Conor MihellConor Mihell is a freelance magazine writer and outdoor educator based in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. He writes environmental, adventure travel, lifestyle, and service stories for Cottage Life, explore, ON Nature, Sierra, The Walrus, and other Canadian and U.S. magazines. Mihell has been a finalist for numerous Canadian National Magazine Awards, claiming Gold in the Sports and Recreation category in 2012. He is also a two-time winner in the Northern Lights Awards for travel writing excellence.
Suzanne Trudeldirector@albertamagazines.comSuzanne Trudel has been promoting the province's periodical industry since 2011 as the executive director of the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association She’s a veteran of the media industry, with nearly three decades’ experience working with journalism students as a college media advisor, weekly newspaper publications manager and publisher. She volunteered as a judge for the Western Magazine Awards for numerous years, serves on SAIT’s Journalism Advisory Committee, chairs the Reflector Publications Society board at Mount Royal University and sits as a director for the Amber Webb Bowerman Memorial Foundation, a grassroots organization that has raised more than $100,000 in awards and scholarships for emerging artists and writers.
Dawn Chafe, Executive Editor, Atlantic Business Magazine
Dawn Chafe is an award-winning writer, accomplished interviewer, sharp editor and dedicated researcher with experience working in a range of subject areas: general business issues; oil and gas; emerging technologies; economic development; and, social policy. For the past 19 years, Dawn has been Executive Editor of Atlantic Canada’s most award-winning and largest circulation business magazine: Atlantic Business Magazine. Her tenure has been dedicated to the continuous improvement of the publication and the publishing industry, particularly with regards to an uncompromising editorial standard. “The pursuit of excellence,” notes Chafe, “should be a never-ending process. My responsibility as Editor is to engage our readers and never betray their trust in our journalistic integrity. It is a responsibility I take very seriously.”