2022 National Magazine Awards Jury

The National Media Awards Foundation is honoured to share with you the 100 judges that make up the 2022 National Magazine Awards jury. We are so grateful to everyone who shared their expertise to help us recognize and celebrate the amazing talent in the Canadian publishing industry.


Susan Allan

Susan Allan is the Canada Editor of Politico by way of Maclean’s, iPolitics and The Ottawa Citizen.

Jean-Pierre Bastien

Before landing at URBANIA, Jean-Pierre Bastien covered South American news as a freelance journalist based in Rio de Janeiro and subsequently worked for VICE in Montreal as senior video producer. He is now the head of content of Quatre95, URBANIA‘s media dedicated to questions of money, personal finance and business.

Arjun Basu

Arjun Basu is a writer and editor living in Montreal. He is a past President of the National Media Awards Foundation.

Thierry Bissonnette

Thierry Bissonnette est professeur de littérature à l’Université Laurentienne, à Sudbury. Sous le pseudonyme Thierry Dimanche il a publié divers ouvrages poétiques et un roman.

Myra Bloom

Myra Bloom teaches Canadian literature at Glendon College, York University. She has published scholarship and literary criticism in numerous journals and magazines, including Canadian Literature, The LA Review of Books, The Walrus and The Literary Review of Canada. She is currently working on a book about women’s confessional writing in Canada.

Genevieve Bouchard

Genevieve Bouchard œuvre dans le milieu télévisuel et cinéma depuis plus de 20 ans. En tant que Directrice des acquisitions Fiction chez Bell Média, elle est responsable des achats de Films Québécois, Blockbusters d’Hollywood ainsi que des plus grandes séries internationales. Cinéphile invétérée et passionnée de télévision, musique, design et culture pop, elle est graduée du Evergreen College a Washington avec un BA spécialisé en Cinéma.

Kelly Boutsalis

Kelly Boutsalis is a Mohawk journalist from the Six Nations of the Grand River reserve. Now living in Toronto, she devotes the bulk of her work to highlighting Indigenous stories. Her words have appeared in The New York Times, The Walrus, The Narwhal and more.

Gabrielle Brassard-Lecours

Gabrielle Brassard-Lecours est journaliste depuis une douzaine d’années. Elle a travaillé dans plusieurs grands médias et publié à titre de journaliste indépendante dans diverses publications québécoises. Elle est co-fondatrice des médias Ricochet et Pivot. Elle est aussi présidente de l’Association des journalistes indépendants du Québec et enseigne le journalisme à l’Université Concordia.

Eliane Cadieux

Cofondatrice et cheffe de la création de BESIDE, Eliane Cadieux est responsable de la vision de la marque. Elle évolue depuis plus de dix ans dans l’univers des communications et du design. Elle touche à toutes les sphères de la création; de l’imprimé au web, au vidéo, à l’architecture jusqu’à l’expérience client, elle parvient toujours à mener les projets plus loin, notamment grâce aux standards de qualité supérieure qu’elle impose tant à elle-même qu’à son équipe. Originaire de Bromont, elle se consacre pendant six ans à des études en design graphique au Cégep de Sherbrooke et à l’Université du Québec à Montréal. Diplôme en main, elle reçoit une bourse pour travailler à titre de designer web et imprimé pour l’agence Sid Lee, puis se lance à son compte et multiplie les collaborations. Forte de cette expérience acquise en entrepreneuriat, c’est en 2016 qu’elle s’investit pleinement dans l’aventure de BESIDE, aux côtés de ses acolytes, Jean-Daniel Petit et Guillaume Leblanc. Un premier magazine voit le jour. Au fil des ans, Eliane a reçu de nombreuses distinctions : + Idéa (2021) + National Magazine Awards (2019-2020-2021) + Digital Publishing Awards (2020-2021) + Nomination 30/30 d’Infopresse (2019) + Grafika (2017) + Workshop at Colors Magazine, Italie (2014) + Bourse Sid Lee (2013) + Grand Prix Grafika (2012).

Julie Cailliau

Il n’y a rien comme le présent pour préparer l’avenir, parce qu’il est encore temps de choisir ce qu’on voudra en faire. C’est la conviction qui guide le parcours professionnel de Julie Cailliau, du génie au journalisme, de la rédaction en chef de Les Affaires à la direction des communications et du marketing de Fondaction, aujourd’hui. Gestionnaire chevronnée, reconnue pour sa capacité à formuler une vision opérationnelle claire et à mobiliser ses équipes dans la réalisation de cette vision, elle s’engage pour l’avènement d’une société où l’économie nourrira nos besoins véritables.

Penny Caldwell

Penny Caldwell is an experienced magazine writer, editor, and industry consultant. Under her leadership, as editor and publisher of Cottage Life from 2000 to 2017, the magazine won hundreds of national and international magazine awards. Penny is a past president of the International Regional Magazine Association, a former director of Canada’s National Magazine Awards Foundation, and has taught in Ryerson University’s Magazine and Web Publishing program in Toronto. In 2016, she received the NMAF’s Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement.

Sue Carter

Sue Carter is deputy editor at the Inuit Art Quarterly, and the former editor-in-chief at Quill & Quire. She is a frequent culture writer for many publications and teaches writing and editing for magazines at Centennial College.

Matthieu Charest

Matthieu Charest, rédacteur spécialisé, relations publiques et contenu, Banque Nationale. Il a d’abord été journaliste économique pour Les Affaires, puis Radio-Canada. Il a également collaboré avec Finance et Investissement, animé le balado Les Dérangeants sur l’entrepreneuriat, et de nombreuses conférences sur l’économie et l’immobilier.

Daniel Chrétien

Rédacteur en chef adjoint du magazine Châtelaine depuis 2018, Daniel Chrétien a signé des reportages dans de nombreux médias québécois, dont L’actualité, pendant 15 ans, Forces, Commerce et Québec Science.

Rob Csernyik

Rob Csernyik is an an award-winning journalist and writer based in Saint John, New Brunswick. He is a frequent contributor to Barron’s Penta, and his work has also appeared at Canadian Geographic, Maisonneuve, The Globe and Mail, The Narwhal and Vice among other outlets. Rob is also the editor of Great Canadian Longform, sharing the best in Canadian literary journalism via social media and a weekly newsletter.

Photo Credit: Marc-André Pauzé 

Fabrice de Pierrebourg

Fabrice de Pierrebourg collabore régulièrement à l’émission Puisqu’il faut se lever au 98,5 FM (Cogeco média) ainsi qu’au magazine L’actualité. Globe-trotteur, ses reportages l’ont mené ces dernières années au Mali, à Gaza, au Liban, en Irak, en Syrie, en Afghanistan ainsi que récemment en Ukraine . Son travail lui a valu d’être honoré au Concours canadien de journalisme (2012) et au Prix du magazine canadien à deux reprises (2020 et 2021).

Il est aussi l’auteur ou co-auteur de huit livres

Nelly Desmarais

Née en 1986, Nelly Desmarais est originaire de Richelieu, en Montérégie. Elle a étudié la littérature à l’Université du Québec à Montréal et à l’Université McGill et a publié poèmes, proses et critiques dans des revue et des collectifs. Son texte « Fièvre », paru dans Nouveau Projet, a été finaliste aux Prix du magazine canadien 2020, dans la catégorie poésie, et ses poèmes ont été deux fois sélectionnés pour le Prix de poésie Radio-Canada, en 2017 et 2018. Elle est directrice administrative adjointe du Quartanier Éditeur. Marche à voix basse, paru au Quartanier en mars 2022, est son premier livre.

Photo credit: Justine Latour © Le Quartanier

Matthew DiMera

Matthew DiMera is an award-winning editor and journalist currently living in Toronto, and is the Founder of The Resolve, a new digital publication centering Black, Indigenous and racialized people in Canada.

Ruth Dunley

Ruth Dunley is the Associate Director of Editorial Strategy at Queen’s University and editor of the Queen’s Alumni Review. A veteran journalist and communicator, Dunley has previously edited Ottawa Magazine and her writing has appeared in Muse Magazine, and the Wisconsin Magazine of History, as well as newspapers across Canada and in the United States. Prior to her career in communications, she worked as a reporter, copy editor, news editor, assignment editor and online editor for the Ottawa Citizen/Postmedia. In 2019 she wrote the foreword of Revolutions Across Borders: Jacksonian America and the Canadian Rebellion (McGill-Queen’s University Press) and saw the publication of her book, The Lost President: A.D. Smith and the Hidden History of Radical Democracy in Civil War America (University of Georgia Press). She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in journalism, a Bachelor of Education, a PhD in history, and was a Fulbright Scholar at the College of William & Mary.

Nehal El-Hadi

Nehal El-Hadi is a writer, researcher, and editor whose work explores the relationships between the body (racialised, gendered), place (urban, virtual), and technology (internet, health). Currently, she is the Science+Technology Editor at The Conversation Canada and Editor-in-Chief of Studio Magazine.

Alicia Elliott

Alicia Elliott is a Mohawk writer and editor living in Brantford, Ontario. She’s had numerous essays nominated for National Magazine Awards, winning Gold in 2017 and an honourable mention in 2020. Her short fiction was selected for Best American Short Stories 2018, Best Canadian Stories 2018, and Journey Prize Stories 30. Her award-winning first book, A Mind Spread Out On The Ground, was a national bestseller.

Jocelyne Fournel

Jocelyne Fournel a consacré la majeure partie de sa carrière à la direction artistique de magazines : notamment Montréal ce mois-ci, MTL et pendant 23 années, L’actualité. Entre 1985 et 1988, elle a été designer graphique à Londres, au Sunday Telegraph Magazine et au World of Interiors. Durant toutes ces années, elle a conçu des milliers de mises en pages et des centaines de pages couvertures, elle a dirigé d’innombrables séances photo et travaillé avec les meilleurs illustrateurs-trices et photographes. Son principal souci fut de mettre en valeur l’image et le texte, afin de faire de la lecture de magazines une véritable expérience esthétique et intellectuelle. Elle jongle aujourd’hui avec de nouveaux projets, toujours dans l’édition, du livre photo à l’album jeunesse.

Matt Frehner

Matt Frehner leads the Visual Journalism team at The Globe and Mail. The award-winning group of editors, designers, developers, photographers, videographers and graphic artists works to make sense of a complicated and fast-moving world through high-impact visual journalism.

Lianne George

Lianne George is the Editorial Lead at Rethink, one of Canada’s top independent creative agencies, and the founder of George&Co., a Toronto-based editorial consultancy. Previously, she led strategic communications for the Brookfield Institute of Innovation + Entrepreneurship at Ryerson University. A long-time magazine editor, she served as editor-in-chief of Chatelaine and director of lifestyle content for Rogers Digital Content & Publishing. She was the founding editor of Torstar’s The Grid and has held senior-level positions at Maclean’s and Canadian Business. Her feature writing has appeared in publications including Maclean’s, Report on Business and New York magazine. She was awarded the Editor Grand Prix award at the 2018 National Magazine Awards.  

Curtis Gillespie

Curtis Gillespie has won seven National Magazine Awards from 23 nominations, including a record-tying four awards in 2014.

Charles Gillis

Charlie Gillis is Managing Editor (National) of Maclean’s, which he joined in 2003 as a national correspondent based in Toronto. Gillis is a past recipient of gold and silver medals at the National Magazine Awards, and co-winner of a Canadian Association of Journalists award. Prior to joining Maclean’s, he worked as a reporter and feature writer for the National Post, the Edmonton Journal, The Canadian Press and the Telegraph-Journal of New Brunswick. He lives in Toronto.

