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University of Toronto Fellowship in Journalism
& Health Impact

Alumni Member

Rachel Browne

Rachel now covers national news for Maclean’s Magazine, Canada’s national newsweekly, where she has helped cover rights, law and the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on Ottawa. She came to us after researching human trafficking and religion for her graduate degree at the London School of Economics. During her Fellowship, Rachel broke a major story about child trafficking in Canada’s Arctic for The National Post, and covered a wide range of international human rights stories from around the world for, the Reuters affiliate.

“Right from the first day of the Fellowship, I knew it would be challenging. Learning an entirely new skill set and way of thinking was daunting. But the patient guidance from the mentors and support from the other fellows made it a deeply rewarding journey. It was a privilege to be surrounded by such an inspiring and dedicated group. I had the chance to cultivate journalism skills, learning from some of the best people in the industry, and put them into practice by breaking news in my field. Since the fellowship, I have been able to successfully freelance for a number of news outlets and am now writing full-time for a national Canadian magazine. The world of journalism may be in flux, but this program has made me confident I can tackle it.“