Jessica Singer

Jessica Singer is a 2021 Joan Donaldson Scholar and graduate of Western's Master of Media in Journalism and Communication program. She currently works for CBC News. You can reach her at

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TIFF welcomes A-list celebrities back to Toronto

In a press release on Thursday, TIFF shared the complete list of guests who will attend this year’s festival, some of the biggest names including Jessica Chastain, Benedict Cumberbatch and Andrew Garfield, among others.

BookTok's novel approach to books is helping Canadian authors, retailers attract new audiences

BookTok is an online community and hashtag on TikTok where readers post videos of book recommendations, talk about writing novels and make reading-related jokes. With more than 18 billion views, #BookTok is being credited with reigniting interest in young adult fiction.

How international students heading to Canada are navigating pandemic travel

Many Canadian colleges and universities are preparing to open their doors for in-person classes this fall, and some international students say they are overcoming huge hurdles to return to campus. CBC News spoke with four international students whose journeys to pursue post-secondary education in Canada have been anything but ordinary.

Canadian children's TV show Paw Patrol unleashed in theatres

Paw Patrol: The Movie, based on the popular Canadian children’s television series Paw Patrol, is the first full-length feature film produced by Toronto-based toy and entertainment company Spin Master, with animation provided by Mikros Image based in Montreal.

TikTok's That Girl is meant to promote wellness, but some say it does the opposite

That Girl is one of the latest trends on social media platforms like YouTube, Instagram and TikTok meant to encourage young women to become the best versions of themselves. But some experts say the trend could be doing the opposite.

Prospective Jeopardy! host Mike Richards addresses past allegations as some fans cry foul

Replacing the legendary Alex Trebek as host of Jeopardy! is likely a tough role for anyone to fill, but some of the beloved quiz show's fans are seemingly already unhappy with the reported front-runner for the job.

Actor John Cleese looking for a place in Huntsville, Ont., after Airbnb falls through

British comedian John Cleese is looking for a place to stay in Hunstville, Ont., while filming a movie in the area after a mix-up with his Airbnb reservation.

Pandemic, mixed messages complicate Canadian students' plans to travel to U.S. for school

While the federal government has announced that fully vaccinated Americans can enter Canada without having to quarantine starting Aug. 9, the U.S. said its side of the land border will remain closed to non-essential travel until at least Aug. 21 to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Animated children's series Arthur to end in 2022

Arthur, the beloved children's animated series about an eight-year-old aardvark that tackled important social issues and contributed heavily to the internet's meme culture, will end in 2022 after 25 years in production.

North Carolina woman finds biological family in Newfoundland after years of searching

A woman from North Carolina recently discovered that she has family in Newfoundland and is planning on meeting them next summer.