Don Gillmor

Don Gillmor’s most recent book To the River won the 2019 Governor General’s Literary Award for non-fiction. He is the author of a two-volume history of Canada, Canada: A People’s History, which won the Libris Award, and two other books of non-fiction, The Desire of Every Living Thing and I Swear by Apollo. He has written three critically acclaimed novels – Kanata, Mount Pleasant and Long Change – as well as nine books for children, two of which were nominated for a Governor General’s Award. He has won twelve National Magazine Awards, including the Outstanding Achievement Award. He lives in Toronto with his wife and two children.

Rita Godlevskis

PhotoED Magazine Editor and Publisher Rita Godlevskis has more than twenty years of experience in photography-based, creative media work, in Canada, the UK, Australia and New Zealand. She has worked across multiple platforms with a diverse range of projects in her portfolio in editorial, and creative production contexts. PhotoED Magazine is the last independent Canadian photography magazine left on newsstands nationally. A passion for promoting diverse voices in Canadian photography, and great coffee keep her fuelled.

Seyward Goodhand

Seyward Goodhand’s stories have been shortlisted for the Writers’ Trust/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize and a National Magazine Award, and longlisted for the CBC Short Story Prize. Her first book, Even That Wildest Hope (Invisible Publishing), was a finalist for the Manitoba Book Awards’ Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction and the Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book, and longlisted for the 2020 Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic. She holds a PhD from the University of Toronto and lives in Winnipeg.

Josh Greenblatt

Josh Greenblatt is the former editor-in-chief of SHARP magazine and a freelance writer whose work has appeared in The Walrus, Maisonneuve, The Globe and Mail, Vogue, Monocle and other outlets.

Nicole Haldoupis

Nicole Haldoupis is a queer writer, editor, designer, illustrator, and rug hooker from Tkaronto/Toronto. She’s a former editor of Grain and a co-creator of untethered and Applebeard Editions. She is a member of the board of directors at Riddle Fence. Her work can be found in Bad Dog Review, The Feathertale Review, Bad Nudes, antilang, and others. She completed an MFA in Writing at the University of Saskatchewan in 2016. Her first book, Tiny Ruins (Radiant Press, 2020), is a novel made up of linked flash fiction pieces, and was shortlisted for four Saskatchewan Book Awards. Nicole lives in St. John’s, Ktaqamkuk/Newfoundland.

Liz Harmer

Liz Harmer’s stories, essays, and poems have been published in The Walrus, Image Journal, The Globe and Mail, The Malahat Review, The New Quarterly, PRISM, Lit Hub, Best Canadian Stories, and elsewhere. Her first novel, The Amateurs, was a finalist for the Amazon Canada First Novel Award. She has also been a finalist for the Journey Prize, and nominated four times for National Magazine Awards, one of which she won in 2014 for Personal Journalism. Harmer’s second novel, Strange Loops, is forthcoming with Knopf Canada in 2022.

Madi Haslam

Madi Haslam is the editor-in-chief of Maisonneuve magazine. She was formerly the Arts & Ideas editor of This Magazine and host of the Policy Options podcast. Her work has appeared in Briarpatch, Broadview, Guts Magazine, The Walrus, and elsewhere. Her reporting has received two Canadian Online Publishing Awards and a CAJ nomination.

James Hewes

Having held various positions in his 12-year stint at the BBC, most notably leading the international development of the magazines business, James Hewes was part of the team that sold the business to private equity in November 2011. He was then Publishing Director for Top Gear, Good Food, Easy Cook and Lonely Planet Magazine and a Director of BBC Haymarket Exhibitions.

Jude Isabella

Jude Isabella is a science journalist, concentrating on the environment, ecology, and archaeology. As a journalist she has worked for newspapers and magazines, on staff or as a freelancer. She spent a dozen years as managing editor of YES Mag, Canada’s science magazine for kids. In 2015, she launched Hakai Magazine, an online publication focused on coastal science and societies. Jude continues to write for young readers. Her sixth book for kids, Bringing Back the Wolves, was published in spring 2020 by Kids Can Press, with the distinction of being included that year on both the American Library Association’s list of banned and challenged books and the New York Public Library’s Best Kids’ Books.

Katherine Janson

A former investigative broadcast journalist with an MA in Journalism, Katherine Janson has two decades of experience across strategic communications, media relations, writing, editing and journalism, predominantly in the not-for-profit healthcare field. She is currently the National Director of Communications for the Canadian Mental Health Association, leading content strategy, editorial, public relations and marketing for the 103-year-old charity. She works closely with mental health experts and media across the country to promote important mental health policy work, programming, services and supports in communities across Canada. She is adept at mining insights that will inform campaigns, content and messaging to turn over issues in a new light.

A born knowledge translator, she believes in her heart that if you can’t say something simply, you don’t truly understand it. Good journalism is integral to the work that charities are doing in Canada, and to educate people on what mental health and mental illness are, and how best to take care of them. Good journalism is key to the mental health systems change, social change, education and influence work that will, over time, shift behaviours and perceptions to create a climate of understanding and acceptance.

Laurie Jennings

Laurie Jennings is director of the Good Housekeeping Institute, where she oversees business and editorial strategy, and leads a team of scientists, consumer product specialists and editorial experts to create science-backed content, industry-leading events, report on consumer behaviour and trends, assess items for the GH Seal, evaluate products, among other editorially driven, revenue-generating innovations. Laurie is a sought-after speaker for CES, SXSW and the Global Wellness Summit and a judge for awards from ASME and Digiday. As a HearstLab Scout, she screens startups for investment by Hearst. Find her on Instagram @lauriejenningsnyc.

Arvin Joaquin

Arvin Joaquin is an award-winning journalist and editor. He is currently a senior political reporter-editor at The Canadian Press covering immigration. He previously worked as a video journalist at OMNI News: Filipino and an associate editor at Xtra Magazine, where he wrote the magazine’s Digital Publishing Award-winning newsletter. In 2020, he was named as a finalist for Best Emerging Writer at the National Magazine Awards. His work has appeared in Huffington Post, Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, CBC, and more.

Lindsay Jones

Lindsay Jones is a national award-winning journalist based in Halifax. Her stories have appeared in The Atavist, The Globe and Mail, The Narwhal, Maclean’s, Chatelaine, CBC, and The Walrus.

Emmanuel Kattan

Emmanuel Kattan est le directeur du Programme Alliance à l’Université Columbia, une initiative visant à créer des partenariats de recherche et d’enseignement entre Sciences Po, Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, l’Ecole Polytechnique et l’Université Columbia. Emmanuel a été le directeur du British Council à New York et directeur des communications à l’Alliance des Civilisations (Nations Unies) et auprès du secrétaire général du Commonwealth à Londres. Il a débuté sa carrière à la Délégation générale du Québec au Royaume Uni.

Né à Montréal, Emmanuel a étudié à l’Université de Montréal et à Oxford, en tant que Rhodes Scholar. Il a obtenu un doctorat en philosophie de l’École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales à Paris. Il est l’auteur de cinq livres: un essai sur le devoir de mémoire et quatre romans. Son plus récent roman, L’attrapeur d’âmes, est paru aux éditions Leméac en 2019.

Jeremy Keehn

Jeremy Keehn is a features editor at Bloomberg Businessweek. He was previously a news and business editor at NewYorker.com, the digital director of Harper’s Magazine, and a senior editor at The Walrus.

Deirdre Kelly

Deirdre Kelly is the author of Ballerina: Sex, Scandal and Suffering Behind the Symbol of Perfection, named by the Guardian as the best dance book on a Top 10 list published in 2021. Her first book, the best-selling memoir Paris Times Eight, came out in 2009. An internationally recognized dance critic, she is a two-time recipient of the Nathan Cohen Prize for outstanding critical writing and a National Newspaper Award finalist and certificate of merit holder in the category of feature writing. From 1985 to 2017, she was an arts critic, investigative reporter, senior fashion reporter and arts columnist on staff at Canada‘s Globe and Mail newspaper. She has an MA in English from the University of Toronto and since 2017 has been Editor of the award-winning The York University Magazine. In 2021, she collected an Alumni of Influence Award from University College, at U of T, for her journalism advocating for greater diversity and transparency in the arts.

Michelle Kelly

Michelle Kelly started her career in publishing in 1998, as the office manager at Cottage Life. Since then, she has held various positions in the editorial department at the magazine until she was named Editor in July 2015 and Vice President, Content, for Blue Ant Media in September 2019. She’s a member of the Professional Advisory Committee for Centennial College in Toronto and is also the recipient of several Canadian National Magazine Awards, including Editor Grand Prix in 2021. Outside of work, Michelle sits on the board of Ready Set Play, a non-profit group that helps provide youth access to organized sports. She lives in Toronto with her husband and two children.

Aaron Kylie

Legion Magazine editor Aaron Kylie is an awarding-winning writer/editor/manager of national magazines. He was previously editor-in-chief of Canadian Geographic, publications manager at the Canadian Wildlife Federation (where he oversaw Canadian Wildlife, Biosphere and Wild magazines), and prior to that, the long-time managing editor at Outdoor Canada magazine.

Claudia Larochelle

Claudia Larochelle est autrice (Les bonnes filles plantent des fleurs au printemps, Les îles Canaries, Je veux une maison faite de sorties de secours – Réflexions sur la vie et l’oeuvre de Nelly Arcan, la série jeunesse à succès La doudou, etc.) et journaliste spécialisée en culture et société. Après avoir animé pendant plus de six saisons l’émission LIRE sur ICI ARTV, elle est à la tête de l’émission Claudia à la page sur Savoir Média. Elle est chroniqueuse sur ICI Radio-Canada radio et télé et signe régulièrement des textes sur le site d’informations Avenues.ca, dans Les Libraires et Elle Québec. Elle est titulaire d’un baccalauréat en journalisme et d’une maîtrise en création littéraire de l’UQAM. On peut la suivre sur Facebook, Twitter @clolarochelle et Instagram claudia_larochelle.

Deborah Lau-Yu

Propelled by a passion for arts, culture and community, Deborah Lau-Yu is the co-founder and art director at PALETTERA, an award-winning Canadian design firm specializing in meaningful storytelling through design. Their work focuses on event branding and design, marketing campaign design, and print communication. Her team creates compelling objects, print pieces, and art experiences with lasting meaning — a philosophy which embraces the core concepts of “thinking through making,” and connecting the head, heart and hand. Most recently, the Palettera team has built a new Canadian lifestyle stationery brand, Ferris Wheel Press, with refreshing products to inspire the world to fall in love with writing again.

Deborah’s personal mission is to use design practice to innovate, challenge, and strengthen the community to connect at deeper levels and inspired others to always reach further. Deborah founded and and serves as Editor-in-Chief for Fete Chinoise, an award-winning platform focussed on modern Chinese culture that champions an annual collector’s magazine, online community, and signature showcase event that fundraises for local charities, which have included the Markham Stouffville Hospital, Sick Kids, fu-GEN Theatre, Mon Sheong Foundation and Orbis Canada. The magazine was awarded the 2019 Best Publication by Canadian Online Publishing Awards, and recognized for Best Art Direction of a Single Article at the National Magazine Awards 2020.

