Candis Callison is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Journalism at UBC. Her research and teaching are focused on changes to media practices and platforms, journalism ethics, the role of social movements in public discourse, and understanding how issues related to science and technology become meaningful for diverse publics. She is the author of How Climate Change Comes to Matter: The Communal Life of Facts (Duke U Press, 2014).
Alfred Hermida is an online news pioneer, digital media scholar and journalism educator. He is an Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia School of Journalism, and was a founding member of the award-winning BBCNews.com website. He is the author of Tell Everyone: Why We Share and Why it Matters (Doubleday Canada, 2014).
Kathryn Gretsinger is the lead instructor in the School’s Integrated Journalism program. She also contributes to the International Reporting program and the Reporting in Indigenous Communities course. She also runs the School’s Internship program. Kathryn’s career in journalism began in the late 80s when she joined the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) Canada’s public broadcaster…
Taylor Owen is Assistant Professor of Digital Media and Global Affairs at the University of British Columbia and a Senior Fellow at the Columbia Journalism School. He was previously the Research Director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University where he designed and led a program studying the impact of digital technology on the practice of journalism…
Dr. Minelle Mahtani is an Associate Professor in the Department of Human Geography and the Program in Journalism, University of Toronto Scarborough. She is the co-editor of the forthcoming book, “Global Mixed Race” (NYU Press, 2014) and the author of the forthcoming book, “Mixed Race Amnesia: Resisting the Romanticization of Multiraciality in Canada” (UBC Press)…
Tony Penikett spent 25 years in public life, including: two years at the House of Commons as Chief of Staff to federal New Democratic Party Leader Ed Broadbent; five terms in the Yukon Legislative Assembly; and two terms as Premier of Canada’s Yukon Territory. His government negotiated settlements of Yukon First Nation land claims and passed pioneering education, health,…
Peter Mothe is a multi-media journalist and a graduate student at the University of British Columbia’s School of Journalism. As a journalist, he’s interested in telling a wide variety of different stories, but eventually hopes to show how climate change is affecting some of the world’s most vulnerable communities. Peter’s work has been published in CBC Aboriginal, the Georgia Straight, Vancouver Weekly, EDGE YK in Yellowknife and the literary blog Escritores del Mundo. Born in Brazil but raised in Argentina, he holds a BA in History from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri. He’s also a passionate traveler and artist.
Alexander Kim is a freelance multimedia journalist and radio producer. He is the host and producer of Theoretically Speaking, a radio show about absurd science, and A Small World, a storytelling radio show about community, from CJSW 90.9 FM in Calgary, Alberta. He has written for The Gauntlet, The Triple Helix Online and UToday. His reporting focuses on ideas, social justice, politics and culture.
Lauren Kaljur is a graduate student of UBC’s School of Journalism. A relentless globetrotter, she has been exploring and documenting the world since she could hold a pen. Her background in international political studies led her to host a world news and views show called The End of The World News on UBC’s CiTR 101.9FM. Though she primarily reports on politics and the environment, her interests run far and deep. Her gauge for success? That it makes us care. That it makes us think.