Langara Journalism Instructor Wins Prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award
Kim Bolan, Langara Journalism instructor and professional journalist, is the latest recipient of the Canadian Journalism Foundation’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award, in recognition of her fearless commitment to truth in the face of threats and intimidation.
Bolan’s commitment to the next generation of journalists is a gift to journalism students who have been learning from one of the country's best-known reporters at Langara. “I feel it’s my responsibility at this stage in my career to mentor the next generation of reporters, which I have had the privilege to do here at Langara," Bolan said.
A Vancouver Sun reporter since 1984, Bolan also teaches Media and the Law and Investigative Reporting in the Journalism program. Many of her students have gone on to become award-winning journalists themselves. Her experiential way of teaching has been praised by students, fellow journalists, and policymakers.
For many journalism students, Bolan's field trips to Vancouver's courts—from Provincial to Supreme—are the highlights of their academic training. Over the years, many of these graduates have stayed in touch with Bolan and rely on her expertise on criminal court proceedings and investigative projects.
“Langara Journalism is proud to have Kim Bolan as a valued member of our faculty,” said Journalism Department Chair Effie Klein.
Bolan will be honoured at the annual CJF Awards on October 30 in Toronto at The Ritz-Carlton. For more information, visit the CJF Awards page.