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SOJ students receive prestigious Donaldson scholarship

After two years of honing their reporting skills at UBC’s J-school, Sachi Wickramasinghe and Garrett Hinchey have embarked on the next stage of their journalism career: a four-month internship at CBC. For Wickramasinghe, who interned at CBC Radio’s The Early Edition last summer, the prospect of returning to CBC was incredibly exciting. “I fell in love […]

UBC Journalism project recognized by Murrow Awards

CUT, a multimedia documentary about illegal logging, has won a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award, the highest honour from the Radio, Television and Digital News Association. The is the most recent in a long list of awards for this project, which was produced by UBC Graduate School of Journalism International Reporting Program, in collaboration with the Centre for […]

J-school’s Reporting in Indigenous Communities presents Smən’e:m

Take a statistical snapshot of the Aboriginal youth population in Canada today, and it’s a picture either brimming with opportunities — or a powder-keg waiting to explode. The human potential is enormous, with growth rates in Aboriginal communities three to four times the national average. Yet, Aboriginal youth are far more likely than their non-Aboriginal […]

UBC Journalism project recognized by Webby Awards

UBC Graduate School of Journalism International Reporting Program’s multimedia documentary CUT has been named a Webby Honoree in the “Green” category, which recognizes the best of environmental journalism.

SOJ student receives prestigious Norwegian High North Journalism Award

UBC Journalism student Jimmy Thomson arrived for his first class in 2012 straight off a ship from Greenland, bags still in hand. This summer he will be packing his bags and heading out on a new adventure in a remote place that, for him, has become familiar. Thomson, one of only two recipients of this […]

Taylor Owen joins UBC Journalism

The School of Journalism is pleased to announce that renowned scholar and journalist Taylor Owen will be joining the School next July as an assistant professor of global studies and digital media. “I couldn’t be more excited to join the Graduate School of Journalism,” said Owen. “This position offers a unique opportunity to work at […]

SOJ student receives prestigious News21 fellowship

When UBC Journalism student Allison Griner found out there was a fellowship to write about gun control and gun lobbying, she knew she had to apply. “Few issues spur so much passion and debate in the U.S.,” said Griner, who grew up in Jacksonville, Florida. “I was so excited to hear there was an opportunity […]

UBC School of Journalism calls for release of Canadian journalist and Al Jazeera colleagues detained in Egypt

The University of British Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism and the International Reporting Program are calling for the release of Mohamed Fadel Fahmy, Peter Greste and Baher Mohamed, three Al Jazeera English journalists who were detained by Egyptian authorities last month.