Alanna Mitchel, Award-winning Science Journalist & Global Thinker.
"Seasick: The Global Ocean in Crisis"
The award-winning journalist, Alana Mitchell, will address the Canadian Club of the Yamaska Valley on Monday, April 4 at 2pm in the Auberge West Brome on Route 139. Her passion for the oceans leads to a study of their degradation in parts of the world as diverse as England, Australia,and China . She compiled these observations in a book entitled “Sea Sick: Global Oceans in Crisis” which won the U.S. based Grantham Prize for excellence in Journalism, worth $75,000. At the April 4 meeting of the Club, she will present her findings about the oceans in crisis.
Ms. Mitchell has also written “Malignant Metaphor: Confronting Cancer Myths”, a chronicle of her emotional story when she learnt that both her daughter aged 21 and her brother in law were diagnosed with cancer.
Over the years she has written for CBC Documentaries, for the science program, “Quirks and Quarks”, for the Canadian Geographic, for the Financial Post and for the the Globe and Mail. In 2008, she won the Atkinson fellowship in Journalism, worth $100,000, to study the intersection of neuroscience and education. Her academic background includes a degree in Latin and English literature from the University of Toronto, a degree in journalism from Ryerson University and 2 honorary degrees.
All are welcome to this meeting. The fee for non members is $10. Reservations for lunch at the Auberge West Brome may be made by phoning (450)-266-7552.