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Erin Millar is a freelance journalist and author with a lifelong interest in education and universities. She also reports regularly overseas, primarily writing features based in southeast Asia and the Middle East.
Erin writes regularly for The Globe and Mail and Reader’s Digest. Her work has also appeared in The Walrus, Maclean’s, Best Health, The Times of London and others. Recent assignments have brought her into guarded, luxurious rooms where the Chinese elite gamble in Macau for Reader’s Digest, into the forest blind-folded and barefoot for the Globe and Mail, into a Bangkok forensics lab for Reader’s Digest, and deep into the Indonesian jungle for the Walrus.
She is currently researching her second book, tentatively titled “The Flexible Brain: The power of learning a little about a lot.” Her first book “The Canadian Campus Companion“ (with coauthor Ben Coli) was published by Thomas Allen in 2011.
Erin has reported from Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Macau, Qatar, Germany, Belgium, France, Jordan and Israel.
Erin has appeared as an expert on university life on television and radio programs across the country, from Goldhawk Live and Breakfast Television to CBC Radio and 680 News. She has spoken about education and media at events including the Canadian University Press national conference, the University of British Columbia Dialogues and the Tyee Freelancer Survival series. Erin has taught journalism at Quest University.
Erin was formerly an online editor tasked with launching Maclean’s OnCampus, the leading online publication about universities and colleges in Canada published by Maclean’s magazine. She is now the Canada correspondent for University World News.
- The Globe and Mail
- Reader’s Digest
- The Walrus
- Times of London
- University of British Columbia
- Royal Roads University
The Flexible Brain: The power of knowing a little about a lot (forthcoming)
The Canadian Campus Companion: Everything you need to know about going to college and university (February 2011, Thomas Allen)« back