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      Shauna McGinn is a journalist and writer that covers stories about how big issues impact ordinary people. Shauna writes about a variety of topics, ranging from mental health to housing, education, sports, music and more. She holds a Master of Journalism from Carleton University, where her work won her the Rachel Elizabeth Edwards award for promising reporters, and the Peter Buckley scholarship for excellence in writing.

    An initial version of her master's research project on social workers and secondary trauma was published in THIS magazine. Her work has also appeared in the Ottawa Citizen, the Daily XtraUniversity Affairs magazine and Where Calgary magazine. She currently edits and writes for Vital Signs, a publication for doctors in Alberta, freelances regularly, and is also a fact-checker for Zoomer magazine. 

    Shauna holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Global Development from Queen's University. Find her on Twitter here.