Getting to know a little more about Sarah Lawrynuik...
I'm a Canadian multimedia freelance journalist based in France, moving around Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
I work in radio, video, and digital print. I have been trained as a MOJO, or mobile journalist, and can file high-quality content for all platforms using only the tools in my backpack.
I am also pursuing a post-graduate degree at the University of London, studying global energy and climate change policies.
Before moving abroad, I worked for a number of years for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) in Calgary, Winnipeg and Halifax. I also spent six months on a secondment in Lethbridge, Alberta where I worked as a one-woman bureau, filing for all platforms.
During my time with CBC, I was part of the team that won the RTDNA Charlie Edwards award for spot news, for our coverage of the tragic death of former Alberta Premier Jim Prentice in a plane crash. While in Halifax, I was also a part of the team 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.
I studied journalism at the University of King's College, specializing in video and radio news and documentary. Prior to that I studied Economics and Political Science at McGill University.