Danica Sommerfeldt, MFA’20, has launched an online bookstore and monthly book subscription service, Coastal Bookstore.
Based in Port Moody, BC, Danica Sommerfeldt, MFA’20, hopes to open a brick and mortar store in the very near future, having launched an online bookstore and monthly book subscription service earlier this month. For now, Coastal Bookstore offers a small collection of books, all of which have been personally researched and selected by Danica to ensure they offer good quality reads and represent diverse voices. Whilst launching a business in the midst of a global pandemic has been challenging, Danica has adapted and persisted in this adventure, and looks forward to opening the physical bookstore very soon.
Marco Chown Oved, BA(Hons)’05, received the Environmental and Climate Change Award from the Canadian Association of Journalists
The Environmental and Climate Change Award from the Canadian Association of Journalists was awarded to Marco Chown Oved, BA(Hons)’05, for his feature, “Life and Death Under the Dome,” which looked at the deadly 2018 heat wave in Montréal and what can be done to prepare for more frequent and hotter urban heat waves in the future.
Directed by Megan Wennberg, BJ’04, The Killing of Phillip Boudreau is now streaming on CBC Gem.
The Killing of Phillip Boudreau is a new documentary now streaming on CBC Gem, directed by Megan Wennberg, BJ’04. The film tells the complicated story of a death that tore apart a Nova Scotian community of Isle Madame, a postcard-perfect collection of Acadian fishing villages off the coast of Cape Breton Island. “The Killing of Phillip Boudreau is definitely the most difficult project I have ever attempted, and I am so grateful to those in Isle Madame who were willing to share their stories with me. This was a tragic case that tore a community apart, and I think now more than ever we need to look at what community means to us and what our responsibilities to each other are,” Megan explains.