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Scott White

Scott White

CEO | Editor-in-Chief

Scott White is CEO and Editor-in-Chief of The Conversation Canada. Previously, he was Editor-in-Chief of The Canadian Press and VP Content Strategy and Business Development at Postmedia. He has an MBA from the Rotman School of Management and is a graduate of the journalism program at Ryerson University. Scott White est directeur de The Conversation Canada. Précédemment, il a été rédacteur en chef de The Canadian Press.

Hannah Hoag

Hannah Hoag

Deputy Editor | Environment + Energy Editor

Hannah Hoag has covered the environment, science and medicine for more than 15 years. She launched and ran Arctic Deeply. She has graduate degrees in biology from McGill University and in science and medical journalism from Boston University. Hannah Hoag est journaliste. Elle couvre l'environnement, la science et la médecine depuis plus de 15 ans. Elle a lancé et dirigé Arctic Deeply. Elle est diplômée en biologie de l'Université McGill (M.Sc.) et en journalisme scientifique et médical (M.Sc....

Vinita Srivastava

Vinita Srivastava

Director of Innovation | Senior Editor, Culture + Society, Critical Race

Vinita is an accomplished journalist, educator and media innovator with experience in South Asia, South Africa and North America. She has reported and edited for the New York Times Magazine, VIBE, the Village Voice and Savoy. She cohosted the Asia Pacific Forum at WBAI radio and Masala Mixx at CKLN for over a decade. She has taught media for NGOs in Canada, the U.S. and Rwanda and at the Ryerson School of Journalism as professor of journalism.

Nehal El-Hadi

Nehal El-Hadi

Science + Technology Editor

Nehal El-Hadi is a writer, producer and researcher. She has a background in science and environmental journalism, and holds a PhD in Planning from the University of Toronto. Her research explores the relationships between the body, place, and technology.

Lee-Anne Goodman

Lee-Anne Goodman

Politics, Business + Economics Editor

Lee-Anne Goodman is a longtime journalist who's worked in Washington, D.C., Ottawa and Toronto covering everything from the political ascent of Barack Obama during her years as White House correspondent to the fatal 2014 shooting on Canada's Parliament Hill. Before joining The Conversation Canada as its Politics, Business and Economics editor, she worked as Business Editor and Ontario Bureau Chief for The Canadian Press, managing a staff of more than 20 reporters and editors.

Susannah Schmidt

Susannah Schmidt

Education + Arts Editor

Susannah Schmidt is a journalist who worked as general reporter for Turtle Island News and edited for the Centre for Global Social Policy. Early in her career, she documented play development for Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal and worked in adult literacy. She has a Bachelor of Journalism from Ryerson University, a BA from McGill University in Drama and Religious Studies and is a graduate student at St. Jerome’s University.

Lisa Varano

Lisa Varano

Audience Development Editor

Lisa Varano is a journalist with experience in digital, broadcast and print media. She has a Master of Arts in journalism from the University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from McGill University. Lisa Varano est une journaliste ayant de l’expérience dans la presse écrite, parlée et numérique. Elle détient une maîtrise en journalisme de l’Université de Western Ontario et un baccalauréat en science politique de l’Université McGill.

Patricia Nicholson

Patricia Nicholson

Health + Medicine Editor

Patricia Nicholson is a journalist who has reported on health and medicine for more than a decade. She has been a staff writer at the Medical Post, has produced multimedia content for Women’s College Hospital’s consumer health websites, and has written material for continuing medical education courses. She has a master of journalism degree from Carleton and a BA in anthropology from McMaster University.

Martine Turenne

Martine Turenne

Éditrice, La Conversation Canada

Martine Turenne est rédactrice en chef de La Conversation Canada. Elle a une vaste expérience en journalisme au Québec. Dernièrement, elle était rédactrice en chef de Droit-Inc et Espresso-Jobs, deux sites web spécialisés qui traitent d’information juridique et d’emplois techno. Auparavant, elle a occupé divers postes dans le secteur des médias québécois : TC Média (Les Affaires et Commerce), Québecor (Le Journal de Montréal, TVA-Argent), L’actualité et Radio-Canada. Martine Turenne is the...

Anowa Quarcoo

Anowa Quarcoo

Assistant Editor, Audience Development

Anowa is an assistant editor who focuses on audience development. An innovator and communicator, she has an MBA and a Master's of Global Affairs from the University of Toronto. She also has a Bachelor of Journalism from Ryerson University, where she majored in online and broadcast journalism.

Ibrahim Daair

Ibrahim Daair

Assistant Editor | Culture, Society, Critical Race

Ibrahim is an assistant editor focusing on critical race. He is currently pursuing a master's in journalism at the University of British Columbia. He has a BA in politics and international relations and an MA in conflict analysis & resolution from the University of Kent.

