The Editors’ Association of Canada (EAC) has announced that Kathryn White of Toronto is the 2010 recipient of the Claudette Upton Scholarship, a national award that will be presented at the association’s annual conference, held this year in Vancouver from May 27 to 29. White is an editor of remarkable skill and range who uses her craft to help the marginalized and vulnerable to find and use their voice.
White’s strong sense of social justice was a key criterion in selecting her as the winner of this $1,000 cash prize. She spent many years in Nepal and Thailand researching prostitution, human trafficking and AIDS. Much of her research allowed women to tell their own stories, thus creating oral histories for themselves and the community. After returning to Canada, she undertook a similar project with women experiencing mental health issues, homelessness and abuse.
To find out more about the Claudette Upton Scholarship, visit http://www.editors.ca/uptonscholarship/index.html