Getting to know a little more about Sarah Lawrynuik...
Sarah is a Canadian multimedia journalist currently based in Calgary, Alberta. But she moves around a lot…
She has reported from eight countries as a freelancer, filing for the Canadian public broadcaster (CBC), The Narwhal, New Scientist magazine, The Sprawl, World Politics Review, The Globe and Mail, among others. Her skills are wide ranging, focusing on current affairs stories for radio, video, and print.
Sarah is taking time now to focus her journalism on the topic of climate change as she splits her time studying to complete her post-graduate degree at the University of London, studying global energy and climate change policy.
Before setting out as a freelancer, Sarah worked for a number of years for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) in Calgary, Winnipeg and Halifax. She was also sent to Lethbridge, Alberta where she set up and operated a one-woman bureau, filing for all platforms.
Sarah was lucky enough to be a part of several award-winning teams during her time at CBC. In 2016 there was the RTDNA Charlie Edwards award for CBC Calgary’s coverage of the tragic death of former Alberta Premier Jim Prentice in a plane crash. In Halifax, Sarah helped produce work that won two different national RTDNA awards: the Dan McArthur Award for excellence in in-depth and investigative journalism for Misogyny at Dal School of Dentistry, as well as the Dave Rogers Award for A Day in the Life of Nova Scotia.
Sarah studied journalism at the University of King's College, specializing in video and radio news and documentary. Prior to that she studied Economics and Political Science at McGill University.