Print/ Newspaper ::
section editor for University of Waterloo newspaper from January to April 2000,
aid long overdue, March 31, 2000
It was the simple and out of the way display that George Roter put together that
caught my attention at the glossy Technology Exposition of the Canadian Undergraduate
Technology conference in March 2000. He was there to promote the organization
he co-founded, Engineers without Borders.
was happy to scoop this story. Finally, a story about a high-tech trained University
of Waterloo grad with a social conscience instead of the typical story of a Waterloo
grad who takes the high tech world by storm and makes a few million before age
30.Not a very impartial view, however, certainly a story that speaks to the public
interest and not just the shareholder interest.
happy to don the teacher's hat, February 11, 2000
I had a lot of fun conducting this interview and telling this story. I think however
I could have been more critical and asked tougher questions in order to get to
the why these activists do what they do and why they thought it would be neat
to be profs for a week, which is why they were in Waterloo.
I dislike the headline on this story. It's funny that it took thousands of dollars
paid to journalism school to help me write better headlines. Examples suggested
by me and used by colleagues include: "Province fires up it's anti-smoking
strategy" and "Words worth wrapping for Christmas."
say no to drug companies,
January 21, 2001 (Forum section)
this piece, I see I had a good idea of what I wanted to say about the burgeoning
pharmaceutical market (drug commercials and pharmaceutical company mergers) but
my argumentative tone cheapens my argument. As a result, I am still working at
refining my writing for op-ed pieces.
power, February 25, 2000
Covered a press conference, reported the news.
I like that this story dealt with clean, renewable energy choices.