Recipients of the Mark Rosenfeld Fellowship in Higher Education Journalism

2021-2022

Tahmeed Shafiq

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

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.

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2021

Meral Jamal

Meral Jamal was born and raised in a joint family in the United Arab Emirates. She will be graduating with a bachelor of journalism from Carleton University and is the newsletter editor with LiisBeth. She spent the summer of 2019 in the Yukon as part of Stories North, an initiative by Carleton professor Kanina Holmes to get journalism students involved in experiential reporting. Her time there taught her about reporting from and with racialized communities.

Read: Diversifying Canada’s Oldest Journalism School

2020

Chloë Ellingson and Simon Lewsen

Chloë Ellingson is a documentary photographer based in Toronto. Her work has been published in The New York Times, The Globe and Mail and The Walrus, and has been supported by the Ontario Arts Council, the Toronto Arts Council, and The Magenta Foundation.

Simon Lewsen is a Toronto-based feature writer. He has contributed to The Walrus, The Globe and Mail, The Local, enRoute, Toronto Life, and The Atlantic. He teaches writing at the University of Toronto.

Read: Inside the Mental Health Crisis Facing College and University Students

Winner of:

  • Mindset Award for Reporting on the Mental Health of Young People at the Canadian Association of Journalists Awards
2019

Nicholas Hune-Brown

Nicholas Hune-Brown is a Toronto-based magazine writer whose work has appeared in Toronto Life, Slate, The Walrus, The Guardian, and other publications. He’s the winner of multiple National Magazine Awards and is the features editor of The Local.

Read: The Shadowy Business of International Education

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