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Dalton Camp Award Selection Committee

Selection Committee

The 2021 Dalton Camp Award Selection Committee is composed of Candis Callison, Hannah Sung, Jane Hilderman, Kathy English, Michael Barclay, Omar Mouallem, and Radiyah Chowdhury who is winner of the 2020 Dalton Camp Award.

Candis Callison

Candis Callison, PhD, is an associate professor at the University of British Columbia, jointly appointed in the School of Journalism, Writing and Media and the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies. She is the author of How Climate Change Comes to Matter: The Communal Life of Facts and the co-author of Reckoning: Journalism’s Limits and Possibilities. Candis is a citizen of the Tahltan Nation (located in what is now known as northwestern British Columbia), a former journalist, and a regular contributor to the podcast, Media Indigena. She was recently inducted into The American Academy of Arts and Science and is currently a Fellow of the Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation (2019-2021). In 2018-2019, she was a visiting professor and the Pathy Distinguished Visitor in Canadian Studies at Princeton University. Candis also sits on the Board of The Narwhal.

Hannah Sung

Hannah Sung is a journalist whose work includes building podcast and newsletter content and strategy. Previously, she was the Manager of Digital Video and Podcasts at TVO and a reporter at the Globe and Mail, where she co-created Colour Code, an award-winning podcast about race. She started her career at MuchMusic as a music journalist and television host. She is a core member of Media Girlfriends and a participant of the Poynter Women’s Leadership Academy.

Jane Hilderman

Jane is a leader in Canada's public policy sector who was recently appointed as Executive Director of the new Prairie climate services network after serving for four years as the Executive Director of the Samara Centre for Democracy, a nonpartisan charity dedicated to strengthening democracy to better serve Canadians. Jane previously worked on Parliament Hill. She holds a Master of Public Policy from the University of Toronto and a BAH from Queen’s University. Jane was raised on a farm in Alberta. She and her family are newly relocated to Winnipeg.

Kathy English

Kathy English has been public editor at the Toronto Star since 2007. Prior to this, she reported and edited for six Canadian daily newspapers, launched websites for two Canadian media companies, and was a tenured faculty member at Ryerson School of Journalism from 1989-1999. She was recently appointed chair of the board of the Canadian Journalism Foundation and serves on the professional advisory board for Ryerson School of Journalism.

Michael Barclay

Michael Barclay has been writing about culture for 30 years, for Maclean's, the Globe and Mail, the New York Times and many more. He is the author of the 2018 national bestseller The Never-Ending Present: The Story of Gord Downie and the Tragically Hip.

Omar Mouallem

Edmonton journalist, author and filmmaker Omar Mouallem has worked for The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, CBC and WIRED, edited magazines, produced a television documentary about oil-sector suicides, ghostwritten two bestselling memoirs, and hosted several episodes of the media criticism podcast CANADALAND. He recently founded Pandemic University, a virtual school in support of writers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and will release a travel memoir about mosques in the Americas, Praying to the West, in fall 2021 with Simon & Schuster Canada.

Photo credit: Aaron Pedersen

Radiyah Chowdhury

Radiyah is a writer, producer and poet from Scarborough, Ontario with a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Carleton University. A child of the gig economy, she has worked in various mediums from radio and TV to podcasting to print at places such as TVO, CBC, The Discourse and National Public Radio in Washington, D.C. She currently serves as assistant editor at Chatelaine. Radiyah's essay The Forever Battle of a Journalist of Colour was the winner of the 2020 Dalton Camp Award.