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Me, seen here with NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Canadian astronaut Dave Williams

I am an award-winning science reporter with CBC News where I primarily write about space/astronomy and climate change.

I research and write stories for online/digital as well as for radio and TV and have been on CBC News Network, The National, CBC's flagship science radio program, Quirks and Quarks, as well as CBC's World Report, The World This Hour, The World This Weekend, Metro Morning, Ontario Morning, and BBC Radio 5. I am also a contributor to SkyNews magazine.

In 2021, I guest hosted and co-produced the Quirks and Quarks special, "Black in Science," which won the 2021 AAAS Kavli Audio Gold and the Silver Medal in Science and Technology at the New York Festivals Radio Awards.

I am also the Editor of the Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, as well as the author of 13  books, with topics ranging from weather, to space, to that most Canadian thing of all, hockey. 

I have also given numerous talks and presentations to elementary school students, university students and professionals, appearing at pubic events such as the Thebacha & Wood Buffalo Dark Sky Festival, the Night Photo Summit, as well as the University of Toronto's Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics' SpaceTime public outreach event. I have also been privileged to moderate various astronomy panels.

I am passionate about sharing my love of space, and I bring that excitement and child-like joy and wonder to everything I do.

 

On a personal note, I am deeply concerned about the climate crisis and feel strongly that we are not doing nearly enough fast enough. We have one planet, and we need to be doing more to ensure it is liveable for future generations.

MY RECENT BOOKS

I am the author of several books that you can find on Amazon, Chapters/Indigo, your local bookseller, or even at a library. Here are a few. 

Click each book for more information.

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Canadian astronomers champing at the bit for release of 1st images from James Webb telescope

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WINNER
2021 AAAS KAVLI SCIENCE JOURNALISM AWARDS
AUDIO GOLD

The legacy of racism in science and how Black scientists are moving the dial

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Where are all the Black astronomers and physicists? Racism, isolation keeping many away

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Is the night sky part of our natural environment? Some astronomers say yes, and are trying to preserve it

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Roberta Bondar reflects on space flight, nature and the cake she almost didn't have

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Russia's space legacy is 'a shadow of its former self' — and Ukraine invasion isn't helping

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Interview with private astronaut Mark Pathy
SPEAKING APPEARANCES
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Thebacha & Wood Buffalo Dark Sky Festival, Fort Smith, NWT 

With fellow guest speakers, Dr. Roberta Bondar and Roland Dechesne
Moderator at Toronto's Hot Docs premiere of the film, Bill Nye Science Guy
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Photos copyright: Gabriel Li

ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY

I love the night sky and want to capture its beauty and share it with everyone. I dabble in astrophotography, both by using remote telescopes as well as my own (though since I live in the heavily light-polluted Toronto, that has become more difficult over the past few years). Here are a few.

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Hamming it up with Canadian astronauts Robert Thirsk and Dr. Roberta Bondar.  

Canada is doing some amazing work in space exploration. We're a modest bunch, but we should be tooting our horn loudly. Learn more by following the Canadian Space Agency (CSA).