Tashauna Reid

Senior Reporter, CBC News

Tashauna Reid is a Senior Reporter for CBC News covering Health, Science and Climate Change. Her stories delve into a range of issues including the COVID-19 pandemic and the varying impacts of climate change in Canada. Tashauna has worked behind the scenes and in front of the camera at CBC News since 2008. Her stories can be found at CBC's The National, The World at Six, CBC News Network, World Report and cbc.ca.

Latest from Tashauna Reid

AI brings researchers one step closer to restoring speech in people with paralysis

New research shows how a computer avatar can speak the words that someone with a brain injury was thinking. While years away from commercial application, the researchers and others consider it a significant development in forming words quickly — and out loud — by interpreting brain signals.

How a community health centre boosted cancer screening for its Black and immigrant patients

A new study is showing how a Toronto community health centre was able to significantly boost cancer-screening rates for breast, colorectal and cervical cancers among its Black and immigrant patients.

The movement to address environmental racism is growing. This bill could provide the data it needs

Environmental racism is an issue that has long impacted BIPOC communities across Canada. Advocates say a new bill could help address the links between race, environmental hazards and the accompanying health risks.

Why hospitals are beginning to reuse or recycle oxygen masks, IV bags, surgical tools they used to throw out

More hospitals are shifting away from single-use medical equipment to reusable PPE and surgical supplies and finding ways to recycle previously unrecyclable material, such as IV bags. Some doctors say it saves on costs and has environmental benefits.

A big test of reusable packaging for groceries comes to Canada

An online store has launched in Ontario selling groceries and household items from Loblaws in containers it will take back and refill — a test of whether Canadian consumers are ready to change their habits. 

What cities can learn from the biggest battery-powered electric bus fleet in North America

Transit systems are going electric to prepare for a low-carbon future. But it’s not as easy as you might think. Here’s a closer look at what can be learned from a Canadian pioneer in electric transit, Toronto, which has the largest battery-powered electric bus fleet in North America.

Parcel delivery companies are trading trucks for bikes in some Canadian cities. Here's why

The Black Friday, Cyber Monday, pre-Christmas pandemic online shopping frenzy calls for huge fleets of trucks and vans to deliver those gadgets and gifts. But those road-clogging, polluting vehicles are starting to give way to a greener, more efficient option in some Canadian cities: e-cargo bikes and trikes.

In the Arctic, 'everything is changing,' massive animal tracking study finds

Animals across the Arctic are changing where and when they breed, migrate and forage in response to climate change, says a new study unveiling the massive scale of the change. The changes mean humans in the Arctic may have to adapt and adjust everything from hunting seasons to conservation to land use, scientists say.

Yes, we're getting more extreme rainfall, and it's due to climate change, study confirms

We’ve seen more extreme rainfall and flooding across North America, and we know climate change is making the air warmer and wetter. But is there really evidence that the two are linked? Yes, there is, a new study from Environment and Climate Change Canada finds.

Canadians with disabilities left with few alternatives amid COVID-19 shutdowns

People with disabilities and those who care for them face special challenges during the COVID-19 crisis as services they rely on shut down and respite care becomes harder to access.