In addition to her entrepreneurial and cultural work, Deborah also dedicates her time to a group of important causes: she serves as Director of Graphic Arts for the Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards, and is a contributor to many organizations including the Art Gallery of Ontario, Royal Ontario Museum, David Foster Foundation, Sick Kids Foundation, the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, Suzanne & Edward Rogers Foundation, Boost for Kids, Camp Oochigaas, Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation, and the Association of Chinese-Canadian Entrepreneurs.

Johanne Lauzon

Après avoir exercé le journalisme dans un quotidien, une agence de presse et un site web, Johanne Lauzon s’est jointe à l’équipe Châtelaine. Elle a été tour à tour cheffe des pages santé, rédactrice en chef adjointe et, depuis 2016, rédactrice en chef. Elle a insufflé un souffle nouveau au magazine avec un accent porté sur le féminisme, la diversité et les enjeux sociaux.

Amélie Legare

Two decades ago, Amélie ran away from her job in a concrete building without windows to ride pow on bluebird days and start a design company focused on outdoor recreation. Besides winning numerous design awards and maintaining a client list as long as a downhill racing ski, Amélie still finds time to snowboard all winter, bike and garden in the summer, build a house and travel around the world while raising her young son.

Erica Lenti

Erica Lenti is a writer and editor in Toronto. She is currently the senior editor, politics and identities, at Xtra Magazine, Canada’s largest and oldest online LGBTQ2S+ magazine.

Carly Lewis

Carly Lewis is a journalist living in Toronto. Her work has appeared at The New York Times, New York Magazine, Vulture, The Cut, The Atlantic, Elle, The Globe and Mail, The Walrus, The Guardian, Interview Magazine, The Fader, the Toronto Star, Hazlitt, Spin, Maisonneuve and Maclean’s. In 2021 she was a finalist in the Essays category at the National Magazine Awards and in the Best Arts and Culture Storytelling category at the Digital Publishing Awards. She is a course instructor at Ryerson University’s School of Journalism.

Tomos Lewis

Tomos Lewis is Monocle magazine’s bureau chief in Toronto, and senior correspondent for Monocle24 Radio — covering North American politics, culture, design, urban affairs, business and diplomacy. He has previously worked for BBC News in his native Wales, and in Washington DC. He is a graduate of the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and the University of St Andrews. He is a recipient of the Fulbright Alistair Cooke Award in Journalism.

Christine Loureiro

Christine Loureiro leads an incredible group of award-winning editors, reporters and producers to curate and amplify Toronto Star’s journalism, driving a strong and lasting connection between the Star’s and the millions of people it reaches through our website and app, newsletters, breaking alerts, push, search, social and more.

Tori Marlan

Tori Marlan’s work has appeared in a variety of outlets in the US and Canada, including The Walrus Magazine, The Atavist Magazine, BuzzFeed News, The Seattle Times, The Texas Observer, Pacific Standard magazine, The Marshall Project, and The Appeal. She has also reported for CBC Radio, This American Life, Weekend America, and the Tablet Magazine podcast Vox Tablet and won several journalism awards, including one from CAJ. In 2006, she received a fellowship from the Alicia Patterson Foundation to write about detained child immigrants.

Erin McPhee

Erin McPhee is a freelance art director, designer and visual artist based in Toronto, Canada. She applies her skills of empathy, observation, and curiosity to all of her professional and personal projects. Her clients include Jam3, Underline Studio, The Medical Post, Today’s Parent, and Quill & Quire, among others.

Erik Mohr

Erik Mohr’s passion for magazines and visual storytelling has spanned over 20 years as an art director and creative director. He has received numerous industry awards from the Society of Publication Designers, Canadian National Magazine Awards, Art Directors Club of Canada, Magazines du Québec and the Content Council. Erik has worked with brands such as Air Canada, Bell Canada, Canadian Tire Corporation, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, HSBC, KPMG, MaRS Discovery District, Sportcheck and many more.

Stéphane Monnet

Stéphane Monnet is the president and creative director of Monnet Design and is based in Toronto, Canada and Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Monnet is also the former President of the Advertising & Design Club of Canada. In his 20+ year career Monnet has received numerous awards from international design publications and organizations, including the ADCC, AIGA, Applied Arts, Communication Arts, Graphis, HOW, the National Magazine Awards and the New York Type Directors Club.

John Montgomery

John Montgomery is an art director and graphic designer. Currently art directing Reader’s Digest Canada and Sélection, he’s previously worked on Canadian Business, MoneySense, Toronto Life, Financial Post Magazine and Taddle Creek magazines, as well as worked with Nelson Education, the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression, and the Ontario Association of Architects. John has been nominated for several National Magazine Awards, and has won two Canadian Cover awards.

A part of the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association’s Pros On The Road series, he has spoken numerous times on cover design, as well as done consultations with publications on what they can do to help improve their design. John has been a judge for the National Magazine Awards multiple times, and was an editorial category judge for the Society of Illustrators’ 62nd annual. He is a PAC member for Sheridan College’s Bachelor of Illustration program and Centennial College’s graphic design program.

Photo Credit: Guillaume Simoneau

Brian Morgan

Although he studied printmaking at art school, and was then a bookseller out of college, Brian Morgan has worked as a graphic designer and an art director for the past 26 years, 20 of these in editorial design. He has worked for (or on) Maclean’s, Saturday Night, C Magazine, Dose, Literary Review of Canada, enRoute, and The Walrus. At this last he was the art director for nine years. He also sat on the executive committee of the National Magazine Awards. Brian lives and works in Montreal and co-art directs Maisonneuve and Precedent Magazine with the Toronto-based art director, curator, and producer Rachel Wine.

Carol Moskot

Carol Moskot is an editorial art director and creative director based in New York with 25+ years of magazine and custom publishing experience in the US and Canada. Her studio, Carol Moskot Design + Direction, focuses on the intersection of publication design and story-telling and works with non-profits and agents of change to help them tell their stories for the common good.

Carol is an award-winning designer specializing in art direction, photo direction and branding. She is a creative-problem solver, adept at drawing together an inspired team of photographers and stylists, producing photo shoots and steering great illustrators. She has won over 80 awards for her work from the National Magazine Awards, Society of Publications Designers and Advertising and Design Club of Canada.

Sabrina Myre

Sabrina Myre est une journaliste indépendante basée à Montréal, après plusieurs années à l’étranger. Depuis Jérusalem, elle a produit des reportages pour des médias de différents pays. Elle a aussi travaillé à Paris pour Radio France international et le magazine Jeune Afrique, entre 2014 et 2016. Elle est aussi lauréate d’une médaille d’argent en 2020 pour son reportage «La longue route des survivantes yézidies» en Irak, publié dans le magazine ELLE Québec. Elle a passé les huit premières années de sa carrière à Radio-Canada.

Anabelle Nicoud

Anabelle Nicoud a travaillé pendant 15 ans dans les médias montréalais, d’abord comme journaliste, puis comme directrice à la redaction de La Presse et du Devoir. Elle vit désormais dans la Baie de San Francisco. 

Jadine Ngan

Jadine Ngan is a freelance writer and photographer with bylines in The Walrus, Maisonneuve, Toronto Life, and Broadview Magazine. She also currently serves as The Varsity‘s Features editor.

Simone Olivero

Simone Olivero is a Toronto-based writer and editor. She has over a decade of experience working with various news and lifestyle publications with bylines in Toronto Life, Chatelaine, CBC and more. She is currently a Senior Editor at Today’s Parent with a focus on travel, lifestyle and food editorial.

Deidre Olsen

Deidre Olsen is writer, editor and journalist with words in NBC News, The Cut, Refinery29, Salon, Vice, The Globe and Mail, Maclean’s, and more than 50 publications. Previously, Deidre was an editor at The Pointer and STOREYS. She was a 2021 National Magazine Award finalist, 2021 Westfjords Artist-In-Residence, a 2020 Canada Council for the Arts grant recipient, and a 2019 Fellow in Global Journalism at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto. Deidre has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of British Columbia.

Philippe Orfali

Philippe Orfali a été journaliste pendant plus de quinze ans, travaillant pour plusieurs des plus grands quotidiens de langue française au pays dont Le Droit, Le Devoir et le Journal de Montréal. Nommé aux Prix Judith-Jasmin en 2019 dans la catégorie politique, et lauréat (argent) d’un Prix national du magazine B2B 2020, il œuvre aujourd’hui en communications pour un groupe mondial d’investissement.

Laura Osborne

Laura Osborne, former editor-in-chief of the award-winning RICARDO magazines and editor at authority publications such as Air Canada’s enRoute, is Time Out Editor, Canada, at the Time Out Group — a global media company that inspires people to celebrate the best of cities around the world.

Édith Pelletier

Edith Pelletier est directrice artistique de L’actualité. Elle consacre sa carrière à l’univers du magazine, d’abord dans l’équipe graphique de Coup de pouce. Elle s’est jointe à L’actualité en 2017 à titre de directrice artistique adjointe, avant de prendre en charge la direction artistique en 2019.

Edith Pelletier is the art director at L’actualité. She dedicates her career to the world of magazines. She began at Coup de Pouce, on the graphic design team. Then she joined L’actualité in 2017 as deputy art director, before taking on art direction in 2019.

Fidel Peña

Fidel is a creative director and co-founder of Underline Studio. His projects at Underline have included identity and branding for the University of Toronto, the Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Harvard Medical School and campaigns and publications for Google, UNHCR The UN Refugee Agency and Audi. Fidel’s work has received numerous accolades from across Canada, the US and Europe, including from GraphisCommunication Arts, the National Magazine Awards, the Type Directors Club, Laus, Latin American Design Awards, and D&AD, and he has lectured on design topics in Spain, Mexico and Canada. He was born in El Salvador, and is a former president of the Advertising and Design Club of Canada.

Adam Pottle

Adam Pottle is the author of four critically acclaimed books. His stories, essays, and poems have appeared in numerous publications; his short story “The Rottweiler” was nominated for a 2020 National Magazine Award.

Marie-Paule Primeau

Marie-Paule Primeau is the editor-in-chief of Dire (Université de Montréal) since January 2015. On top of heading Dire, she’s an editor for BESIDE and Protégez-Vous and a science communication advisor for IVADO. Marie-Paule is currently pursuing graduate studies in publishing at the Université de Sherbrooke. She lives in Montréal.

Jean-François Proulx

Jean-François Proulx est directeur de création du studio montréalais Balistique.ca. Depuis 2012, il est aussi le directeur artistique du magazine Nouveau Projet, publication pour laquelle il a été nominé et a remporté plusieurs prix aux National Magazine Awards.

Jennie Punter

Jennie Punter is the editor of Musicworks (est. 1978), a small, respected, non-profit arts magazine that explores innovative artists and ideas in music and sound art. Jennie has been a correspondent to Variety since 2008. From 1992 to 2013, she contributed regular film and music reviews and features to the Toronto Star and The Globe and Mail. During that time she was an editor and writer for Music Express and IMPACT magazines, the editor of Aloud (a monthly magazine published by the Habourfront Reading Series) and contributing editor to Flare. Since 2016 she has been a member of the Magazines Canada Arts & Literary Advisory Group / Committee. She began her career as a writer and copy editor at the Kingston Whig-Standard magazine.

Jenny Reed

Jenny Reed is the art director and designer of Western Living magazine, and the associate art director of Vancouver magazine.

