About

I’m a political reporter for the National Post, based in Ottawa. I previously reported on territorial politics, mining, energy and science for the Yukon News in Whitehorse.

I have also interned at the Globe and Mail in B.C., at CBC Radio’s Quirks and Quarks, as a news reporter and chase producer for CBC North in Yellowknife, at the Tyee in Vancouver, and at the Barents Observer in northern Norway.

I’m a graduate of the University of British Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism, where I was part of a team that produced an award-winning video story about mental health in West Africa that was published by the New York Times.

In the past, I’ve reported on the Mount Polley tailings spill, Canadian land conservation, B.C.’s minimum wage and reality TV.

In 2017, I won a Canadian Community Newspaper Award for outstanding reporter initiative for an investigative series about the Yukon government’s response to a flood. In 2016, I won a Ma Murray Community Newspaper Award for business writing and a CCNA for best feature series with the Yukon News.

I’ve also won CBC Vancouver’s 2014 Mowatt Student Journalism Prize for a radio documentary about a wetland restoration project that was aired on The Early Edition. In 2015, I received the Donna Logan Scholarship in Investigative Journalism from UBC. My graduate studies were supported by a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council award and by a UBC Arts Graduate Research Award.

When I’m not chasing a story, I enjoy playing piano and devil’s advocate.

Check out a selection of my print, audio and video work here.

Contact me at mforrest AT postmedia DOT com or find me on Twitter @MauraForrest.

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