Last night, I was named as the first winner of the Gordon N. Fisher/JHR Fellowship at Massey College at the University of Toronto. The occasion was the 14th annual awards gala of the Canadian Journalism Foundation.
You can read the full story here: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/June2011/07/c3431.html
Winning this fellowship is an incredible honour and a wonderful opportunity that will take me to one of my favourite cities on the planet for an academic year. I intend to take full advantage of it to broaden my horizon, deepen my knowledge and gain new experiences.
Over the next few weeks, I should settle on exactly what I would be studying before I leave in late August.
I wish to express my heartfelt gratitude to the selection panel at Massey College for choosing me out of hundreds. I look forward to a great year in beautiful Toronto, studying and catching up with all my wonderful Canadian friends.