities and was managing editor of national tech publication Canada Computes.

She loves the nerdy cool deep dives in data journalism projects.


Steve Lillebuen

Steve Lillebuen

Steve Lillebuen is a journalist, author and academic based out of Edmonton, where he teaches investigative reporting at MacEwan University.

He spent nearly a decade in Australia as a journalist for The Age and Australian Associated Press, and his work has appeared in the Guardian, the Globe and Mail, the National Post, Edmonton Journal, and CNN.com, among other publications.

He holds a PhD in journalism from Monash University, where he examined journalism ethics and crime reporting in the digital age. A recipient of the Arthur Ellis Award for his first non-fiction book, he is completing his second book while continuing with his research into ethics and journalism.


Janice Paskey

Janice Paskey

Janice Paskey is an associate professor of journalism and a faculty supervisor of the Calgary Journal. Her students have twice won the Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker for Best 4-Year Non-Daily Newspaper as well as the best Multimedia Story award and the AMPA Amber Bowerman writing award.

She is past editor of Calgary’s Avenue magazine and the McGill News, the McGill University alumni magazine. Over the course of her career, she has worked as Canadian Correspondent for The Chronicle of Higher Education, Web Producer for CTV Calgary, Executive Director of Communications for the University of Calgary Development Office, Manager of Communications for Development and Alumni at McGill, Publications Director at Brock University, Associate Editor of What’s Up Niagara magazine and weekend reporter at The St. Catharines Standard.


Karyn S. Pugliese

Karyn S. Pugliese (Pabàmàdiz)

Karyn, aka Pabàmàdiz, is best known for her work as a Parliament Hill reporter and as the Executive Director of News and Current Affairs at APTN (Aboriginal Peoples Television Network), where she ran the news department for seven years. She joined Ryerson's faculty in the Spring of 2020 while completing a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University. Karyn has worked in both daily news and on long-form investigations at a variety of outlets including ichannel, VisionTV, CBC and CTV.


Jean-Hugues Roy

Jean-Hugues Roy

Jean-Hugues Roy is a journalist and professor at Université du Québec à Montréal, where he heads the undergraduate journalism program. A reporter for 23 years, mainly at Radio-Canada (in the newsroom as well as public affairs programs such as Découverte) before joining UQAM, he specializes in data and computational journalism.


Patti Sonntag

Patti Sonntag

Patti Sonntag is director of the Institute for Investigative Journalism. A former managing editor in The New York Times' News Services division, she facilitates and provides advice on collaborations between Canadian universities and media companies, currently serving as series producer on the award-winning national investigation “The Price of Oil” and other IIJ projects. A recipient of the Michener Fellowship in Journalism Education, she teaches investigative reporting skills at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.


Christopher Waddell

Christopher Waddell

Christopher Waddell is a professor in the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University and program director for its Bachelor of Media Production and Design program. He is a former parliamentary bureau chief for CBC Television News and business reporter and senior editor at the Globe and Mail.

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