Pauline Dakin

BIOGRAPHY
I am a journalist who started my career in print with The Telegraph Journal in Saint John, NB and spent most of my career as a health reporter with CBC National News and as the host of the documentary program Atlantic Voice at CBC Nova Scotia. I now teach in the School of Journalism at the University of King’s College in Halifax.

Run, Hide, Repeat: A Memoir of a Fugitive Childhood (Viking/Penguin Random House Canada: 2017) is my first book. It won the 2018 Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction. It was also named one of the best 100 books of 2017 by The Globe and Mail, and was shortlisted for the BC Book Prize, the Evelyn Richardson Non-Fiction Award, the Margaret and John Savage First Book Award – Non-Fiction.

As part of the book tour to support the launch of Run, Hide, Repeat I was able to do readings across the country.

I am on Twitter at @paulinedakin and look forward to connecting!

PUBLICATIONS

  • Run, Hide, Repeat: A Memoir of a Fugitive Childhood
AWARDS

Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction for “Run, Hide, Repeat: A Memoir of a Fugitive Childhood”. 2018

RNAO National Award for Excellence in Health Care Reporting​. Radio: Best News Story ­ “MS Procedure Debunked” 2013

CMA/CNA Media Awards for Health Reporting​, Excellence In Radio Reporting ­ News “The Forgotten Cancer” 2010

CMA/CNA Media Awards for Health Reporting​. Excellence in Radio Reporting ­ In­depth. “Deadly Inheritance” 2009

Atlantic Journalism Awards​ – Enterprise Reporting, Silver Award. “The Forgotten Cancer” 2009

Canadian Science Writers’ Association,​ Science in Society Journalism Award. “The Forgotten Cancer” 2009

RNAO National Award for Excellence in Health Care Reporting​ – Radio: Best In­depth Feature Story. “The Silent Teacher” 2009

Atlantic Journalism Awards ​– Feature Writing for Radio. “The Silent Teacher: Body Donations for Medical Science” 2008

Canadian Association of Journalists​ – Faith and Spirituality. “Where is God Today?” 2008

RTNDA​, Dave Rogers Award for best Long Feature “Whatever Happened to the Golden Years?” Maritime Magazine, documentary. 2007

Atlantic Journalist Awards​, finalist, feature documentary “Destination Wellville”, 2007.

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RNAO National Award for Excellence in Health Care Reporting ​– Radio: Best National Broadcast. “Pandemic: The Threat of Avian Flu”. 2006

Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc​ (IRE). “Seniors and Drugs: Prescribed to Death”. 2005

Canadian Association of Journalists​, Don McGillivray Best Overall Investigative story, “Prescribed to Death”, 2005.

Canadian Association of Journalists​, Awards for Investigative Journalism – Open Radio News/Current Affairs. “Prescribed to Death”. 2005

Canadian Association of Journalists​, Awards for Investigative Journalism – CCN Matthews/CAJ Computer Assisted Report award. “Prescribed to Death”. 2005

The Michener Awards for Meritorious Public Service in Journalism​, Citation of Merit, “Faint Warning”, 2004.

Canadian Association of Journalists​, Awards for Investigative Journalism ­ Open Radio, “Faint Warning”, 2004.

National Science Writers’ Association​, Science in Society Award. “Fats and Carbs” 2002.

Radio/Television News Directors ​(RTNDA) – Ron Laidlaw award for continuing coverage. “Special Help Dog”. 1990


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