BA (UNBSJ) MFA (Vind)
Pauline Dakin came to King’s in 2016 after a long career with the CBC, and before that in private television and print. She teaches the audio and audio documentary workshops, as well as Introduction to Podcasting, in the School of Journalism, Writing & Publishing.
Pauline is a graduate of King’s MFA in Creative Nonfiction (2015). Her first nonfiction book Run, Hide, Repeat: A Memoir of a Fugitive Childhood (Penguin-Random House Canada, 2017) was awarded the 2018 Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-fiction. It also made the longlist for British Columbia’s National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction, and was shortlisted for the Evelyn Richardson Non-fiction Award, the Atlantic Book Awards – Margaret and John Savage First Book Award, and the Frank Hegyi Award for Emerging Authors.
In 2022, Run, Hide, Repeat was adapted by CBC Podcasts. It was the #1 podcast in Canada for several weeks after its launch, was downloaded more than a million times and was named one of the top podcasts of 2022 by Amazon. In 2023 won a prestigious New York Festivals award in podcasting.
Pauline was formerly the Senior Producer of Current Affairs Programming (Nova Scotia) at CBC Radio; the long-time health reporter for CBC National News, and the host of the regional documentary program Atlantic Voice.
Her work has been recognized with many regional, national and international awards, including a citation of merit from Canada’s top journalism prize, The Michener Awards. She is a three-time recipient of fellowships from the National Press Foundation in Washington and a fellow of the MIT/Knight Science Journalism program on medical evidence in Cambridge, Mass.
Originally from North Vancouver, B.C., she has also lived in Winnipeg, Manitoba and Saint John, New Brunswick. She lives in Halifax with her husband, their two wicked dogs, and enjoys visits with their combined six adult children.