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 the 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 recent M.A. graduate from the University of Toronto’s education institute, OISE. For the past two years, I’ve been researching children’s relationships with “the news”, and now I’ve finally 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!

As a writer and researcher, I specialize in social affairs and have experience on the children’s issues beat. 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 head to my blog page, you’ll get my personal musings on all sorts of topics. To learn about my professional side, check out my online portfolio for work samples and a recent CV.

Feel free to contact me with comments, questions, and/or any other feedback. This website is a constant work in progress, so let me know what you think!

Thanks for stopping by!