Lauchlan Reid

Lauchlan Reid is an illustrator, fine artist and educator based in Toronto and Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. As a solo artist and a founding member of art/illustration collective Team Macho, his work spans multiple genres and media and can found in private collections across North America. Clients include The Walrus, Reebok, Bloomberg Business Week, and the Barenaked Ladies. Awards and nominations include the National Magazine Awards, The Junos, American Illustration and Applied Arts. He is the Program Chair of Illustration in the Faculty of Design at OCAD University.

Christina Reynolds

Christina Reynolds is a freelance writer, editor, and journalist based in Calgary, in Treaty 7 territory. She’s been the executive editor at ELLE Canada, the editor-in-chief of city magazine CalgaryInc, a television producer with CTV’s Alberta Primetime and Report on Business Television, and a newspaper writer and copy editor with the Calgary Herald.

Emily Riddle

Emily Riddle is nehiyaw and a member of the Alexander First Nation (Kipohtakaw) in Treaty 6. She lives in Amiskwaciwâskahikan (Edmonton), where she works as the Senior Advisor, Indigenous Relations for the Edmonton Public Library. Her work has been published in Teen Vogue, The Malahat Review, Canadian Art, The Fiddlehead, The Globe and Mail, and others. Her debut poetry book will be released by Nightwood Editions in Spring 2023.

Jessica Robinson

Jessica Robinson is a content strategist at Globe Content Studio, the content marketing division of The Globe and Mail. As a content marketing expert, she uses journalistic-style storytelling and insights to create innovative content for brands like Destination Canada, Loblaw and Crest. Prior to joining The Globe, she worked as a branded content editor for some of Canada’s premium magazines, including Chatelaine, Maclean’s, Today’s Parent and Canadian Business.

Mélanie Roy

Titulaire d’une maîtrise en littérature française de l’Université McGill, Mélanie Roy a œuvré dans le milieu de l’édition scientifique avant de poursuivre une carrière de journaliste, d’abord au quotidien La Presse+, puis dans plusieurs médias québécois et canadiens. Après quatre années au poste de rédactrice en chef adjointe du magazine culinaire RICARDO, elle est depuis 2018 l’éditrice de KO Éditions, la maison d’édition de KO Média, propriétaire des magazines VÉRO, ELLE Québec, ELLE Canada et di Stasio.

Naben Ruthnum

Naben Ruthnum is the author of A Hero of Our Time and the upcoming horror novella Helpmeet, as well as the essay Curry: Eating, Reading, and Race. As Nathan Ripley, he’s the author of two thrillers.

Mugoli Samba

Mugoli Samba is a Toronto-based multimedia journalist and editor whose work has appeared in outlets such as The Globe and Mail, Radio-Canada/CBC, Broadview Magazine, and more. Her longform writing was nominated for the Best New Magazine Writer award at the 2019 National Magazine Awards.

Craig Silverman

Craig Silverman is a national reporter for ProPublica investigating voting, platforms, disinformation, and online manipulation. He’s the editor of the European Journalism Centre’s Verification Handbook series, and previously served as Founding Editor of BuzzFeed Canada and media editor of BuzzFeed News, where he pioneered coverage of digital disinformation and media manipulation. He received a George Polk Award in 2021 for a series of articles about Facebook, and is the recipient of the Carey McWilliams Award from the American Political Science Association, which honors “a major journalistic contribution to our understanding of politics.” His 2019 series exposing a global Facebook advertising scam was also named investigation of the year by the Canadian Association of Journalists. 

His journalism and books have also been honored by the Mirror Awards, U.S. National Press Club, Canadian National Magazine Awards, and Crime Writers of Canada.

Danielle Stanton

Danielle Stanton est journaliste indépendante depuis plus de 25 ans. Elle a signé plus d’une centaine d’articles (reportages, portraits, dossiers…) touchant aussi bien la culture que les tendances sociales émergentes ou la science dans de nombreux magazines au Québec (L’actualité, Elle-Québec, La Gazette des femmes, Sélection du Reader’s Digest…) et ailleurs (L’EXPRESS). Elle est également l’auteure de Nous sommes Télé-Québécois (La Presse, 2018) qui retrace le parcours de cette télé publique depuis sa création. Son travail journalistique a été couronné à maintes reprises, notamment par le Prix Justicia (2005), le Prix du magazine canadien (2000) et le Prix René-Lévesque (1995)

Carmine Starnino

Carmine Starnino is editor at large for The Walrus magazine.

Liz Sullivan

Director of photography Liz Sullivan has worked for Maclean’s for almost fourteen years. As an artist and photographer, Liz has also published and exhibited work in Prefix, Toronto Life and L’Actualité, among others.

Rebeka Tabobondung

Media and story creator Rebeka Tabobondung is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of MUSKRATMagazine.com a leading on-line Indigenous arts and culture magazine established in 2010. Rebeka is also a filmmaker, writer, poet, Indigenous knowledge researcher. In 2015, Rebeka co-founded the Gchi Dewin Indigenous Storytellers Festival in Wasauksing First Nation, along the beautiful shores of Georgian Bay where she is also a member. In 2021 Rebeka co-edited the anthology, Indigenous Toronto which won the Speakers Book Award. Since 2017, Rebeka has been working as a creator, director, researcher and writer with award-winning Montreal-based Rezolution Pictures. Rebeka is the co-owner of the award-winning whole communications company, Maaiingan Productions. In 2019 Rebeka and her partner acquired ReZ 91.3 FM, a designated Native community radio station. Rebeka’s written works are published in numerous books, journals, and anthologies and her media works have screened in numerous festivals.  

Jed Tallo

Creative and design director Jed Tallo /tal-yoh/ started his career in his hometown of Auckland, New Zealand. Prior to settling in Toronto, Canada, Jed worked extensively in London, U.K., for companies such as Condé Nast International and Hearst Magazines UK. He was most recently the Art Director of ELLE Canada.

As a well-rounded creative practitioner with over 10 years of experience, Jed is known for his refined aesthetic, conscientious design approach and strategic problem solving skills. He has received numerous industry awards for his work, and created successful campaigns for global fashion and beauty brands such as L’Oreal Paris, Chanel, H&M, Tiffany & Co., and Mackage.

Jimmy Thomson

Jimmy Thomson is an NMA-winning writer and editor based in Victoria, BC. His writing focuses on climate, environment, and the North.

Isa Tousignant

Isa Tousignant is a Montreal-based editorial director, content strategist and storyteller with a curiosity that runs deeper than most. She has chatted life philosophies with celebrity chefs, gemologists, arena rockers and furries. All were interesting. 

Chantal Tranchemontagne

Chantal Tranchemontagne is a writer, editor, and founder of Perch, an independent magazine featuring life and leisurely pursuits in Cornwall, Akwesasne, and SDG Counties. She is in love with adventuring, good food, magazine making, and her family.

Stephen Trumper

Stephen Trumper has been an instructor at Ryerson University’s School of Journalism since Fall 1995. He has been a top editor at Toronto Life, Harrowsmith and Financial Post Business.

Jennifer Varkonyi

Jennifer Varkonyi is the publisher of Maisonneuve, an award-winning quarterly of arts, opinion and ideas. She served as Chair of the board of Magazines Canada from 2019-2021. She lives in Montreal. 

Stéphanie Verge

Stéphanie Verge is a Montreal-based editor and writer. Previously, she was a senior content creative at Sid Lee, the executive editor of Reader’s Digest Canada, the co-editor-in-chief of lstw, and an associate editor at Toronto Life.

Aaron Vincent Elkaim

Aaron Vincent Elkaim is a Winnipeg-born documentary photographer and photojournalist based in Toronto. After completing a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Manitoba in Cultural Anthropology and Film Studies, Aaron evolved his passion for culture and storytelling through his photography practice.

His first major body of work titled A Co-Existence explored his own family’s place of origin, documenting the remnants of a once vast Jewish population in Morocco. Since then, he has continued to explore the relationship between land and identity through documenting cultural environmental narratives of traditional and indigenous cultures as they contend with the the industrialization of their lands.

Aaron has been the recipient of numerous arts grants and awards from the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, The Canada Council for the Arts, Alexia Foundation, American Photography, the Magenta Foundation, and the Lucie Awards among others. His most recent project A State of Erosion, published in the Narwhal,explores the history of hydroelectric energy on First Nations lands in Manitoba and won a gold at the National Magazine Award for best photojournalism in 2021.

His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, National Geographic, The Guardian, Le Monde, GEO, HUCK, Macleans, The Canadian Press and The Globe and Mail.

Elena Viltovskaia

Toronto based creative director and illustrator Elena Viltovskaia brings refined aesthetic and elegant touch to her work. Elena has spent over a decade working as an editorial art director and designer for premiere brands such as ELLE Canada, S/ and SHARP magazines. She is currently a creative director at The Kit and thekit.ca. Elena has received multiple industry recognitions for her work, and has led successful campaigns for national and global fashion and beauty brands such as L’Oreal Paris, Chanel and HBC among others. 

Christopher Wahl

Christopher Wahl is a Canadian portrait photographer. Christopher is a newsman at heart, his career started as an award-winning photojournalist with his assignment work being featured in The New Yorker, Vanity Fair and Time Magazine to name a few. Christopher has executed advertising and branding work for clients like Nike, Apple and Federal Express. 

He specializes in Canadian content.

He has photographed Popes and Presidents, worked extensively with The Rolling Stones and has travelled the globe photographing some of the most recognizable humans. His work is part of notable collections public and privately, highlighted in Canada by The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO).

Patrick Walsh

Patrick Walsh has been the editor-in-chief of Outdoor Canada since 2000. In 2005, 2011 and 2012, the Canadian Society of Magazine Editors named him Editor of the Year, while Outdoor Canada was honoured as Magazine of the Year (medium circulation). He has held a variety of volunteer positions within the Canadian magazine industry, including president of the National Magazine Awards Foundation. 

Melony Ward

Melony Ward is a leader in the cultural media sector. She has worked with some of Canada’s best cultural multiplatform brands, working in digital communications, print, television, awards programs, exhibitions and educational extensions. Her focus is excellence in content presentation, building audiences, and developing revenue. Melony is passionate about storytelling, education and citizenship. She is currently Publisher and Director of Business Enterprise for Canada’s History Society.

Karin Watson

Karin Watson brings broad experience to her role as Director of Business Operations at Creative BC, including expertise and education in a variety of areas that are key to her focus at Creative BC on strategic brand-building, research, knowledge and talent development.

Shannon Webb-Campbell

Shannon Webb-Campbell is a member of Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation. Her books include: Still No Word (Breakwater 2015), I Am A Body of Land (Book*hug 2019), and Lunar Tides (Book*hug 2022). Shannon is a doctoral candidate at the University of New Brunswick in the Department of English, and the editor of Visual Arts News Magazine. She lives and works in Kjipuktuk/ Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Lisa Whittington-Hill

Lisa Whittington-Hill is the Publisher of This Magazine. Her writing on pop culture has appeared in The Walrus, Hazlitt and Longreads. She is currently writing a book for Bloomsbury’s 33 1/3 series on Beauty and the Beat by The Go-Go’s. Girls, Interrupted, her collection of essays on how pop culture is failing women, will be published by Vehicule Press in 2023. She’s also an instructor in the magazine publishing program at Centennial College in Toronto.

We’ll be announcing the nominees for the 2022 National Magazine Awards very soon! Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for details.

2021 National Magazine Awards Jury

The National Media Awards Foundation is pleased to introduce the jury for the 2021 National Magazine Awards. Over 100 judges volunteered their time and expertise to help us recognize excellence in magazine publishing over the last year—thank you!

