Jean-Pierre Rogel, science reporter for Radio Canada, accepts the 1998 Michener-Deacon Fellowship from Chief Justice Antonio Lamer. Mr. Rogel has specialized in science reporting for over 14 years. He will use the fellowship to complete a book for non-specialists on the ethics of genetic science.
Introduced in 1987, the Fellowship of the Michener Awards Foundation is to advance education in the field of journalism and to foster promotion of the public interest through values that benefit the community. One or two fellowships have been awarded annually to mature journalists who wish to use four-month study-leaves to enhance their ability to pursue public service journalism.