Beverley Sinclair, Chair
Beverley Sinclair is best-known for her skill in narrative nonfiction, the blending of journalistic and literary elements to produce compelling stories. Her articles about health and social issues have won National and Western Canadian magazine awards, and her work as editor of the Georgia Straight won that publication recognition as Western Canadian Magazine of the Year. Her experience in radio and television includes interview programs and documentaries. She was one of the first Canadians to receive the Edward R. Murrow award, for a radio documentary about the effect of alcoholism on families. The book she coauthored, Western Journeys: Discovering the Secrets of the Land, is a combination of personal journal, science, and travel, and was shortlisted for a 1998 B.C. Book Prize. She has a Master's in Education from SFU.
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Aaron Goodman is a video journalist, multimedia reporter, writer, and instructor. Aaron’s journalism stories about under-reported conflicts, natural disasters, and human rights have been broadcast by CBC, PBS Frontline/WORLD, Associated Press Television News, and others. Aaron also specializes in facilitating digital storytelling projects focused on personal narrative, group processes, and hands-on production. In 2011, he led a digital storytelling project for female reporters in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Aaron will lead another digital storytelling project for youth at risk of gang activity in Surrey, BC in the fall of 2013. Aaron has previously taught in the journalism programs at Wilfrid Laurier University, Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand, and with the International Reporting Program at the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) Graduate School of Journalism. He trained journalists with Internews in northern Pakistan following the 2005 Kashmir earthquake and in Cambodia with the Independent Journalism Foundation and the Institute for Media, Policy and Civil Society. He holds a Master of Journalism specializing in International Relations from UBC.
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Mark Hamilton spent just over 25 years working as a reporter, photographer, and editor for weekly, twice-weekly, and daily newspapers in communities throughout B.C., as well as freelancing for publications that included Beautiful BC and Canadian Geographic. Before coming to Kwantlen in 2000, he was co-owner of Tamark Design, which developed graphics and publications for print and the Web. Over the past 10 years, he has taught a variety of courses, spent considerable time investigating the changes sweeping over journalism and helped develop courses that respond to those changes. He believes in grounding students in the necessary conceptual, technical, and analytical skills needed for journalism, and in helping students discover and pursue their passion for journalism.
Ann Rees is a former investigative reporter who won the 2002 Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy Journalism; was twice a finalist for the Michener Certificate for Meritorious Public Service; won numerous B.C. Newspaper Awards, the Freedom of Information and Privacy Association (FIPPA) Award, and the Connaught Medal for Excellence in Health Research. She specializes in disclosure law, including Access to Information and Freedom of Information which she used extensively as a reporter, and which was also the subject of her one-year Atkinson Fellowship research project with the Toronto Star. She also served on the Executive Board of FIPPA. Ann is currently a PhD candidate in Communication at Simon Fraser University. Communication rights, political communication, and the public's right to access information about government in a democracy are the central themes of her PhD thesis, one chapter of which was published (2012) by UBC Press as the lead chapter in an edited book called Brokering Access. Ann has been teaching journalism and communication courses at Kwantlen Polytechnic University since 2003.
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Chad Skelton is an investigative reporter and data journalist at The Vancouver Sun. Chad has received the Jack Webster Award, B.C.’s top journalism prize, five times, most recently in 2011 for a series on daycare safety. Chad is an expert in using Freedom of Information laws to ferret out controversial documents from government agencies. He is also active in the emerging field of data journalism: using raw data to find news stories and create online databases, maps and interactive graphics. The most successful of these, a public-sector salary database, has received more than 10 million page views to date. Chad has a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Journalism from Ryerson University and is working towards his Master of Information Management from Dalhousie University.
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Katie Warfield is an instructor of communication theory, pop culture, and media and diversity at Kwantlen. Katie is interested in crossroads. She has degrees in fashion, urban design, and communication and cultural studies. Inside and outside the class she looks at the spaces 'in between' often weaving dominant theory with alternative theorists, using classic examples to illustrate ideas as well as introducing contemporary trend-setters. She is a highly rated prof who uses cutting edge teaching methodologies to draw students into thick subject matter and keep them there passionately exploring.