Awards

Books

Dave Greber Freelance Writers Award, Winner – Social Justice Writing/Books, 2019 (Voice of Rebellion – How Mozhdah Jamalzadah Brought Hope to Afghanistan).

Magazine Writing and Editing

The Professionals Writers Association of Canada, Winner – Best Feature Article Award, 2019 (Angels on Call, Broadview)

Associated Church Press, Chicago, Il. Winner Best Feature Article: Magazine, Long Format, 2019. (Angels on Call, Broadview.)

The Canadian Church Press, Winner – A.C. Forrest Memorial Award, 2019 (Angels on Call, Broadview)

Professional Writers Association of Canada, Runner up, Best Short Article, 2017. (Oral History, Trek.)

Council for Advancement and Support of Education – District VIII Communication Awards Bronze medal, Best Articles of the Year, 2017 (Gimme Shelter, Trek)

Amnesty International Human Rights Award for Reporting – alternative print category, 2015. (Cola Kids Need a Fix, Corporate Knights.) 

Council for Advancement and Support of Education – District VIII Communication Awards Bronze medal, Individual Features or Feature Articles, 2014 (Courage, Education & Hope, Trek)

Western Magazine Awards Foundation

Nominee: Science, Technology & Medicine, 2014 (The Comeback Kid, Vancouver)

Winner: Business, 2013 (Rise of the Cyclotron, BCBusiness)

Nominee: Science, Technology & Medicine, 2013 (Rise of the Cyclotron, BCBusiness)

Nominee: Science, Technology & Medicine, 2012 (Crossover Artist, Vancouver Magazine)

Nominee: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, 2011 (The Big Idea Guy, Vancouver Review)

Nominee: Public Issues, 2011 (Crime and Injustice, The Georgia Straight)

Winner: Trade Magazine of the Year: Enterprise, six years running, from 2004–2009

Nominee: Public Issues, 2009 (Cancer is Being Beaten, But at a Price, The Georgia Straight)

Nominee: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, 2006 (Still are Warriors, The Georgia Straight)

Nominee: Public Issues, 2004 (Drugs 101, The Georgia Straight)

Winner: Public Issues, 2003 (Wunderkinds, BC Business)

Nominee: Trade Magazine of the Year, Enterprise, 2003

Nominee: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, 2002 (Flex Freaks, The Georgia Straight)

Nominee: Best Profile, 2001 (Parallel Worlds, The Georgia Straight)

National Magazine Awards

Nominee: Science, Technology and the Environment, 2009 (Waves of Disaster, The Georgia Straight)

Kenneth R. Wilson Awards

Winner: Best How to Category, 2014 (Mind Over Meetings, CA Magazine)

Nominee: Best Profile of a Person, 2013 (Forensic Hotshot, CA Magazine)

The Jack Webster Foundation

Nominee: Jack Webster Award for Excellence in Legal Journalism, 2011
(Crime and Injustice, The Georgia Straight)

B’nai Brith Canada Human Rights Award

Honorary Mention, 1997 (Special feature on AIDS in the Jewish community)

Documentary Filmmaking

Herat International Women’s Film Festival, Official selection, International Category – Documentary Feature Films Competition, 2019, Afghanistan (Mightier Than The Sword).

Herat International Women’s Film Festival, Official selection, International Category – Documentary Feature Films Competition, 2019, Afghanistan (Mightier Than The Sword).

IndieFEST Film Awards 2017 Humanitarian Award, Honorable Mention, 2018 (Mightier Than The Sword).

Regina International Film Festival and Awards, NomineeBest Investigative Documentary, 2017 (Mightier Than The Sword).

Female Eye Film Festival (FeFF) Winner – Best Canadian Documentary 2017 (Mightier Than The Sword).

Leo Awards, Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Foundation of British Columbia, Best Direction and Screenwriting, Nominee, Short Documentary, 2017 (Mightier Than The Sword).

Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards, Finalist, 2017 (Mightier Than The Sword).

IndieFEST Film Awards, Winner, Award of Merit, 2017 (Mightier Than The Sword).

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