Katelyn is a Canadian journalist, medical writer, and science communications specialist currently working as Communications Leader for the Transformations Office at Vancouver Coastal Health. Her skills have been honed in some of Canada’s top newsrooms – including CTV Vancouver, The Globe and Mail, The Vancouver Sun, and The Toronto Star. She has also worked extensively for The Terry Fox Research Institute, converting complex cancer research into lay terms and telling patient stories.

Katelyn holds a Masters of Journalism from the University of British Columbia Graduate School of Journalism (2014) and an Honours Bachelor degree in Psychology from Queen’s University (2011). She actively writes for the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), Kids Brain Health Network, Canadian Running Magazine, and Gripped.

Whether from the back of an organic produce delivery truck in China, interviewing leading cancer researchers across the country, or reporting on rare diseases and million dollar medications, science and health reporting are her passions.

Have a story that needs telling? Tweet @kmverstraten or find me on LinkedIn.

Reporting at Vancouver’s Gallery Gachet 

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In the field: Chengdu, China

Read more about me:

From the classroom to the newsroom – UBC Graduate School of Journalism

Fellowships offer opportunities for UBC journalism alumni – UBC Graduate School of Journalism

GC Society member Katelyn Verstraten part of J-School team covering China ‘Generation Green’ for Toronto Star series – UBC Green College

Beyond the Apocalypse, Spring 2015 Feature Story – University of British Columbia

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