This website started out as the personal rantings and ravings of me: Averie MacDonald. Since its creation in 2010, it has undergone many changes, but its purpose remains the same. This is where I put my stamp on the Internet and express who I am, and what I have to offer.
I’m a writer, researcher, and educator living in Toronto. For the past two years, I’ve been teaching adult literacy courses at George Brown College and building accessible curriculum using the principles of Universal Design for Learning. I’m also a graduate of the University of Toronto’s education institute, OISE.
In my master’s research, I studied children’s relationships with “the news”, and I’ve got a thesis to show for it! Before my master’s, I studied Journalism at Carleton University, where I learned to research and produce content for print, radio, TV and the web — on time, all the time. I even made this documentary film, and interned in Rwanda as a radio reporter.
As a writer and researcher, I specialize in education, international development, and media trends and policy. I am also particularly interested in children’s issues; I was previously a staff-member at WIGUP.tv, an educational news website for Canadian children. In my spare time, I’m a Canadian arts and culture fanatic and enjoy reviewing theatre, film and music.
If you have comments, questions, and/or any other feedback for me, I’m all ears! Please feel free to contact me.
Thanks for stopping by!
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