Kamal Al-Solaylee is the author of Intolerable: A Memoir of Extremes, winner of the 2013 Toronto Book Award and a finalist for CBC’s Canada Reads and the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction. His second book, Brown: What Being Brown in the World Today Means (to Everyone), won the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing and was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Awards for Nonfiction. He’s a two-time nominee for the NMAs in the column category, winning the Gold Medal in 2019. He holds a PhD in English and is a Professor of journalism at Ryerson University, Toronto.

Élise Ascoet est une directrice artistique et illustratrice franco-canadienne qui travaille dans l’édition et la presse magazine à Montréal. Titulaire de baccalauréats en communication visuelle du New York Institute of Technology et en design graphique de Créapole (Paris), elle a auparavant travaillé 15 ans dans les domaines de la publicité (Camden, McCann, Havas…). Élise se passionne pour les arts visuels en général (peinture, graffiti, street art, tatouage, bande dessinée…) et aime explorer de nouveaux horizons. Son leitmotiv : « Il n’existe pas de créativité sans curiosité ».

Arjun Basu is a writer and editor living in Montreal. He is a past President of the National Magazine Awards Foundation.

Derek Beaulieu is the author/editor of over twenty collections of poetry, prose, and criticism, including two volumes of his selected work, Please, No More Poetry (2013) and Konzeptuelle Arbeiten (2017). His most recent volume of fiction, a, A Novel was published by Paris’s Jean Boîte Editions. Beaulieu has exhibited his visual work across Canada, the United States, and Europe and has won multiple local and national awards for his teaching and dedication to students. Derek Beaulieu holds a PhD in Creative Writing from Roehampton University and is the Director of Literary Arts at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.

He can be found online at www.derekbeaulieu.wordpress.com.

Cristine Berthiaume is an Art Director from Montreal. With a 15-year background in advertising for a wide variety of industries, she has always had a strong interest in art, food, and culture. After five years as a key Art Director at Ricardo Media, Cristine has vast experience creating editorial magazine content, cooking and lifestyle best-selling books, advertising pieces, food packaging and branding. Being on set with the team to work on a food photo shoot is what she likes most about her job.

Marie-Christine Blais est journaliste culturelle. D’abord traductrice et terminologue technique, elle a travaillé comme journaliste et critique musicale au quotidien La Presse, de 1992 à 2015, ainsi qu’à la télévision (Génération 90, Musicographie, Six dans la cité…). Toujours chroniqueuse à la radio (Dessine-moi un dimanche/un été, Aujourd’hui l’histoire, Culture Club, Pénélope, Le 15-18, etc.) et spécialiste en musique populaire, elle est aussi rédactrice pour Apple Music depuis 2017. Depuis 2019, elle est recherchiste pour des balados et recherchiste-adaptatrice de livres audio (I’m Your Man : la vie de Leonard Cohen, Avant de m’en aller : Gerry Boulet) pour la plateforme OHDio de Radio-Canada. Au nombre de ses activités bénévoles récentes : le jumelage à des étudiants en centres de francisation (Fondation pour la langue française), la participation au C.A. de la SACEF (Société pour l’avancement de la chanson d’expression française) et l’accompagnement de personnes en fin de vie à PalliAmi (hôpital Notre-Dame). Par ailleurs, elle a terminé des études en mécanique des petits moteurs et mécanique moto, couronnées par un prix Méritas.

Chroniqueuse et auteure, Josée Boileau pratique le journalisme depuis 1985. Elle a travaillé dans plusieurs grands médias du Québec (Presse canadienne, Télé-Québec, L’actualité…) mais a particulièrement laissé sa marque au quotidien Le Devoir, où elle a été successivement reporter, éditorialiste, directrice de l’information puis rédactrice en chef.

Aujourd’hui, elle commente l’actualité à la radio de Radio-Canada et tient une chronique littéraire au Journal de Montréal. Elle est également l’auteure de différents ouvrages, le plus récent portant sur la tuerie de Polytechnique : Ce jour-là, Parce qu’elles étaient des femmes (Éd. La Presse, 2019) / Because They Were Women, The Montreal Massacre (Second Story Press, 2020).

Récipiendaire de plusieurs distinctions, elle a notamment reçu le prix Pierre-Vadeboncoeur 2017 pour son essai Avec le recul (Somme Toute, 2017) et a été nommée Femme de l’année 2011 en communication par la Fondation du Y des femmes.

Rémy Bourdillon est un journaliste indépendant écrivant pour plusieurs médias au Québec et en France. Double médaillé d’or aux Prix du magazine canadien (2015 et 2020), il est également l’auteur de la bande dessinée documentaire Faire campagne (Atelier 10 et La Pastèque), parue en 2018.

Rick Boychuk is a former newspaper reporter, magazine writer and editor of Canadian Geographic magazine. He is the author of two books, Honour Thy Mother and River of Grit. He is a recipient of a Gold National Magazine Award for feature writing and, during his years as editor of Canadian Geographic, the magazine received more than 60 NMA nominations and was named Magazine of the Year in 2001.

Di Brandt is the author of seven books of poetry, most recently Glitter & fall: Laozi’s Dao De Jing, Transinhalations (Turnstone Press 2019). She has received numerous awards and recognitions for her poetry, including two National Magazine Awards, one Gold, one Silver. Her bestselling debut collection questions i asked my mother was recently re-issued in a 30th anniversary edition, with a tribute essay by Tanis MacDonald. (Photo credit: Darci Adam)

Hillary Brenhouse—I’m a Canadian writer and editor focused on women’s health, religion, and broken capitalism. My work has appeared in The New YorkerVICE CanadaTIMEThe Oxford Americanthe Daily BeastGuernica, and on PRI’s “The World,” among others. I was previously the editor-in-chief of Guernica, the award-winning magazine of global art and politics, and am currently its editor-at-large; in these capacities I’ve collaborated with emerging and renowned writers from all over the world and organized special themed issues on such subjects as “The Boundaries of Gender” and “The Future of Language.” I also conceptualized, curated, and edited The Guardian’s “Antiracism and America” series over the course of last year, and edit books of nonfiction on a freelance basis. I’m fluently bilingual and live in Montreal. 

Dominique Cambron-Goulet est un journaliste d’enquête au Journal de Montréal, spécialisé dans les questions de politique municipale.

Sue Carter is deputy editor at Inuit Art Quarterly and the former longtime editor-in-chief at Quill & Quire. Her freelance writing appears regularly in the Toronto Star and other publications. She is the recipient of several editorial awards and in 2019 was longlisted for an Alan Slaight Prize for Journalism. 

Véronique Chagnon est rédactrice en chef adjointe du magazine Nouveau Projet, nommé magazine de l’année au Canada en 2015 et en 2019. Elle était auparavant directrice adjointe de l’information générale et politique au journal Le Devoir.

En huit ans d’expérience en journalisme, Sarah Champagne a expérimenté autant la pige pour des magazines que les contrats pour des médias comme Le Devoir et Radio-Canada. Elle a ramené des reportages de 15 pays sur 4 continents, principalement en français, mais aussi en anglais et en espagnol. Après une maîtrise en Caroline du Nord, elle a couvert le pic épidémique de la COVID-19 au Texas Tribune. Elle s’intéresse aux migrations, aux conflits, à l’environnement et de plus en plus à l’agro-alimentaire.

Yuan Changming grew up in an isolated village, started to learn the English alphabet in Shanghai at age nineteen and published monographs on translation before leaving China. With a Canadian PhD in English, Yuan currently edits Poetry Pacific with Allen Yuan in Vancouver. Credits include eleven Pushcart nominations, nine chapbooks & awards, as well as publications in Best of the Best Canadian Poetry: Tenth Anniversary Edition & BestNewPoemsOnline, among more than 1,800 other literary outlets across 46 countries.

Matthieu Charest, rédacteur spécialisé, relations publiques et contenu, Banque Nationale. Passionné par la politique étrangère et par les langues modernes, il a d’abord été journaliste économique pour Les Affaires, puis Radio-Canada. Il a également collaboré avec Finance et Investissement, animé le balado Les Dérangeants sur l’entrepreneuriat, et de nombreuses conférences sur l’économie et l’immobilier.

Violaine Charest-Sigouin écrit pour des magazines depuis plus de 15 ans. Elle a notamment été rédactrice pour ELLE QUÉBEC, Châtelaine et enRoute, en plus de collaborer à de nombreuses autres publications. Elle est l’auteure du roman La brûlure(Leméac Éditeur) et coauteure du recueil de nouvelles D’autres mondes (Québec Amérique). Crédit photo : Richmond Lam

Ava Chisling is an award-winning writer, editor and media lawyer who counsels creative types from Academy Award winners to authors, publishers and designers. Based in Montreal, she is a recognized AI/pop culture blogger and creates ad campaigns for many well-known national brands. She has written for enRoute, The National, Time Out, Good.is, Strut and Canadian Lawyer, among many others.

Journaliste depuis 35 ans, Daniel Chrétien a fait du magazine son principal champ de pratique. Pigiste, il a écrit et révisé des reportages pour L’actualitéChâtelaineCommerceAffaires +, Québec Science et Forces, notamment, avant de se joindre à l’équipe permanente de L’actualité. Il y travaillera pendant 16 ans, d’abord comme reporter, puis comme chef de rubriques. Depuis 2018, il est rédacteur en chef adjoint du magazine Châtelaine.

Kathy Cook is currently a senior policy advisor in the Social Innovation Division at the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. Before entering government 10 years ago, she was an internationally published journalist, a frequent contributor to Reader’s Digest Magazine and also wrote for The Walrus and Elm Street magazines. Her non-fiction book, Stolen Angels: the Kidnapped Girls of Uganda (Penguin, 2007), a political drama about war, international politics and child soldiers in Sudan/Northern Uganda, spent several weeks on the Canadian bestseller list for political books and was recently in development as a Hollywood movie starring Uma Thurman, titled “Girl Soldier.” Her specialty with Reader’s Digest was writing “Drama in Real Life,” survival-against-the-odds type features, including medical dramas. She won a National Magazine Award in 2006 in the category of politics/public policy for her article “The Peace Wager/Sudan’s Last Chance” (Walrus 2005), about failed peace negotiations. Kathy also worked as the weekend national news editor for Canada.com, and while completing a master’s degree in journalism in 2000 was named the best student journalist in the country by the Canadian Association of Journalists for her work published in the Ottawa Citizen.

Crystelle Crépeau est première directrice Magazines et information numérique à Radio-Canada. Auparavant, elle a été rédactrice en chef du magazine Châtelaine et rédactrice en chef numérique du magazine L’actualité

Rob Csernyik is a journalist and writer currently based in Saint John, New Brunswick. His work has appeared at Barron’s Penta, Maclean’s, the Literary Review of Canada, The Globe and Mail and The New Republic. An alumnus of Bishop’s University and the University of King’s College, Rob was selected for the 2019 investigative journalism intensive at The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. His investigative work on Canadian casinos has been published in several outlets. In his spare time, he edits Great Canadian Longform sharing his passion for longform feature writing via social media and a newsletter.

Andrew D’Cruz is the executive producer of CBC Arts and its weekly television show CBC Arts: Exhibitionists. He’s been building and running websites since the late ’90s, and is (still) passionate about finding new ways to tell stories online. He previously led CBC’s Canada 150 vertical and ran the digital side of George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight and Steven and Chris. Prior to that, he worked in magazine publishing in both print and digital roles.

