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Bio

Robin Grant is currently a business profile writer for The Canadian Business Journal, a national publication for business executives. Before that, she wrote, edited, and published a tax newsletter for the accounting firm, KPMG Canada. 

Robin has completed a master in journalism and interned at various newspapers in Ontario, such as the National Post, The St. Catherines Standard, The Guelph Mercury and The Windsor Star. She also lived in  Vancouver for a summer where she spent her time writing for the independent online publication, The Vancouver Observer.

… REVIEW HER WRITING FROM NEWSPAPER INTERNSHIPS AND PROJECTS AT J-SCHOOL …

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The National Post

Extensive reporting on the series of scandals surrounding Toronto Mayor Rob Ford.

The Canadian Business Journal

Writing about the entrepreneurial spirit in Canada (and Australia) in the mining, retail and tourism sectors.

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The St. Catharines Standard,

The Niagara Region is full of interesting events. Last May was the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Fort George during the War of 1812. I covered the re-enactment ceremony over the weekend.

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The Guelph Mercury

See how some high school students turned a clothing idea into an international brand.

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The Vancouver Observer

In 2008, the Harper government implemented a communications policy that makes it difficult for federal government scientists to share their research with the public. Find out the challenges that journalists also face under the new policy in a story about veteran Postmedia science reporter, Margaret Munro.

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The Windsor Star

In 2010, Windsor had gone two years without a homicide. So why was it 35th out of 100 on Maclean’s list of most dangerous cities in Canada?

Master of Arts in Journalism student, MJ, graduated 2013, Carleton University … Here are some of the program’s publications I contributed to …

Capital News Online– Political reporting, find out what it is like for Canadian veterans of Afghanistan who have PTSD.

Catalyst – Science reporting, see how the drug MDMA can help people who suffer from PTSD.

Centretown News Online – Community news, see how Syrian Canadians in Ottawa are reacting to the civil war in their country.

…!! MAJOR RESEARCH PROJECT !! …

On the fight to save Canada’s Experimental Lakes Area …

It’s called …

Freshwater Scientists go the Mattresses: The Political Fight to Save Canada’s Experiemental Lakes Area

… Read it!!

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Canada’s Experimental Lakes Area is …

… an outdoor research facility in Kenora, Ontario. It has produced groundbreaking freshwater and environmental science since the 1960s. The Conservative government decided it was not the federal government’s responsibility to fund freshwater research and announced it would close the ELA in March 2013. Canadian scientists thought otherwise. A small group galvanized the nation and helped rescue the facility from oblivion.

… in the 1970s and 1980s, ELA scientists discovered that freshwater fish were starving and dying off. It was because lakes stopped producing the algae that fed the fish because sulphur dioxide was falling into the water in rain … see the well-known photo of the emaciated lake trout.

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… In the end, ELA found a new home with the Winnipeg-based NGO, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), to the chagrin of many scientists.

(The Master’s Research Project for the master of journalism program at Carleton University is equivalent to a thesis. But it’s a major piece of journalism in either print, multimedia or broadcast journalism.)

I did photography and videography work for one of the largest food banks in Toronto – North York Harvest. My photo will be the cover of its 2013 annual report …

PHOTOJOURNALISM …

Visit Syria before the war – a Toronto food bank with an urban garden – see New York City under siege from Hurricane Sandy – a behind-the-scenes look at race night in Ontario harness racing – a lawyers gala in Ottawa, and more …

MY PHOTOJOURNALISM COMPILED ON ONE WEBSITE

Here is my daily mantra:

(Notes from Samir Sagolj chief photojournalist for Reuters.)

SOME PHOTOS I’M PARTICULARLY PROUD OF …

A man fends off the wind hours before Hurricane Sandy hit Manhattan.

A man fends off the wind hours before Hurricane Sandy hit Manhattan.

People stopped outside Starbucks stores for the Wi-Fi service, but all stores were closed the day after Sandy hit NYC.

People stopped outside Starbucks stores for the Wi-Fi service, but all stores were closed the day after Sandy hit NYC.

Lower Manhattan was in a blackout for several days after it was flooded when Hurricane Sandy barreled into the city full on. People resorted to eating from street vendors at night. .

Lower Manhattan was in a blackout for several days after it was flooded when Hurricane Sandy barreled into the city full on. People resorted to eating from street vendors at night. .

Blackout.

Blackout.

Ontario's harness racing is threatened with extinction because the Liberal government wants to end its subsidy to the industry. Here is a behind-the-scenes look at race night in December. Races run all winter.

Ontario’s harness racing is threatened with extinction because the Liberal government wants to end its subsidy to the industry. Here is a behind-the-scenes look at race night in December. Races run all winter.

Tacking up.

Tacking up.

Heading out to the racetrack ...

Heading out to the racetrack …

Harness racing on a Sunday night - warm up.

Harness racing on a Sunday night – warm up.

Carleton Ravens women's hockey team before they hit the ice.

Carleton Ravens women’s hockey team before they hit the ice.

At Queen West and Spadina St. during the 2010 G20 Summit.

At Queen West and Spadina St. during the 2010 G20 Summit.

… also known as … my life over the past three years …

That’s all folks!!

Me, Robin Grant, looking cute on a horse when I was 12 years old.

Me, Robin Grant, looking cute on a horse when I was 12 years old.

All the photos were shot by Robin Grant, including the photos of Turkey and Syria, but excluding the ones related to the Experimental Lakes Area. All Rights Reserved.

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