Ed Struzik accepts the 2009 Michener-Deacon Fellowship from Her Excellency Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada. The photo was taken at the Michener Award ceremony held at Rideau Hall, June 10, 2009.
He will use the 4-month study leave to address what he believes will be one of the greatest public policy issues of our time – Arctic sovereignty. Mr. Struzik plans to join an expedition of geologists who are building a case for Canada to claim an arctic area the size of the three prairie provinces.
The Michener-Deacon fellowship is awarded annually to a deserving recipient and helps to advance education in the field of journalism and serves the public interest through the promotion of values that benefit the community.