OCUFA is pleased to announce that Tahmeed Shafiq and Jadine Ngan are the recipients of the 2022 Mark Rosenfeld Fellowship in Higher Education. Tahmeed and Jadine will be investigating the causes of student suicide and their impacts on campus and in the broader community. Their investigative research will take on a national scope. By consulting with experts, digging into the data, and interviewing the friends and families of students who have died, Tahmeed and Jadine aim to create a compelling story that brings increased transparency and focus to this mental and public health crisis.
Tahmeed Shafiq is an aspiring data journalist interested in stories that are both complicated and deeply human. Most recently, he was the managing editor of the University of Toronto’s student newspaper, The Varsity. Find him on Twitter @tryingtotype.
Jadine Ngan (@jadinengan) is a National Magazine Award-nominated writer and photojournalist who examines how lived experiences intersect with broader systems. Her bylines include The Walrus, Toronto Life, and Maisonneuve. At the University of Toronto, where she is finishing her undergraduate degree, she serves as Editor-in-Chief of The Varsity.