The Jack Webster Foundation has announced
the recipients of the 2007 Student Journalism Awards, co-sponsored for the
second year by the Hospital Employees’ Union.
The awards - which started in 2001 to
provide $2,000 tuition scholarships for B.C. students who have excelled in and
shown dedication to their journalism craft – will be presented in Vancouver on
October 22 during the annual Jack Webster Awards dinner.
recipients are Tamara Cunningham, Thompson
Aaron Joseph, Kwantlen University College,
and Justine Davidson, Langara
“We’re very pleased to be supporting the
studies of these talented journalism students,” says HEU
secretary-business manager Judy Darcy.
Other winners include Allison Cross, UBC; Tim
Petruk, Thompson Rivers University,
and Brent Shearer and Teresa Tang from BCIT.
“We’re very appreciative of the recognition by BC Hydro and the Hospital
Employees’ Union of the importance of supporting access to education for future
journalists,” says Neil Soper, co-chair of the Jack Webster Foundation.
The B.C.-based Foundation was established
in 1986 to promote and recognize excellence in journalism in the name of Jack
Webster, a Scottish-born news reporter who pioneered Canadian talk radio and
TV. Webster died in 1999 after 68 years in the media industry.
To date, 72 B.C. students have received Jack
Webster Foundation Student Journalism Awards.For more information, visit