Duncan McCue, TV reporter for CBC’s The National, external link and host of the CBC Radio’s Cross-Country Checkup, external link, has been appointed Rogers visiting journalist at the Ryerson School of Journalism at the Faculty of Communication & Design (FCAD).
As the Rogers visiting journalist, McCue will work with instructors in the School of Journalism to develop new approaches and educational strategies for reporting indigenous stories and issues, culminating in new curriculum for students.
“We are educating the next generation of journalists to give voice to the important issues of our times, and our students are deeply interested in indigenous issues in Canada,” said Janice Neil, chair of the Ryerson School of Journalism. “Duncan offers our students a wealth of experience in journalism, and is recognized for excellence in investigative journalism relating to indigenous communities. We are delighted to welcome him to the school.”
McCue is Anishinaabe – a member of the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation in southern Ontario. He recently authored The Shoe Boy, external link, his first book, a memoir of a season spent hunting on a Northern Quebec trapline.
“Exposure to some of the leading thinkers and practitioners through visiting professors is a defining feature of the Ryerson experience,” said Charles Falzon, dean of the Faculty of Communication & Design. “Through these rich experiences our students are encouraged to view the world through diverse viewpoints in order to better acknowledge and address the social, cultural and creative issues and opportunities that exist today.”
Since 1998, McCue has been a reporter based in Vancouver for CBC television and radio, with projects ranging from daily news to current affairs documentaries and features. McCue is also an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.