Selena Ross won the inaugural Canadian International Council-Walrus Long-Form Competition with her proposal (one of more than 100 submitted by journalists, academics, grad students and others) for a story about scientific research in Canada's Arctic.
The prize was judged by a selection committee of academics and senior international affairs journalists including Tony Burman, Adam Gopnik, Janice Stein, Lyse Doucet, Nahlah Ayed, and the editor and co-publisher of The Walrus, John Macfarlane.
Macfarlane, The Walrus editor and co-publisher, said [in a release] the judges were “impressed by the quality and breadth of the entries we received, and we’re pleased that Ross will be working with The Walrus to produce the kind of high-quality, long-form journalism that our readers have come to expect.”
Ross, 29, grew up in Ottawa and has been a general assignment reporter with The Herald since June 2011.
In Halifax, she has reported on such topics as health care, gender issues, domestic violence and the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children.