15 December 2015

2015 Digital Journalist

The Digital Journalist category was introduced to the Urban Animal program in 2015. The intent of the Digital Journalist category is to illuminate those who deliver digital images and information to audiences in urban municipalities. These individuals are instrumental in the development of public opinion, culture and behaviours for a healthy, wholesome environment for Urban Animals (human and non-human). The winner this year is…

Dr. Rebecca Ledger

Dr. Ledger received a score of 7.6 or 84.4% to win the Digital Journalist category.

She writes for the Vancouver Sun about animal welfare issues including animal legislation, pet care/health, and animal behaviour. Her articles may also be found in the National Post, the Leader Post, the Calgary Herald, The Star Phoenix, The Windsor Star, the Montreal Gazette and the Ottawa Citizen. Dr. Ledger is also active on her Twitter account and is in the process of creating her Animal Behaviour and Welfare Consulting website.
Dr. Ledger is a Faculty Member at Langara College, teaching Basic and Advanced courses in animal behaviour, animal welfare, animal law and business. She was awarded her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of London, her Masters Degree in Applied Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare from the University of Edinburgh (The Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies) and her Doctorate in the assessment and treatment of behavioural disorders in shelter dogs from Brunel University.

Learn more about Dr. Ledger here.

The 2015 IRED Scholarship Competition was made possible with grants from:

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