Jamie Swift receives the 1996 Michener-Deacon Fellowship from His Excellency, Roméo LeBlanc, Governor General of Canada.
Mr. Swift plans to write a book that “will tell the story of Canada’s fifty-year journey across the world stage, particularly as it relates to the needs of the world’s poorest people and poorest nations.” He will work with Queen’s University on his project.
Introduced in 1987, the fellowships of the Michener Award Foundation are to advance education in the field of journalism and to foster promotion of the public interest through values that benefit the community. Each year, one or two fellowships have been awarded to mature journalists who wish to use four-month study-leaves to enhance their ability to pursue public service journalism.