In The News: Talking Federal Election, Financing, and Food
We have an impressive roster of speakers who are often asked to contribute articles or commentary in their fields of expertise. Here’s a round-up of some select media coverage in February 2019 where our speakers have been featured:
Andrew Coyne | Nationally Syndicated Political Journalist
National Post columnist Andrew Coyne speaks with Financial Post‘s Larysa Harapyn about what issues will factor in the coming federal election via The Province.
Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan | Television Stars | Design Duo
As interior designers, style commentators, and all-round lifestyle gurus, Colin and Justin love to share good things with good people. They write regular columns for Postmedia properties across Canada tackling design and décor projects. Here are their February columns:
- “Colin and Justin: The Future is Now” via Toronto Sun
- “Colin and Justin: Tricks of the Trade” via Toronto Sun
CityLine host Tracy Moore is one of fifteen interview subjects in the documentary Cool Black North that are sharing their stories of overcoming racially-based obstacles. Video via CityNews.
Michele Romanow | “Dragon”, CBC’s Dragons’ Den | Co-Founder & President, Clearbanc
Michele Romanow joined Yahoo! Finance to discuss gender bias among venture capitalists and how her firm, Clearbanc, funds solely on data to eliminate subjectivity. As a result, Clearbanc has “funded eight times more women than the industry average.”
Ziya Tong | Author of The Reality Bubble and Award-Winning Broadcaster
Science journalist Ziya Tong is a panelist for CBC’s Canada Reads 2019. She discussed why she’s defending Max Eisen’s Holocaust memoir By Chance Alone via CBC Radio.
Jennifer Valentyne | Host, Global News Morning Toronto
It was announced this month that Jennifer Valentyne would be returning to morning television as the co-host of Global News Morning Toronto. She’ll be sharing the day’s biggest headlines as well as the hyperlocal stories that GTA residents care about.
Hayley Wickenheiser | Canadian Women’s Hockey Team | Olympic Gold Medalist | Author
Regarded as one of the best female hockey players in the world, Hayley Wickenheiser was inducted into the International Ice Hockey’s Federation’s Hall of Fame just two years after her retirement. Article via CBC Sports.
Toronto Life also caught up with Hayley to discuss her post-Olympics life, finishing med school and helping to coach the Maple Leafs.
David Coletto | Marketing Research Leader | Expert on Millennials
David Coletto spoke with RealAg Radio on why millennials and their relationship with food cannot be ignored by the farming industry.
Alexandre Despatie | Olympic Medalist | Three-Time World Champion
CBC Sports spoke with Olympic diver Alexandre Despatie for their POV podcast. Having burst onto the diving scene at 13 years old and competing at his first Olympics by 15, he talks about the upside of early success.
Stacey Hanke | Communication Expert
Stacey Hanke spoke on “The Talent Grow Show” with Halelly Azulay on how to become a more influential leader.
Joannie Rochette | Six-time Canadian Figure Skating Champion | Olympic Medalist
CBC Sports spoke with Olympic bronze medalist Joannie Rochette for their POV podcast on her journey from an Olympic figure skater to med school.