The Word Guild Awards

Various Book and Column Writing Categories

International Fellowships

  • 2004 – Salzburg Global SeminarTrade, Aid, and Development: Policy Tools for Poverty Reduction, in Salzburg Austria. See 2004 column “Doh, o doh, some tourist dough” (Hamilton Spectator).
  • 1998 to 2001 – One of five Canadians awarded scholarships by Washington-based Gegrapha, a fellowship of journalists to discuss media ethics and standards worldwide – 2001 in Washington D.C., 1999 in Chichester, UK, 1998 in London, UK

Previous Awards

For work published in the St. Thomas Times-Journal

Canadian Association of Journalists

  • 1999 nomination in investigative reporting category for “Bound by Faith,” a series on global persecution of various faith groups.

Sun Media Edward Dunlop Awards of Excellence

  • 1997 Honourable Mention for Will the Real Mr. Christmas Stand Up?” a Christmas commentary.
  • 1994 Winner for “Blood wins over Call for Native Rights,” a series on a native children custody battle.
  • 1993 Winner for “Looking for LEM,” a humorous look at the mythical ‘Lake Erie Monster.’

Canadian Press, Ontario News Awards

  • 1996 Winner for a series on the plight of disabled Ontario Provincial Police officer Mike Irwin.
  • 1995 Honourable Mention for a series relating to False Memory Syndrome and charges of sex crimes within a St. Thomas family.

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