Sharon Oosthoek

I have more than 20 years experience working for daily newspapers, magazines, online news services and non-governmental organizations. My writing has appeared in New Scientist, Canadian Geographic, Maclean’s, The Globe and Mail, cbc.ca and Chemical & Engineering News. I’m a contributing writer with Detroit Public Television’s Great Lakes bureau, Great Lakes Now, and with Science News for Students. I’ve won various journalism awards, most recently a 2019 American Academy for the Advancement of Science Kavli Science Journalism Award for children’s science writing.


My communications work includes newsletter and website writing for the Canada Foundation for Innovation, St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation, the Council of Ontario Universities, the Alzheimer Society and the University of Toronto.


I’m a board member with the World Federation of Science Journalists, a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists and the Science Writers and Communicators of Canada.

AWARDS

2020 —  
Fund for Environmental Journalism Rapid Response Grant, Society of Environmental Journalists
2019 —  
AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award, Silver, Children’s Science News
2018 —  
Environmental Journalism Fellow, National Tropical Botanical Gardens, Hawaii
2015 —  
Fellow of the Chesapeake Bay Institute, The Institutes for Journalism and Natural Resources, Baltimore, MD
2011 —  
Fellow of the Logan Science Journalism Program, The Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA
2011 —  
Fellow of the Great Waters Institute, The Institutes for Journalism and Natural Resources, Toronto, ON
2010 —  
Fellow of Carnegie Mellon University’s Steinbrenner Institute, Environmental Media
2009 —  
Fellow of the Great Waters Institute, The Institutes for Journalism and Natural Resources, Detroit
2007 —  
Canadian Science Writers’ Association, Science In Society Journalism Award for print feature
2006 —  
Canadian Science Writers’ Association, Science In Society Journalism Award for print feature
2005 —  
Fellow of the Great Lakes Environmental Journalism Training Institute, The School of Journalism at Michigan State University
1996 —  
Western Ontario Newspaper Award for feature writing. Winner
1994 —  
Western Ontario Newspaper Award for team spot news reporting. Runner up
1990 —  
A.O. Tate Award, Excellence in Reporting, Ryerson University

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