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Jes Abeita

Grid Text BgJes Abeita is a graduate student at the UBC School of Journalism. Her multimedia work experience includes the Vancouver Sun, National Public Radio and Native America Calling. Jes earned a bachelor’s degree in Native American Studies at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM with a minor in Journalism. She is a member of the Pueblo of Isleta.

Sarah Buell

Sarah Buell completed her Masters of Journalism at the University of British Columbia and holds a Bachelor in Communication Studies from the University of Windsor. She has interned with CTV News in Vancouver, The Eyes Production Company, CKNW in Vancouver and the Windsor Star. Sarah hopes to continue with a career in film and broadcasting.

Sarah Carter

Sarah Carter is the CBS News Johannesburg Bureau Chief and Adjunct Professor at the UBC School of Journalism. Carter began her career as a VideoJournalist at the New York Times Television where she worked on programs including Nightline. She went on to work as Johannesburg Bureau Chief at CBS News working as a Producer for all of CBS news programs including 60 Minutes.

Rebecca Cheung

Grid Text BgRebecca Cheung has completed internships with CBC’s Quirks and Quarks and the PBS-produced program, NOVA. She has an MSc in Physiology from Queen’s University and is completing her final year at UBC’s School of Journalism. As part of her graduate program, Rebecca is producing a multimedia project on childhood brain disorders for The Vancouver Sun.

William B Davis

William B. Davis is a Canadian actor and director, known for his role as The Smoking Man on The X-Files. Besides appearing in many TV programs and movies, Davis founded his own acting school the William Davis Centre for Actors Study.

Trisha Sorrells Doyle

Trisha Sorrells Doyle is an Emmy award-winning journalist, freelance producer, and Adjunct Professor at the UBC School of Journalism. A Columbia Law School graduate, Trisha has produced for CBS News 60 Minutes, ABC News Primetime and 20/20, ESPN's E:60, and HDNet's Dan Rather Reports.

Evan Duggan

Grid Text BgEvan finished his Master of Journalism degree at the University of British Columbia in spring 2011, and has written about an array of topics including fighter jets, foreign policy and espionage. He has reported for Embassy Magazine, The Tyee, The Globe and Mail and The North Shore News, among others. Evan is currently a reporter with The Vancouver Sun.

Kim Frank

Kim Frank began working as a video editor in 2004, after a long career as a contemporary dancer and choreographer. She edited the Emmy Award winning documentary Ghana: Digital Dumping Ground for PBS Frontline World, and the Emmy nominated In a Small Town for PBS Exposé. Other credits include documentaries for the Discovery Channel, PBS and Omni and news pieces for CNBC.

Daniel Guillemette

Daniel Guillemette grew up in Southern Ontario’s Hockley Valley, and has worked as a baker, graphic designer, short order cook, ESL teacher, landscaper, builder of barns and shoveller of horse manure, office temp, office mover, fundraiser and bartender, but is now a radio producer producing documentaries, interviews, and all sorts of other things for the CBC in Toronto, where he's much happier.

Daniel Hallen

Grid Text BgDaniel Hallen completed his Bachelors degree at McGill University before pursuing journalism through the University of British Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. He has interned, reported and produced for Global Television and CBC Television in London, England, Ottawa, and Vancouver. He's currently working as a freelance journalist and videojournalist, based in Montreal.

Emily Jackson

Emily Jackson is currently a reporter at the Toronto Star. She has also reported for The Globe and Mail, The Vancouver Sun, BC Business, and CKNW. Before completing her Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia, she earned her Bachelor of Commerce from Queen's University and traveled to more than 40 countries. She lives and works in Toronto.

Peter Klein

Peter W. Klein is the director of the UBC School of Journalism’s International Reporting Program. In 2009 he led a team of students on a global investigation for Frontline about electronic waste, which won the Emmy for Best Investigative Journalism. Peter is a former producer with CBS News 60 Minutes, and has also worked for NPR, The New York Times and 20/20.

Dan McKinney

Grid Text BgDan McKinney has co-taught the International Reporting class at the University of British Columbia’s School of Journalism for the past three years, leading teams on trips to Ghana, Thailand and Ukraine. McKinney received his MJ at UC Berkeley (’02) and has shot and produced for PBS, Al Jazeera, History Channel, National Geographic Channel and others.

Jenna Owsianik

Jenna Owsianik is a graduate of the UBC Graduate School of Journalism and holds an honors bachelor degree in Women’s Studies with a minor in French from the University of Western Ontario. Her reporting has appeared on CTV British Columbia and CKNW Radio. For her master’s thesis, Jenna produced an online multimedia project covering the stories of gay homeless youth in Canada.

Carolyn Pritchard

Carolyn Pritchard starting teaching at the UBC School of Journalism in the fall of 2011. She was the managing editor of the San Francisco-based technology blog GigaOM for three years and spent nearly six years at MarketWatch, where she helped to launch and eventually run its West Coast breaking news desk. Pritchard received her MJ from the University of California, Berkeley ('03).

Niamh Scallan

Grid Text BgNiamh Scallan is a reporter for the Toronto Star. She previously reported from Vancouver, working for The Province newspaper, The Globe and Mail, CBC, The Tyee and the North Shore News. Niamh received her B.A. in International Development from the University of Guelph and graduated from the UBC School of Journalism in 2011.

Robyn Smith

Robyn Smith currently works as an associate editor and features writer at The Tyee, an online, independent publication based in Vancouver, B.C. Robyn has previously reported for the Globe and Mail's B.C. bureau and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. A member of Team Ukraine, she still dreams of the borscht.

Robyn Waxman

Robyn Waxman is an award-winning designer, educator, activist and farmer. Her design activism work has been featured by San Francisco MOMA, KPFA Radio, Communication Arts Magazine, Print Magazine, TEDx, Fast Company Magazine, and the San Francisco Chronicle.