Meet our spring 2019 mentees
The CBC Doc Mentorship Program is an ongoing professional development initiative that teams veteran documentary makers/editors with emerging producers to bring fresh and innovative stories to life. We regularly review applications from CBC producers, audio storytellers, and radio freelancers hoping to participate in the program. Congratulations to our most recent round of successful applicants — we look forward to hearing your stories come to life!
Chris will team up with mentor Acey Rowe to tell the unique love story of a woman who remarried her ex-husband on his deathbed. The doc will take an inspiring look at love, loss and second chances.
Eunice is honoured to work with mentor Alison Cook on a doc about her quest to learn about "han," a uniquely Korean concept that represents an internalized feeling of deep sorrow and anger. She will embark on a personal journey to explore an uncharted part of her identity, by discovering how han has affected her past and will shape her future.
Meghan is looking forward to working with Alison Cook on The Doc Project to tell the story of her friend Elaine Hofer, a 38-year-old unmarried Hutterite woman who is trying to carve her own path as an independent woman while maintaining her Hutterite faith.
Kyle Muzyka is a Métis journalist working for Unreserved on CBC Radio based in amiskwaciy (Edmonton). He's lived in Alberta for all but two months of his life, helping tell Indigenous stories from Treaties 6, 7 and 8 during his three-plus years working as a journalist.
Kyle will be working with Cross Country Checkup's Duncan McCue, capturing the experience of a Cree culture camp in Saskatchewan. Camps build a canoe from scratch — from harvesting birch and cedar trees all the way to the finishing touches. But the camp is more than just an excuse to get out on the land — it's a chance to reconnect with a part of Cree culture almost lost through generations of Indigenous kids sent to residential school.
Samira Mohyeddin is an award-winning journalist and radio producer at CBC Radio One's The Current.
She is thrilled to be working with mentor Nicola Luksic to produce a documentary for Ideas about the life and work of Maryam Mirzakhani; the first woman to have won the prestigious Fields Medal for mathematics.
Through an experiential and intimate lens, the documentary will weave together the many threads of her life and work and how they informed and illuminated one another.
Julia is excited to be working on her first long-form documentary alongside Karen Levine from the Sunday Edition.
The story will transport listeners to the start line of the Boston Marathon and will follow the gruelling 42-kilometre journey of Saïd Akjour, a survivor of the 2017 shooting at the Quebec City mosque. Akjour will be running his first marathon alongside survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing of 2013, who travelled to Quebec City to show their support in the year that followed the shooting. Both groups have since developed a profound kinship and understanding, which has helped Akjour and others in their path to healing.
She's been an associate producer on Information Morning, Mainstreet, and Weekend Mornings, in the Halifax newsroom for the past year.
With her finger on the pulse of the art world, you can count on her to track down members of a beloved local band from a bygone era such as the Nova Scotia band, The Neighbour's Kids, a trip that solidified her bond with the people and land of Nova Scotia.
She's passionate for both arts and Indigenous issues. Her first web story with CBC Indigenous explored how intergenerational trauma could affect DNA.
She is humbled to be working with mentor Nic Meloney to tell the story of her grandmother, a survivor of residential school. She's embarking on a journey to finally hear her grandmother's story of loss, survival, and reclamation.
Based in Quebec City, Marika Wheeler is CBC Quebec's Travelling Journalist. She is an accomplished storyteller and reports on stories across the province for radio current affairs and web. Marika will produce a documentary mentored by Jeff Goodes for White Coat, Black Art.
Thousands of women across Canada are suffering from post-partum pelvic floor damage that causes chronic pain, incontinence and diminished quality of life. Many are incontinent and some require surgery to try to remedy the problem. Marika's documentary will tell the stories of women who have had pelvic floor issues and want to see a change in how women are educated and treated because they feel the health system is failing to underline the importance of pelvic floor health in post-partum care.