Annelise Dekker is a Creative Director with 24 years in the Publishing, Advertising and Design industries. She brings extensive hands-on experience in creating amazing integrated advertising campaigns, print, video and digital marketing, corporate identity, branding design, editorial design and art direction, as well as retail design. She’s both a strategic and creative partner to clients, working closely to align with their business objectives. Annelise works closely with all levels of the creative teams she leads and expertly manages projects from concept to completion.

Annelise works as a freelance Creative Director for a number of national agencies and brands. She’s worked in senior Art Director roles for places like Reader’s Digest, Bookmark Content (previously Spafax) and the Vancouver Sun, to name a few. Some of the international brands she’s worked with include: Aldo, Bombardier, Brown’s Shoes, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Mercedes Benz and W Hotels. Annelise’s work has been recognized through many awards, from organizations like Applied Arts, Communication Arts.

Originally from Alberta, Annelise grew up in New Brunswick, spent several years living and working in Halifax, Vancouver and Montreal, but made the move back to the east coast in 2011—she calls Moncton home. Annelise holds a BA in English Literature/Publishing from Simon Fraser University and is an honours graduate of Langara College’s Publishing/Graphic Design program.

Nelly Desmarais a étudié la littérature à l’Université du Québec à Montréal et à l’Université McGill. Elle travaille dans le milieu de l’édition depuis 2011. Elle a publié poèmes, proses et critiques en revue et dans plusieurs collectifs. Son texte «Fièvre», paru dans Nouveau Projet, a été finaliste aux Prix du magazine canadien 2020, dans la catégorie poésie. Elle est directrice administrative adjointe chez Le Quartanier Éditeur.

Christine Dewairy is the art director of Toronto Life. She oversees the creative direction of the magazine and all extensions of the brand including the website, special issues and sponsored content in all its iterations. Prior to her role at Toronto Life, she art directed various publications including Maclean’s, and the weekend and fashion supplement sections of the National Post.

Brianne DiAngelo is a communications professional based in Toronto. She has held various positions over the last decade at Magazines Canada, the national association for Canada’s magazine media, most recently as its Director of Communications and Public Engagement. In her time at Magazines Canada, Brianne has worked on many multi-year programs and initiatives that directly support the magazine industry and its creators, ranging from marketing campaigns and paid internships at magazines to national conferences and resources that highlight magazine media success.

Recrutée comme secrétaire de rédaction au défunt magazine MOI&cie, Laurie Dupont a gravi les échelons un à un, pendant huit ans (et deux grossesses).  

Puis, après avoir occupé le poste de chef de contenu mode, beauté et culture au magazine VÉRO pendant quatre ans, Laurie détient maintenant les reines de la section culture et société du ELLE Québec, tout en conservant son chapeau de chef culture au VÉRO. Ainsi, elle se spécialise dans sa passion première, soit celle de parler de culture (surtout celle d’ici) matin, midi et soir. Laurie Dupont anime aussi le balado À présent du ELLE QUÉBEC depuis presque un an, et cette nouvelle corde à son arc la passionne tout particulièrement. 

Rebecca Eckler is an internationally bestselling author of ten books. She was a columnist at the National Post for 15 years and has written for numerous publications in North America, including The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times. Eckler’s “Modern Love” column was included in both editions of the Best of the Modern Times anthologies. She writes a weekly blog for SavvyMom, where she won gold for best columnist two years in a row. Her latest book is Blissfully Blended Bullshit, about blending, and then unblending families. She lives in Toronto. 

Kyle Edwards is the managing editor of Native News Online and a 2021 Nieman Visiting Fellow at Harvard University. He’s won Gold and Silver National Magazine Awards, and was a finalist for Best New Writer in 2017. He lives in Palo Alto, California.  

Nehal El-Hadi is a writer, researcher and editor. Her work explores the intersections of and interactions between the body, place, and technology. A science and environmental journalist by trade, she completed a PhD in Planning at the University of Toronto, where she studied the relationships between virtual and material public urban spaces. She is the Science + Technology Editor at The Conversation Canada, an academic news site, and Editor-in-Chief of Studio, a magazine dedicated to Canadian craft and design.

Eugénie Emond est journaliste, animatrice et recherchiste. Elle collabore avec différents médias dont Beside Media et Radio-Canada. Son travail lui a valu une nomination aux Prix du magazine canadien en 2019 et 2020. 


Francesca Fionda
 is a freelance investigative and data journalist. Her past stories have uncovered fake Indigenous art in the tourism industry, exposed government failures in protecting sensitive health information and revealed new, in-depth data on Canada’s mobile workforce.   

She’s worked with major investigative teams across the country and numerous independent outlets. Her work has earned nominations and awards from the Jack Webster Foundation, Online News Association, Canadian Association of Journalists, Canadian Online Publishing Awards, Canadian Screen Awards, Radio Television Digital News Association and the New York Festivals Worlds. 

She’s excited to be part of shaping the future of journalism and is teaching at the British Columbia Institute of Technology, the University of British Columbia and Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

Francesca is a first-generation settler of Filipino and Italian ancestry. She lives, reports and teaches on the the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and Stó:lō Nations.

Daniel Fish is the senior editor at Precedent. He graduated from Carleton University’s journalism program and has a master’s in English from the University of Guelph. Daniel won Gold at the National Magazine Media Awards for his profile of Michael Bryant. He also won a Gold medal at the National Magazine Awards: B2B for the piece “The mental-health crisis in law.”

Stacey May Fowles is a multiple award-winning journalist, essayist, and author of four books. She has an MFA in creative nonfiction, and her bylines include The Globe and Mail, The National Post, Maisonneuve, Elle Canada, Toronto Life, The Walrus, Vice, Hazlitt, Quill and Quire, and many others. She has been anthologized in venues ranging from Not That Bad (Roxane Gay ed.) to Our Bodies, Ourselves. Her most recent book, Baseball Life Advice, was published by McClelland & Stewart in spring 2017, was a national bestseller, and was selected by The Globe and Mail and Maisonneuve as a best book of the year. A former columnist at The Globe and Mail, she currently writes the Book Therapy column for Open Book Ontario. Fowles lives in Toronto with her husband and daughter, where she is working on a memoir to be published by McClelland & Stewart.

Matt Frehner leads the Visual Journalism team at The Globe and Mail. Our award-winning group of editors, designers, developers, photographers, videographers and graphic artists works to make sense of a complicated and fast-moving world through high-impact visual journalism.

Au Soleil depuis 2003, Valérie Gaudreau a travaillé dans divers secteurs avant de couvrir la scène municipale de Québec de 2011 à 2017. Elle fait cette année-là le saut à la direction comme cheffe des nouvelles avant d’été nommée rédactrice en chef du Soleil, poste qu’elle occupe depuis juin 2018. Elle collabore aussi à la radio de Radio-Canada, à la radio CKIA-FM et auprès des jeunes journalistes du magazine de rue La Quête qui vient en aide aux itinérants du centre-ville de Québec.

Craille Maguire Gillies—I’m a Canadian-born, UK-based editor and writer for The Guardian. A National Magazine Award-winner as both writer and editor, I have worked as a story editor for Reader’s Digest, assistant editor at enRoute magazine and as a journalist for a host of outlets—from The Globe and Mail and Canadian Geographic to The Guardian and the CBC. (Photo Credit: Linda Nylind/The Guardian)

raj grainger is a UK-born multidisciplinary graphic designer and creative director who lives and works in Toronto. He studied conceptual art and media design and focuses primarily on editorial, print- and identity-based projects. He likes to collaborate with cultural and educational institutions, non-profits and other creatives. His work has been recognized by Applied Arts magazine, the Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario (RGD), The Advertising & Design Club of Canada and nominated for three National Magazine Awards. In addition to starting his own studio practice, he volunteers as an awards juror, portfolio reviews and as a mentor.

Charles Grandmont est le directeur de l’information en continu et des opérations numériques de Radio-Canada. Il était jusqu’en janvier 2021 vice-président principal de Mishmash Média et rédacteur en chef de L’actualité, où il a mené une refonte complète du magazine et mis en place une nouvelle stratégie de diffusion qui ont permis une augmentation considérable du lectorat et des abonnements numériques. L’actualité a d’ailleurs remporté l’an dernier le prix du Magazine de l’année décerné par la Fondation des prix pour les médias canadiens. 

Au cours de ses 25 ans d’expérience dans l’industrie, Charles a développé une fine connaissance des médias écrits et numériques, tant comme gestionnaire que comme journaliste. Il a notamment œuvré une dizaine d’années à titre de reporter à la Presse canadienne, La Presse et Reuters Canada. Il a aussi été rédacteur en chef du magazine Infopresse et collaborateur pigiste pour plusieurs publications.


Charles est le père de deux formidables pré-adolescents et le conjoint d’une femme tout aussi exceptionnelle. 

Alexandra Guellil est journaliste, responsable des dossiers société à L’Itinéraire depuis 2015. Elle chronique occasionnellement pour Touki Montréal, webzine spécialisé dans l’actualité africaine à Montréal. D’abord passionnée par la radio, elle collaborera avec plusieurs médias au Québec et à l’international, dont Canoe.ca (Agence QMI), Chyz FM, RFI et Radio Algérie Internationale. En 2018, elle se joint au collectif d’auteurs dirigé par Normand Baillargeon pour rendre hommage à Noam Chomsky (Québec Amérique).  

Diplômée de l’Université du Québec à Montréal, Mélissa Guillemette a commencé sa carrière au quotidien Le Devoir avant de prendre un virage magazine à la rédaction de Jobboom. Elle travaille aujourd’hui comme reporter et réviseure de contenu chez Québec Science, où elle réalise de longs reportages sur des sujets aussi variés que le recyclage des déchets électroniques et la classification complexe des espèces d’insectes feuilles. On peut également la voir à l’émission Ça me regarde.

Liz Harmer‘s first novel, The Amateurs, a speculative novel of technological rapture, was released with Knopf/Vintage in 2019. After receiving starred reviews with Publishers Weekly and Quill and QuireThe Amateurs was a finalist for the Amazon Canada First Novel Award. Her stories, essays, and poems have been published or are forthcoming in The Walrus, Image Journal, The Globe and Mail, The Malahat Review, The New Quarterly, PRISM, Lit Hub, Best Canadian Stories, and elsewhere. In 2019, she was awarded fellowships by both the Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers’ Conferences, and was the runner-up for the Mitchell Prize in poetry. She has also been a finalist for the Journey Prize, and nominated four times for National Magazine Awards, one of which she won in 2014 for Personal Journalism. Harmer’s second novel, Strange Loops, is forthcoming with Knopf Canada in 2022. 

Eva Holland—I’m a freelance writer based in the Yukon, a correspondent for Outside magazine, and a former editor at Up Here. My work has also appeared in WIRED, Bloomberg Businessweek, Hakai, Hazlitt, The Walrus, Smithsonian, AFAR, Canadian Geographic, Cottage Life, and many more. My first book, Nerve: A Personal Journey Through the Science of Fear, was published last spring.

Lorax B. Horne is a journalist whose work has appeared in The Guardian, Newsweek, CBC, Maisonneuve, The Globe and Mail, and Elle Canada. They were recently named editor-in-chief for Distributed Denial of Secrets, a publishing collective aimed at enabling the free transmission of data in the public interest. They live in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. 

