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2004 Atkinson Fellowship Winner
The Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy established in 1988, is
designed to further the tradition of liberal journalism and commitment
to social and economic justice fostered by Joseph E. Atkinson, former
publisher of The Toronto Star.
Under the terms of the Fellowship, Silversides will spend a year
doing research and then prepare a series of in-depth articles, to
be published in The Toronto Star in the Fall of 2005. She
was awarded the Fellowship for her proposal entitled: "Canadian
Biomedical Research - In Whose Interests", and plans to explore
the role of the pharmaceutical and biotech industries in biomedical
research in Canada.
As part of the terms of the Fellowship, Silversides will receive
a stipend of $75,000 plus an expense budget of up to $25,000.
The Fellowship, sponsored by The Atkinson Charitable Foundation,
The Toronto Star and the Beland Honderich Family, is open
to all senior Canadian print and broadcast journalists.
Application forms for 2005 will be available as of January 10th,
For information about awards see: