jack webster foundation

We gratefully acknowledge our sponosors of the 2019 Jack Webster Awards:

The Jack Webster Foundation
Scholarships for Indigenous Journalism Students


2019 Scholarships for Indigenous Journalism Students Award Recipients

In its landmark 2015 report, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada called on the media and journalism schools to address the lack of cultural awareness and knowledge about the history of Indigenous peoples in Canada. Supporting and encouraging Indigenous journalism students is a meaningful way for the Foundation to respond to this call to action.

With support from the B.C. Teachers' Federation, the Foundation has granted two scholarships of $2,000 each to be paid towards tuition at the recipients' schools. The 2019 winners are:

Missy JohnsonMissy Johnson
Langara - 2019 recipient of a Jack Webster Foundation Scholarship for Indigenous Journalism Student, presented by the BC Teachers' Federation


A Langara student active in the urban Indigenous community and concerned about climate change, Missy believes that "many of the climate justice ideals are parallel to Indigenous justice ideals." She also plans to write about efforts to restore endangered Indigenous languages and the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. Fluent in French, Missy earned a Vision Vancouver Next Young Leaders Fellowship and volunteers on the City of Vancouver's Women's Advisory Committee.


Mandy MoonMandy Moon
Langara - 2019 recipient of a Jack Webster Foundation Scholarship for Indigenous Journalism Student, presented by the BC Teachers' Federation


Mandy says that her studies in the Langara Journalism program have taught her "to appreciate the search for truth," an essential pre-condition for reconciliation. A biracial Gitxsan woman whose early years were spent on the Gitsegukla reserve southwest of Hazelton, Mandy aims to challenge stereotypes and to represent a younger post-colonial generation of journalists. "Indigenous voices are important to the future of journalism if true reconciliation is to be achieved." Mandy is a recent recipient of Langara's 2019 Jeani Read-Michael Mercer Scholarship.





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Scholarships for Indigenous Journalism Students recipients