Jude Isabella is an award-winning science journalist, concentrating on the environment, ecology, and archaeology with occasional forays into health. As a journalist, she has worked for newspapers and magazines, on staff or as a freelancer.  She spent a dozen years as managing editor of YES Mag, Canada’s science magazine for kids. In 2015, she launched Hakai Magazine, an online publication focused on coastal science and societies. Jude continues to write for young readers. Her sixth book for kids, Bringing Back the Wolves, was published in spring 2020 by Kids Can Press.

Laurie Jennings is deputy editor at Good Housekeeping and director of the Good Housekeeping Institute, a state-of-the-art consumer research and product testing facility in NYC. Laurie leads a team of engineers, chemists, homecare specialists and editorial experts to create science-backed content, industry-leading events, report on consumer behaviour and trends, assess items for the Good Housekeeping Seal and evaluate products for consumers. She also heads up a variety of editorially driven business opportunities and strategic partnerships, including programs with Amazon, Apple, Microsoft and Facebook, the launch of GH’s Wellness Lab, GH commerce and retail innovations, GH summits, GH insights, and more. Laurie is a sought-after speaker, participating on panels at CES, SXSW and the Global Wellness Summit. As a Scout for Hearst Labs, she regularly meets and advises young entrepreneurs, while screening them and their companies for possible investment by Hearst. In 2021, she is a judge for the Digiday Media Awards. She lives in New York City with her family. Find her on Instagram @lauriejenningsnyc.

Arvin Joaquin is an award-winning journalist and editor based in Vancouver, B.C. He is currently a videojournalist with OMNI News: Filipino. He previously worked as an associate editor at Xtra Magazine, where he wrote the magazine’s Digital Publishing Award-winning newsletter. In 2020, he was named as a finalist for Best Emerging Writer at the National Magazine Awards. His work has appeared in The Huffington Post, Global News, CTV News, TVO, CBC, and more.  

Richard Johnson is a writer for the podcast Trailblazers, with Walter Isaacson, a copy editor at Reader’s Digest, and a proud, long-time contributor to This Magazine. He is a former fellow in literary journalism at the Banff Centre and is currently researching a book about deliberative democracy and reimagining the role of the public in politics. He lives in Victoria, B.C., with his wife Ashley Walters, a podcast producer, and their two young sons.

Jesse Johnston has been a photo editor with The Canadian Press since 2013. He has worked as a photo editor for the Toronto Star and Yahoo Canada. Jesse is originally from Manitoba where he began his career as a photojournalist before relocating to Japan to focus on long term photo projects. His work has been published in Canada and around the world. He spends his time, pretty well every hour of every day during these times, with his wife Amanda, dog Jake and 2 1/2 year-old doppelganger, Sam.

Lindsay Jones—I am a national award-winning freelance journalist based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. I graduated from University of King’s College with a Bachelor of Journalism Honours Degree in 2000, and began my career writing for local newspapers, The Daily News in Halifax and Metro Halifax. After taking some time off to have children, I began working as a freelance journalist about a decade ago.

I now regularly contribute reporting and stories to The Globe and Mail, CBC, Maclean’s, Chatelaine, The Walrus, The Narwhal and Vice.

In 2020, I was nominated for a NMA in the short feature category and won a silver Digital Publishing Award award. In 2019, I won two Digital Publishing Awards, and in 2018, I was nominated for a Canadian Association of Journalists award for feature writing.

Emmanuel Kattan is Director of the Alliance Program at Columbia University. He was previously Director of the British Council in New York, where he oversaw academic collaboration programs. He created partnerships with the Henry Luce Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation to launch initiatives connecting higher education institutions across the Atlantic. Before joining the British Council, Emmanuel was Senior Adviser at the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, where he managed strategic communications and engagement with academic communities. He also held senior positions at the Commonwealth Secretariat and at the Quebec Delegation in London, where he was in charge of academic relations programs. A native of Montreal, Emmanuel studied politics at Oxford as a Rhodes scholar and earned a PhD from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris. He is the author of five books: an essay on the politics of memory and four novels.

Jeremy Keehn is a features editor at Bloomberg Businessweek. He was previously a news and business editor at NewYorker.com, the digital director of Harper’s Magazine, and a senior editor at The Walrus.

Michelle Kelly started her career in publishing in 1998, as the receptionist at Cottage Life. Since then, she has held various positions in the editorial department at the magazine until she was named Editor in July 2015 and Vice President, Content, Cottage Life, in September 2019. She’s a member of the Professional Advisory Committee for Centennial College in Toronto, and is also the recipient of several Canadian National Magazine Awards and Editors’ Choice Awards from the Canadian Society of Magazine Editors. Outside of work, Michelle sits on the board of Ready, Set, Play, a non-profit group that helps provide Toronto youth access to organized sports. She lives in Toronto with her husband and two children. 

Evaan Kheraj is a New York & Vancouver based photographer whose love for documenting spans decades and genres. With a background in new media, he has built a career on bringing fresh concepts and a sense of the real-world into all of his work. Whether it’s editorial, commercial, or fine art, Evaan’s adaptability, sincerity, and work ethic makes him the supreme collaborator. He’s an artist who’s always rallied against what’s common, developing a cohesive aesthetic that reflects just that. When not developing his craft and working on various projects, he’s documenting the lives of his wife and 3 children at home. Past clients include: Elle US, Teen Vogue, Kenneth Cole, Adidas, Warner Brothers Music, Bubly and more.

Manisha Krishnan is a senior editor at VICE News reporting on subjects such as racism, drug policy, sexual violence against women, and guns. She also hosted World of VICE on VICELAND and several documentaries, including Fear and Loading: Women and Guns in America, which won a Digital Publishing Award. She was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for a weed legalization town hall she hosted featuring Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Mathieu Lachapelle est le directeur général et cofondateur de Dînette. Dînette est un magazine indépendant au format papier dont la mission première est de sortir la cuisine de la cuisine. Pour cela, Dînette invite le lecteur dans une expérience culinaire qui sort de l’ordinaire par le biais de reportages, de recettes et de photos qui invitent à l’aventure. Reconnu pour la qualité de son contenu, son sens du design et sa qualité artistique, Dînette est lauréat de plusieurs prix prestigieux dont Meilleur Magazine Lifestyle en 2020 au National Magazine Awards. L’entreprise s’est aussi fait connaître à l’émission grand public Dans l’œil du dragon.

Mathieu a créé Dînette pour rendre hommage à son amour pour le papier et dans un désir de remettre les lettres de noblesse à l’univers du magazine. Son leadership et sa créativité lui ont permis de pénétrer un marché encore inexploité pour le magazine Canadien, le territoire de la francophonie européenne et d’ainsi y devenir le magazine canadien le plus massivement distribué en dehors de son territoire. Pour poursuivre sa croissance, Dînette n’hésite pas à diversifier ses champs d’activité en mettant sur pied un pop-up d’artisans, des événement expérientiels inspirants et une gamme de produits d’artisans sous l’effigie de sa marque. Ceci dans un but continuel de mettre en lumière des artisans, des producteurs, des agriculteurs et passionnées, d’art, de culture, de voyages et de cuisine.

Mathieu est détenteur d’un baccalauréat en communication de l’UQAM et est passionné par le marketing, le branding et l’art. Son enthousiasme pour la photographie le suit d’ailleurs depuis son tout jeune âge, mais ce n’est qu’cours des dernières années, que Mathieu à réellement transformé sa passion de partir à l’aventure pour capturer des histoires en images en profession. Ce nouveau départ l’a amené à de travailler auprès de nombreuses tels que SEPAQ, Huttopia, Tourisme Bromont, Balnea Spa, Headster Kids, Audvik, Alvéole, Loto-Québec, Devinci ainsi que remporter nombreux prix pour sa photographie, en autres au concours National magazine Awards, Graphika et Applied arts.

Mathieu est aussi fier papa et adore les végé burgers.

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Aurélie Lanctôt est codirectrice et rédactrice en chef de la revue Liberté, chroniqueuse au Devoir ainsi qu’à la radio de Radio-Canada. Elle est également titulaire d’une maitrise en droit.

Angie Landry est actuellement journaliste à Rad, le laboratoire de journalisme de Radio-Canada. Elle œuvre pour la société d’État depuis 2015, où elle a d’abord travaillé en Abitibi-Témiscamingue pendant près de 4 ans, touchant presque tous les corps de métier et saisissant la valeur de l’information régionale. En 2019, elle s’est mérité un prix Judith-Jasmin pour son reportage numérique « Survivre à la 117 » et une nomination pour « Diversité à l’écran : le plafond de verre des rôles vedettes », et l’a emporté dans la catégorie Text Feature aux prix de l’Association canadienne des journalistes.

Kim Larson is an industry-leading art director whose 15-year career has been marked by a combination of versatility and creativity throughout the province. Kim is the art director of EDIFY, LEAP magazine, HERE magazine (University Hospital Foundation) and Eighteen Bridges. She previously worked as art director of AVENUE Edmonton and art director for Venture Publishing, where she guided Alberta Venture, Alberta Oil and Eighteen Bridges magazines to numerous high-profile provincial and national magazine awards. Kim recently art directed several award winning photo shoots in Applied Arts magazine. She is passionate about all things magazines.

Propelled by a passion for arts, culture and community, Deborah Lau-Yu is the co-founder and art director at PALETTERA, an award-winning Canadian design firm specializing in meaningful storytelling through design. Their work focuses on event branding and design, marketing campaign design, and print communication. Her team creates compelling objects, print pieces, and art experiences with lasting meaning — a philosophy which embraces the core concepts of “thinking through making,” and connecting the head, heart and hand. Most recently, the Palettera team has built a new Canadian lifestyle stationery brand, Ferris Wheel Press, with refreshing products to inspire the world to fall in love with writing again. Deborah’s personal mission is to use design practice to innovate, challenge, and strengthen the community to connect at deeper levels and inspired others to always reach further. Deborah founded and and serves as Editor-in-Chief for Fete Chinoise, an award-winning platform focussed on modern Chinese culture that champions an annual collector’s magazine, online community, and signature showcase event that fundraises for local charities, which have included the Markham Stouffville Hospital, Sick Kids, fu-GEN Theatre, Mon Sheong Foundation and Orbis Canada. The magazine was awarded the 2019 Best Publication by Canadian Online Publishing Awards, and recognized for Best Art Direction of a single article at the National Magazine Awards 2020. In addition to her entrepreneurial and cultural work, Deborah also dedicates her time to a group of important causes: she serves as Director of Graphic Arts for the Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards, and is a contributor to many organizations including the Art Gallery of Ontario, Royal Ontario Museum, David Foster Foundation, Sick Kids Foundation, the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, Suzanne & Edward Rogers Foundation, Boost for Kids, Camp Oochigaas, Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation, and the Association of Chinese-Canadian Entrepreneurs.

Après avoir exercé le journalisme dans un quotidien, une agence de presse et un site web, Johanne Lauzon s’est jointe à l’équipe Châtelaine, il y a 12 ans. Elle a été tour à tour chef des pages santé, rédactrice en chef adjointe et, depuis 2016, rédactrice en chef. Elle a insufflé un vent nouveau sur la marque tant aimée par les Québécoises avec un accent porté sur la santé, le féminisme et la diversité.

After winning her National Magazine Award, Sophie Lees earned her MFA in Creative Writing from UBC in 2009. Since then, Sophie has published many articles and taught writing for Canadian, Chinese, and Japanese universities. Currently, she is dividing her time working on a YA novel and teaching.

