David Evans accepts the 1993 Michener-Deacon Fellowship from His Excellency Ray Hnatyshyn, Governor General of Canada. The photo was taken at the Michener Award ceremony held at Rideau Hall, May 4, 1993.
Mr. Evans is on the staff of the Ottawa Citizen and worked previously for the Sault Ste. Marie Star, the Montreal Gazette, and the now defunct Ottawa Journal. He is currently on scholarship at Stanford University. He plans to use the 4-month study-leave to attend a course in Ukrainian history to extend his education in Russian and eastern European affairs. (update: Evans fellowship report)
The fellowship of the Michener Awards Foundation, introduced in 1987, is known today as the Michener-Deacon Fellowship (named after the late Roland Michener and the late Paul Deacon, a senior media executive and Michener Awards Foundation president). The fellowship is to encourage excellence in investigative print and broadcast journalism that serves the public interest through values that benefit the community. Mature journalists are invited to submit written outlines for studies over four months that will strengthen their competence.