The Michener-Deacon Fellowships (named after the late Roland Michener and the late Paul Deacon, a senior media executive, former Michener Awards Foundation president and generous benefactor) aim to encourage excellence in journalism.
The Michener-Deacon Fellowship for Investigative Journalism (supported by BMO Financial Group) is to encourage excellence in investigative journalism that serves the public interest through improvements in public policy, ethical standards, corporate governance or the lives of Canadians.
The Michener-Deacon Fellowship for Journalism Education is dedicated to the advancement of the education of Canadian journalists and students at a recognized Canadian school of journalism.
The Award Ceremony
Each year, the Governor General honours laureates at a ceremony at Rideau Hall. Roland Michener’s successors have graciously adopted and maintained a personal interest in the Michener Awards Foundation and its commitment to Canadian journalistic excellence.