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