Award-Winning Journalist Connie Walker to deliver 2019 Minifie Lecture

Media Advisory Release Date: March 11, 2019 10:00 a.m.

The School of Journalism at the University of Regina is pleased to welcome home award-winning CBC investigative reporter and podcast host, Connie Walker as she presents the 2019 James M. Minifie Lecture.

Her lecture, titled We Don’t Need a Voice, We Need More Microphones, will take place:

Tuesday, March 12 at 7:00 p.m.
Education Auditorium, University of Regina
Complimentary parking will be available in lots 2, 4 and 17 Download a campus map
Admission is free, but space is limited and the venue is expected to fill quickly
Note to media:
Connie Walker is available for scheduled interviews Tuesday, March 12 up until mid-afternoon. Please contact External Relations (information above) to make arrangements. This will be Ms. Walker’s only availability.

Connie Walker background:

Walker is an award-winning investigative reporter and host of the CBC News podcast, Missing & Murdered. In 2018, Missing & Murdered: Finding Cleo won the inaugural Best Serialized Story award at the Third Coast International Audio festival. The podcast was also featured in the Columbia Journalism Review, The Rolling Stone, Vulture, Teen Vogue, Chatelaine and was named one of the Best Podcasts of 2018 by Apple Canada.

In 2017, Missing & Murdered: Who killed Alberta Williams? won the Radio Television Digital News Association’s (RTDNA) Adrienne Clarkson Award and was nominated for a Webby Award. Walker and colleagues at the CBC’s Indigenous Unit, won multiple awards including the 2016 Canadian Association of Journalists’ Don McGillivray investigative award, a Canadian Screen Award and the prestigious Hillman Award for its “Missing & Murdered: The Unsolved Cases of Indigenous Women and Girls” interactive website.
Walker is from the Okanese First Nation in Saskatchewan. She currently lives with her family in Toronto.

James M. Minifie Lecture background:

This will be the 38th edition of the Minifie Lecture. In June 1980, the James M. Minifie Fund was set up to help support the School of Journalism at the University of Regina. The fund has provided the school with modern facilities for classes in all aspects of journalism. The fund also supports a free public annual lecture featuring Canada’s most distinguished journalists.

Noted past lecturers include: Derek Stoffel (2015), Nahlah Ayed (2014), Wab Kinew (2013), Kevin Newman (2005), Adrienne Clarkson (1999), Lloyd Robertson (1997) and Pamela Wallin (1992).


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