a.a. leslie

Science Journalist

Amanda Leslie

Science Journalist

A Bit About Me

Growing up near the ocean, I knew that I wanted to study marine biology when I began my undergraduate degree at the University of King's College. Over time, however, I became curious about the field of science communication. After

graduating with a Bachelor of Science, I enrolled in a journalism program and later completed an MFA in creative nonfiction. In 2021, I will be returning to school for an MSc in science communication and public engagement at the

University of Edinburgh. My articles have been featured in local and national magazines in Canada and

I'm always on the lookout for interesting assignments. 

 
Wild Places

I'm currently working on my first book about Canada's national parks. You can read more about the project on my blog.

 
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Grant Funding

In 2021, I received grant funding from the Canada Council for the Arts to help support my research on national parks. 

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Latest Article

My story on the recovery of Atlantic salmon in Fundy National Park was published by Hakai in March 2021.  

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CBC Radio

How much do we value Canada's national parks? Five experts join Cross Country Checkup to discuss. 

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