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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 interested in 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 returned to school to study science communication and public engagement. My writing has been published by newspapers, magazines, and research organizations across Canada,

including The Walrus, Hakai Magazine, Ecology and Action, and the National Post

Home: About
Wild Places

I'm currently working on my first non-fiction

book about Canada's national parks. You can read more about the project on my blog.

Home: News

Grants and Awards

In 2022, I received grant funding from the Canada Council for the Arts to work on a new project about sea level rise.


Latest Article

My story about the impact of hurricanes on sand dunes in PEI National Park was published by Hakai in September 2023.  

Leather Camera

CBC Radio

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

News and Updates
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