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 Dalhousie University. Over time, however, I became passionate about the field of science journalism. After

graduating with a Bachelor of Science, I enrolled in a journalism program at the University of King's College and later completed an MFA in creative non-fiction. In 2021, I will be returning to school for an MSc in science communication and public engagement at the University of Edinburgh's Deanery of Biomedical Sciences. My articles have been published by magazines, newspapers, and research organizations across Canada. 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.


Grants and Awards

In May, I won the 2021 Penguin Random House Canada MFA Prize for best non-fiction book proposal. 


Latest Article

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

Leather Camera

CBC Radio

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

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