Roger Lemoyne studied art in London, cinema in Montreal, toured Canada with a musical group and worked in film before turning to photography. Since the early 1990s, he has traveled and photographed in over 60 countries on six of seven continents. His work has appeared in exhibitions in Europe and North America, books, magazines and festivals such as Visa pour l’Image, Contact Festival photography festivals. His first monograph, “Details obscurs” was published in 2005. His images have garnered more than 50 awards internationally, including a National Magazine Award in 2020, Michener-Deacon Grant for investigative reporting in 2013, grants from the Conseil des Arts et Lettres du Quebec in 2006 and 2009, a Canada Council grant in 2013, the Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize in 2007, the “World Understanding Award” from POYi at the Missouri School of Journalism in 2006, The Prix Bayeux-Calvados pour reportage de guerre in 2006, the Alexia Grant in 2004, a World Press Photo in 1999. he is represented by Redux Pictures. He lives in Montreal with his wife, a physician, and their two school-age children.

Judith Lussier est journaliste indépendante depuis plus de 15 ans. Elle a été chroniqueuse au Journal Métro ainsi qu’à Urbania. Les différents essais qu’on lui doit, sur les dépanneurs, la procréation assistée, les sports en fauteuil roulant ou le militantisme à l’ère des réseaux sociaux, témoignent de la diversité de ses champs d’intérêt.

Samia Madwar is the managing editor of The Walrus. Before joining The Walrus, she worked at Up Here magazine, based in Yellowknife, for three years, where she learned how to balance meeting deadlines with spending time outside. She now serves on the editorial board of the Inuit Art Quarterly and on the board of directors of Magazines Canada.

Elisabeth Massicolli évolue depuis plusieurs années dans l’univers des magazines féminins. Elle s’intéresse de près à la mode durable, aux voyages, au féminisme et à la culture populaire. Passionnée des mots, elle est également éditrice et autrice. Son premier roman, La Bouche Pleine, est paru à l’automne 2020, chez Québec Amérique. 

Herb Mathisen is a freelance reporter and editor in Yellowknife. He was the editor of Up Here magazine.

Gregory McCormick is the Manager of Cultural and Literary Programming at Toronto Public Library, the largest urban library system in the world. After finishing a Master’s degree in literature from Université de Montréal, he served for six years as Director of Programming for Blue Metropolis Montreal International Literary Festival. He has edited memoir, fiction and other kinds of writing for a number of years and was the Non-Fiction Editor of Carte Blanche from 2015 to  2018. Originally from the USA, he has lived in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Grenoble and Buenos Aires. He divides his time between Toronto and Montreal.

David McKie is the National Observer’s deputy managing editor.

Before joining the Observer, the Ottawa-based, award-winning journalist and author spent 26 years honing his skills at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as an investigative producer. Records obtained from federal access-to-information and provincial freedom-of-information requests drove a lot of his work which included investigations into prescription drugs, Tasers, medical devices, nursing homes and school violence. 

David teaches at the schools of journalism at Carleton University, the University of King’s College, and Ryerson University, and has co-authored three journalism textbooks and two user guides on freedom-of-information laws and privacy, respectively.

He is an access-to-information and data-journalism consultant who has run workshops for organizations including Humber College, TV Ontario, the Magazine Association of BC, the Canadian Association of Journalists and NICAR.

David is also a judge for the IRE’s Philip Meyer Journalism Award and the Investintech – CAJ Data Journalism Scholarship.

Scott McLeod is the editor of Prefix Photo, which was named Best Magazine: Art, Literary and Culture at the 42nd National Magazine Awards in 2020. He has served as a juror and nominator for numerous awards, including the Prix Pictet, the Kenneth R. Wilson Awards Awards, and the Scotiabank Photography Award, among others. A member of AICA Canada and IKT International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art, he lives and works in Toronto.

Catherine Métayer is editor-in-chief and partner at BESIDE Media. She oversees the print magazine—published simultaneously in French and English—and the web platform for editorial features, as well as its print and video projects. With 15 years of experience in various areas of the publishing industry, Catherine has been an editor at the United Nations in New York; a Lonely Planet travel writer; and an editorial director of artistic, academic, and literary publications, as well as a curator of book exhibitions. She holds a master’s in publishing from the University of the Arts London.

Annabelle Moreau est la rédactrice en chef du magazine de création et de critique littéraire, Lettres québécoises, depuis 2017. Elle préside la Société de développement des périodiques culturels québécois (SODEP) et rédige une thèse de doctorat au Département des littératures de langue française, de traduction et de création de l’Université McGill.

Scot Morison has been writing professionally for more than 35 years. After two decades spent telling stories primarily for film and television, he returned to his first love—writing prose—several years ago, and has recently written for magazines including Eighteen Bridges, New Trail, Avenue and ScoreGolf. In 2019, he won a Silver in the Profile category at the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association Awards (AMPA) for “Finding Bobbi,” a story about his cousin’s 50-year journey through gender dysphoria, published in Eighteen Bridges. Earlier this year, he won a Gold in the Feature category at the AMPA Awards for “On Air,” published in Avenue.  He has an MFA from UBC, and he has taught creative writing at MacEwan University and the Banff Centre. In addition to his non-fiction, Morison has published a novel (Noble Sanctuary, Doubleday) and a number of short stories.

Sabrina Myre is a Canadian journalist now based in Montreal, after 4 years of freelancing mostly from Jerusalem, Gaza, the West Bank and Israel. She also worked for Radio France International and the magazine Jeune Afrique in Paris between 2014 and 2016. She spent the first 8 years of her career working for Radio-Canada in Québec. She won a silver medal at the 2020 National Magazine Awards for the feature “La longue route des survivantes yézidies” in Iraqi Kurdistan, published in the magazine Elle Québec. 

Samantha Nock is an apihtaw’kos’an poet, writer, and beadwork artist from Treaty 8 territory in Northeast British Columbia, the traditional lands of the Dunne-zaa, Cree, and Saulteaux peoples. Her family is originally from Ile-a-la-Crosse (Sakitawak) in Northern Saskatchewan, Treaty 10 territory. At present, Samantha is an uninvited visitor on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.

Samantha has been published in Shameless Magazine, SAD Magazine, Canadian Art, Ariel: A Review of English Literature, amongst others. Her poem “pahpowin” won 2nd runner up for the 2018 Prism International Pacific Spirit Poetry Prize. Samantha’s personal essay “Saw Your Instagram,” published in the Fall 2018 issue of Canadian Art, was nominated for the 2019 National Magazine Award in the personal journalism category. Recently, Samantha’s poem “pahpowin” was published the 2020 anthology of Best Canadian Poetry, edited by Marilyn Dumont.

Simone Olivero is a senior editor at Today’s Parent. She has nearly a decade of experience working in media with various news and lifestyle publications. Her work has been published in Toronto Life, Chatelaine and House & Home, among other places.   

Laura Osborne, former editor-in-chief of the award-winning RICARDO magazines, is a content creator for authority publications and creative agencies such as Air Canada’s enRoute and Sid Lee.

Evan Osenton is the editor of Alberta Views magazine.

Carlos Osorio—I am a Salvadoran-Canadian photographer in Toronto covering news and features for wire services, newspapers and magazines. I am member of Diversify Photo, a community of BIPOC photographers, editors and visual producers, and a mentor with both the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) and with ROOM, a photojournalism mentorship program for BIPOC photographers. Before becoming a freelancer in 2018, I worked as a staff photographer at the Toronto Star for 13 years, where I covered local, national and international news.

Valérie Ouellet is an award-winning reporter based in Toronto, Canada. She uses her data analysis and computer coding skills to report on exclusive stories for CBC/Radio-Canada. Recently, she investigated COVID-19 cases in jails, documented underreported violence in schools and analyzed patterns of gender disparity in Canadian politics. She won the CAJ Data Journalism Award in 2018 for her work on violence in Ontario nursing homes and was part of the national team nominated for the 2018 Michener Award for stories on faulty medical devices. She teaches Data Journalism at Ryerson University. 

Edith Pelletier est directrice artistique de L’actualité. Elle a consacré sa carrière à l’univers du magazine, d’abord dans l’équipe graphique de Coup de pouce. Elle s’est jointe à L’actualité en 2017 à titre de directrice artistique adjointe, avant de prendre en charge la direction artistique en 2019.

Karen Pinchin is a longform and investigative journalist and editor based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where she is writing her first book.

Brett Popplewell is an assistant professor of journalism at Carleton University. A winner of multiple National Magazine Awards, his work has appeared in The Best American Sports Writing, Bloomberg Businessweek, Mother Jones, The Walrus, Maclean’s, Toronto Life, Reader’s Digest and more. He is also an author and the founding editor of The Feathertale Review. 

Laura Pratt is a long-time journalist, writer and editor. She writes for Canadian magazines, and edits books. Her first memoir, The Fleeting Years, was published in 2004. Laura lives in Toronto with her kids and dogs. She’s a 2020 graduate of the University of King’s College’s creative nonfiction MFA and is working on Heartbreak, her second book of creative non-fiction.

Jean-François Proulx est directeur de création du studio montréalais Balistique.ca. Depuis 2012, il est aussi le directeur artistique du magazine Nouveau Projet, publication pour laquelle il a été nominé et a remporté plusieurs prix aux National Magazine Awards.

Anicka Quin is the Editorial Director of Western Living and Vancouver magazines. Under her leadership, Western Living has become a regional brand with a national reputation, winning Best Home Design and Décor magazine in Canada in 2017 at the Canadian Magazine Awards and Magazine of the Year at the Editor’s Choice Awards in 2019; Vancouver magazine has also thrived under her tenure, winning Magazine of the Year at the Canadian Editors’ Choice Awards in 2018 and best e-newsletter in 2019. Before joining Western Living and Vanmag, Anicka worked with Alternatives Journal and the alt-weekly id Magazine. She is a former board member for the Canadian Society of Magazine Editors and consults with Magazines Canada for their professional development series. 

Lauchie Reid is an illustrator, artist, and educator based in Toronto, Ontario. He is a founding member of illustration and art collective Team Macho and the Chair of the Illustration Program at OCAD University

Bradley Reinhardt is the Art Director at Cottage Life Media. Previously he was Art Director at Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto Star Touch, Eye Weekly and Associate AD at Toronto Life Magazine. He is a father, husband, dog walker, and guitar player.

Christina Reynolds is a freelance writer, editor, and journalist based in Calgary, in Treaty 7 territory. She’s been the executive editor at ELLE Canada, the editor-in-chief of city magazine CalgaryInc, a television producer with CTV’s Alberta Primetime and Report on Business Television, and a newspaper writer and copy editor with the Calgary Herald.

Après une formation en sciences humaines à l’Université de Montréal, Elsa Rigaldies a obtenu un baccalauréat en design de l’environnement à l’Université du Québec à Montréal. Elle a ensuite œuvré à Paris durant quatre ans chez Sylvie de France et associés comme designer d’emballage cosmétique dans le secteur du flaconnage. De retour à Montréal, elle s’investit depuis une quinzaine d’années dans le monde des magazines. C’est ainsi qu’elle a été successivement directrice artistique de Cool!, de 7Jours, de MOI&cie, de ELLE Québec et de Clin d’œil, poste qu’elle occupe actuellement. Ces expériences l’ont conduite, outre la gestion graphique et visuelle des magazines, à travailler entre autres sur les outils de communication, les plateformes numériques et la direction des sessions photos.