From the shores of Point Pelee to the Rocky Mountains to the Arctic tundra, Meg Wilcox has lived in and enjoyed most of Canada in her work as a journalist. She started her reporting career as part of the Parliamentary Press Gallery in Ottawa, but later traded the Hill for the mountains as part of the team that created Banff Centre Radio. Meg is currently based in Calgary, where she teaches reporting, podcasting, and documentary as part of Mount Royal University’s journalism faculty.
Students hosting and producing episodes of the Canadian Mountain Podcast
Sarah Buffalo is Cree woman (nehiyaw iskwew) ᓀᐦᐃᔭᐤ ᐃᐢᑫᐧᐤ from Maskwacis Alberta, currently residing in both Treaty 6 & 7 territory and completing her fourth year of Anthropology at Mount Royal University. The mountains have always been a sacred place to visit her ancestors as they are full of biodiversity and medicine, and Sarah strives to honor their legacy by incorporating Indigenous science and methodologies into her work on food sovereignty.
Gabrielle Pyska is a third-year journalism student at Mount Royal University in Calgary. She grew up camping in Jasper National Park and spends her time taking photos of Alberta’s Rocky Mountains or hiking with friends.
Eric Tanner is a third-year journalism student at Mount Royal University in Calgary. An admirer of the outdoors from a young age, he can be found hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and enjoying the scenery in the Alberta and B.C. Rockies whenever he has the opportunity.
Ethan Ward is a third-year journalism student at Mount Royal University. Born and raised in Calgary, Ethan spent much of his childhood in the mountains and developed a strong love for the outdoors, spending the winters skiing and snowshoeing, while hiking and camping during the summers.