New Canadian Board Member Joins WFSJ’s Board

The WFSJ is happy to announce the nomination of Ms. Bouchra OUATIK as new Executive Board Member. Ms. Ouatik replaces Mr. Daniel Coderre and is filling one of the two Canadian Board Member seats on the board. 

Ms. Ouatik has been a journalist for seven years. Currently, she is a journalist for the science television program Découverte with the French-language public broadcaster Radio-Canada. Until now, she has mainly focused on science journalism contributing to television and radio programs, as well as writing for magazines. As a journalist, Ms. Ouatik has a strong interest in covering social issues from a scientific perspective.

Bouchra Ouatik has been a recipient of several journalism awards and bursaries, including one from the Public Media Alliance, the largest global association of public broadcasters. In 2017, she was a member of the Quebec delegation to the Assises internationales du journalisme in Tours, France. She is also an active member of the Fédération professionnelle des journalistes du Québec (FPJQ).

Among her interests for the future of science journalism, she advocates for more scientific literacy for journalists in all fields, as a well as for a greater separation between science journalism and scientific institutions.

We are looking forward to working with Ms. Ouatik as well as with the other Board Members to create a continues, dynamic and positive impact on science journalism around the world.


THE WSFJ BOARD MEMBERS

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