Phone: 902.318.1923

Instagram: @mfawcettatkinson

Skills and abilities

-Writing (long-form, short-form/news, academic)


-Experience working in northern Canada

-Creative thinking

-Interdisciplinary approach to problem-solving

-Experience with interdisciplinary research

-Team leader and collaborator


Master’s of Journalism                                                                      2017-2019

University of British Columbia, Graduate School of Journalism, Vancouver (B.C.)

Relevant coursework:

Reporting in Indigenous Communities

Indigenous Law, Governance, and Community Planning

Final Research Project: canoes, tourists, and the art of selling a northern wilderness

Integrated Journalism and Journalism Ethics

Bachelor of Human Ecology                                                            2014-2017

College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor (Maine, USA)

Relevant coursework:

International and US Environmental Law and policy

Water worlds: culture and fluidity

Ethnographic fieldwork

International Baccalaureate                                                              2012-2014

Lester B. Pearson UWC of the Pacific, Metchosin (B.C.)

Work experience


Communications manager                                                      May 2019 (ongoing)

T. Buck Suzuki Environmental Foundation (Vancouver, B.C.)



Reporting intern                                                                               April 2018

Prince Rupert Northern View newspaper (Prince Rupert, B.C.)

Editorial intern                                                                                 May-June 2018

Uphere Magazine (Yellowknife, NWT)

Reporting intern                                                                               June-July 2018

Yukon News (Whitehorse, YT)



Cycling guide, Freewheeling Adventures (Iceland and Nova Scotia, July and August 2018)

Trail builder and team leader, Umhverfisstofnun (Environment Agency of Iceland)

(summers 2016 and 2017)

Outdoor coordinator, College of the Atlantic

(2014-2017, during the academic year)

Wilderness guide, Cabin Fever Adventures in Carcross, Yukon

(summers 2013 and 2014)



‘Is the Ground Nostalgic for Snow?’

The Tyee (January 2019)

A polar bear plunge (and the things you might see before your morning coffee in Nunatsiavut)

Uphere Magazine (September 2018)

Eat well, live well: An Iqaluit student is planning more than a lunch menu

Uphere Magazine (September 2018)

Cultural threads: Arviat’s Hinaani Design is on the cusp of something big

Uphere Magazine (July/August 2018)

Fur Real wins Yukon Innovation Prize

Yukon News

Yukon researcher contributes to climate change adaptation report

Yukon News

Lax Kw’alaams builds its future with culturally relevant education

Prince Rupert Northern View

Report finds failures in governance at Ridley Terminals

Prince Rupert Northern View

Prince Rupert’s cherry trees get grafts, a second chance

Prince Rupert Northern View

In memory: The Western Commander

Prince Rupert Northern View

Swooping owls have a hoot with Vancouver runners

An app aimed at disrupting Vancouver’s fish-distribution industry adds little new


Canoes, tourists, and the art of selling a northern wilderness

(Forthcoming in 2019)

Speaking from the heart: Teachers and students strive to get more people speaking endangered Indigenous languages

(In collaboration with Brenna Owen, Dustin Patar, Rematullah Sheikh and V.S. Wells for CBC News) (2018)

Common Ocean? Lobsters and fishermen in hot water on the coast of Maine ( (2017)

share: voices of the Chama river watershed ( (2016)