The Gordon Sinclair Foundation was established in 1984 by a group of friends of the late journalist and broadcaster, Gordon Sinclair, to honour his memory and recognize his contributions to Canadian journalism. In 2014 the Foundation launched the Gordon Sinclair Roving Reporter Bursary to honour the legacy of Sinclair’s style of reporting through an annual bursary meant to encourage a young Canadian journalist to undertake a challenging reporting assignment.
The Gordon Sinclair Roving Reporter Bursary will support a research and reporting trip by an early career Canadian journalist who has recently graduated from one of Canada’s university-level journalism programs. The purpose of the $15,000 bursary will be to encourage a young journalist to get off the beaten track and to spend a considerable period away on a reporting assignment – a minimum of six weeks. To be successful, the applicant would have to outline a proposal to travel abroad or to a region of Canada that is not usually well covered by the media and to research and then prepare a substantial body of journalistic work on an important issue.
It is with sadness that we share the news of the passing of Don Johnston – the long-time news director of CFRB radio in Toronto and founding member of the Gordon Sinclair Foundation. Don died on Monday, in his 92nd year. As a longstanding colleague and close friend of the controversial Gordon Sinclair, Johnston was […]
Don Johnston – the long-time news director of CFRB and founding member of the Gordon Sinclair Foundation – is turning 90. As a longstanding colleague and close friend of the controversial broadcaster, Johnston was a driving force in the movement to raise funds and set up a charitable foundation in Gordon Sinclair’s honour after the […]
Journalist Katrina Clarke will use the Gordon Sinclair Roving Reporter Bursary to investigate the failures and successes of Indigenous education across Atlantic Canada and abroad, providing an international context to Canada’s efforts at truth and reconciliation.
With multiple dispatches to the CBC, Toronto Star and Thomson-Reuters Foundation, winner of the 2017 bursary details the impact of a White House policy reversal on the inhabitants of the distant island of Madagascar
Journalist Annie Burns-Pieper will use the Gordon Sinclair Roving Reporter Bursary to travel to Madagascar to report on US President Donald Trump’s reinstatement of the Global Gag Rule — which bans foreign aid to groups that perform or promote abortion — and how it has impacted global health programs, specifically family planning and women’s health services.
ARSAL, LEBANON—A frigid wind rips across the mountaintop as Col. Ahmed Assir, a commander in the Lebanese Army’s Ninth Infantry Brigade, peers into the valley below. The town of Arsal lies at the bottom, inside an army cordon set up two years ago after a brief Daesh takeover.
TORONTO (June 16, 2016) – Journalist Corbett Hancey will use the Gordon Sinclair Roving Reporter Bursary to travel to Lebanon to explore how the country is coping with the influx of refugees and the pressures of the Syrian civil war. The Gordon Sinclair Foundation awarded the bursary today at its annual meeting, in Toronto. Hancey, […]
The board of directors of the Gordon Sinclair Foundation meets in Toronto on Thursday, June 16 for the foundation’s annual general meeting and to announce this year’s winner of the Gordon Sinclair Roving Reporter Bursary. The Roving Reporter Bursary was created in memory of Gordon Sinclair, who made his name gallivanting around the world for […]
Another great piece of work by 2015 Gordon Sinclair Roving Reporter bursary winner Jodie Martinson has been broadcast on the CBC-Radio program Tapestry. Jodie used the bursary to follow singer Khari McClelland’s journey in Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Detroit as he sought music that could help him understand more about the lives of escaped slaves, such […]