Saniya Rashid

Saniya Rashid

Assistant Editor

Saniya Rashid is an assistant editor. She is currently a master of journalism student at Ryerson University and has a BA (Hons) in history, South Asian studies and contemporary Asian studies from the University of Toronto. She is a research assistant in the Global Journalism Innovation Lab. She previously worked at Synergy — The Journal of Contemporary Asian Studies at the Munk School of Global Affairs.

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David Estok

David Estok

Vice-President, Communications, University of Toronto

David Estok is the Vice-President, Communications for the University of Toronto. He oversees a team of marketing and communications professionals in digital media, brand marketing, media relations and communications. Previously, David was Vice-President, Communications for SickKids Hospital Foundation and was also Associate Vice-President for Communications and Public Affairs for The University of Western Ontario. David had a long career in journalism and was the Editor-in-Chief of The Hamilt...

Alfred Hermida

Alfred Hermida

Director and Professor, Graduate School of Journalism

Alfred Hermida Ph.D. is co-founder of The Conversation Canada. He is an award-winning author, online news pioneer and media scholar, with two decades of experience in digital journalism. He is a full professor and director of the School of Journalism at the University of British Columbia, where his research explores the digital transformation of media, social media and data journalism. He is author of Tell Everyone: Why We Share and Why It Matters, winner of the 2015 National Business Book Aw...

Mary-Lynn Young

Mary-Lynn Young

Associate professor, Graduate School of Journalism

Mary Lynn Young, PhD, is an associate professor, award-winning academic, university educator and a member of the launch team of The Conversation Canada, a non-profit academic journalism affiliate of the global Conversation network. She is former Associate Dean (Communications and Strategy), Faculty of Arts (2011-2016), director of the UBC Graduate School of Journalism (2008-2011), and acting director (June-December 2007). Her research interests include gender and the media, newsroom sociol...

Philippe Beauregard

Philippe Beauregard

Chief Communications Officer, Concordia University - Montréal

Philippe Beauregard leads Concordia University's Communications Services, the group that opens the channels of communication throughout the university and to the outside world. Guiding a team of communications, media relations, marketing, and digital communications professionals, Beauregard’s role is to devise and implement strategies that enhance Concordia’s reputation, develop and maintain the integrity of Concordia’s brand and improve the communications between the university and its facul...

Annette Trimbee

Annette Trimbee

President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Winnipeg

Dr. Annette Trimbee became President and Vice-Chancellor at The University of Winnipeg in 2014. Previously, Dr. Trimbee served as Deputy Minister of several departments in the Alberta government, including Finance and Treasury Board, and Advanced Education and Technology. She currently serves on the boards of Universities Canada and USports. She holds a BSc from The University of Winnipeg, an MSc from the University of Manitoba, and a PhD from McMaster University in aquatic ecology.

Philip Steenkamp

Philip Steenkamp

President and Vice-Chancellor, Royal Roads University

Dr. Philip Steenkamp is president and vice-chancellor of Royal Roads University. He previously held the role of vice-president, external relations at the University of British Columbia and at Simon Fraser University. His academic roles have included adjunct assistant professor at Queen’s University, research fellow at the University of Namibia and assistant professor and postdoctoral fellow in the Department of History at the University of Victoria, with a focus on African history.

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James Hill

James Hill

Head of Engineering

James studied computer science at UNSW. Since then his professional career has been equally split between Australia & the UK. James leads the platform team that supports the global operation of The Conversation.

Josh Bassett

Josh Bassett

Data Platform Technical Lead

A UNSW alumnus, Josh enjoys applying CompSci rigour to all manners of problems. Prior to joining The Conversation he worked on several large projects including the Bendigo Bank mobile app, the New Zealand Stock Exchange, the Clear Grain Exchange, and the WordPress iPhone app.

Nick Browne

Nick Browne

Developer

Nick studied computer science at RMIT University. He has worked in Australia, India, Hong Kong and America before joining The Conversation.

Ben Macleod

Ben Macleod

Commercial Platform Senior Developer

Taking a left turn after a BA majoring in Linguistics, narrowly avoiding a career in rock and roll, Ben studied Software Development at RMIT. He comes to The Conversation from working on the TalkBox platform at ImpactData, and is keen to contribute to shaping the future of journalism.

Tiago Amaro

Tiago Amaro

Developer

Tiago studied computer science at UFF (Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil). His motto is to write better software that people will love.

Zoe Jazz

Zoe Jazz

Design Lead

Zoe works across a variety of products to enhance The Conversation’s user experience. As a UX specialist and design thinker, Zoe is excited about technology’s ability to enable better human communication and collaboration. Zoe has previously managed the Wilderness Society’s brand and website launch to raise awareness of nature conservation; founded Ain’t no Planet B to inspire 12k loyalists to live waste free; and supported the launch of Redbubble’s first iOS app and new-look design system.