Visiting Professor

This appointment, made possible by an endowment from Canwest Global Communications Corp., allows a prominent journalist from print, radio, television or online to spend three and a half months at the School of Journalism teaching a course, interacting with students and delivering two public lectures.

The purpose of the Visiting Professor Program is two-fold:

  • to provide students with an opportunity to study with people actively engaged in daily journalism;
  • to provide the recipient with an opportunity to think, write and teach about journalistic issues.

The incumbent is expected to reside in Vancouver for the 3 1/2-month period in either the fall or winter term and be actively involved in the day-to-day life of the School. The Visiting Professor designs and delivers a three-credit graduate course in his/her interest area, helps supervise thesis projects and delivers one public lecture on campus and one outside the University.  Preference will be given to the candidate who has some journalistic teaching or training experience.

Applicants should write to Peter Klein, Director and Associate Professor, School of Journalism: soj.director@ubc.ca. Applications should include an up-to-date CV as well as a brief abstract on the course proposed.

The candidate will be selected by a board composed of the School’s Director and Faculty.

Call for 2014-2015 applications TBA.

Current Visiting Professor:

Ying Chan
Founding Director, Journalism and Media Studies Centre, University of Hong Kong
Topic: China 2.0: The New Digital Superpower

Past Canwest Visiting Professors:

Frances Bula
Reporter, The Globe and Mail
Topic: Integrated Journalism

Diane Nottle
Editor, The New York Times and independent writer
Topic: Arts and Culture Journalism

Steve Pratt
Director, CBC Radio 3
Topic: Arts and Culture Journalism

David Paperny
Paperny Films
Topic: Advanced Video Story-telling

Eric Ulken
Editor, LATimes.com
Topic: Database & Visual Analytics Journalism

Sarah Carter
Bureau Chief, CBS News Johannesburg
Topic: International Reporting

Miro Cernetig
Documentary Maker, Columnist, Vancouver Sun
Topic: Current Affairs

Rob Cribb
Investigative Journalist, Toronto Star
Topic: Advanced Reporting

Peter Klein
Producer, 60 Minutes and CBS News
Topic: Investigative Journalism

Margaret Munro
Science Journalist, Senior Writer with Canwest newspapers
Topic: Science Journalism

Claude Adams
Former Washington bureau chief, former CBC National News foreign correspondent
Topic: Broadcast Journalism

Giselle Portenier
Investigative Journalist/Producer, BBC Television
Topic: Television Current Affairs and Human Rights

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