April in-person meeting cancelled

By June Coxon

April 1, 2022

Although we were hoping to be able to hold an in-person meeting in April unfortunately it isn’t possible to do so. As we have done since March 2020, we do have interesting articles to share with you for the next few months.   Hopefully we can get together in June for an outdoor social gathering. […]

Mosaïque Interculturelle

By June Coxon

February 2022

  In recognition of February being Black History month, the article is about a new-to-me local writing group. I recently learned about it thanks to Media Club member Ainalem Tebeje who also belongs to Mosaïque Interculturelle Read the Article    

Katelin Belliveau has returned to Ottawa

  Our 2020 Melba Lent Woeflé Award winner, Katelin Belliveau, has returned to Ottawa and is working toward an M.A. in journalism at Carleton University. She says her thesis will be a 30-minute podcast about language death in Canada – specifically about the case of the French Acadian dialect, Chiac. That is Katelin’s mother tongue […]

Past Newsletters

April in-person meeting cancelled, April 1, 2022 Mosaïque Interculturelle, February 2022 Katelin Belliveau has returned to Ottawa, Frances Itani is the recipient of the 2021 Matt Cohen Award,, Meet our newest Club member – Carol Goddard, Conference on Translation and Appropriation In the Long Eighteenth Century, February 26, 2022 Canada’s Complicated History with the Métis, Members News 2019, National Holocaust Remembrance Day, January 27, COVID-19 Chronicles wins CEMA award,


Previous Event – Alexandra Pope

March 19, 2019

 Speaker: Alexandra Pope     March 19, 2019   Alexandra Pope is the digital editor of Canadian Geographic and Canadian Geographic Travel. She previously inaugurated the role of social media coordinator at The Weather Network and was a reporter for weekly print newspapers. A digital native, she is keenly interested in new forms of storytelling […]

Margaret Graham Award Presentation

February 19, 2019

Connor Oke of Carleton University and Iliyana Shoushounova of Algonquin College received the Margaret Graham Award Certificate and a cheque. Guest Speaker: Alberte Villeneuve

Previous Event – Bill Fairbairn

November 13, 2018

Speaker: Bill Fairbairn Newsboy . November 13, 2018 Bill Fairbairn, author of The Printer’s Devil (2112),  On the Run in Africa (2015),  Newsboy (2016), and co-author of Germaroon

Meeting Reports

Waubgeshig Rice – Busting Myths About Indigenous Peoples

November 2016

November 2016 Canadians have grown up with stories that perpetuate myths and stereotypes about Indigenous peoples. Author and journalist Waubgeshig Rice works hard to change such misconceptions and to raise greater awareness of Aboriginal issues through stories and humour.   As a young boy, he understood the importance of stories to pass on knowledge and […]

Thomas Virany Tells Tales of His Journalism Career

September 19, 2016

  September 19, 2016   While the Federation of University Women held their registration night on the main floor of Ottawa City Hall the Media Club of Ottawa met upstairs in the Billings Room, kicking off the Fall season with the club’s traditional Meet and Greet evening. Nearly 20 people, including several non-members, were on […]

Inside The Olympic Bubble

October 24, 2016

October 24, 2016 Media Club of Ottawa members who attended the meeting of October 24, 2016 were treated to a fascinating double-bill presentation. Sisters Lorraine and Aline Lafrenière, both of whom have worked behind the scenes at numerous Olympic Games, Paralympics and Pan American Games, described what it’s like be in the surreal Olympic bubble. […]