November 20-22, 2020, University of Alberta

David Climenhaga

David J. Climenhaga is an award-winning journalist, author, post-secondary teacher, and trade union communicator who has worked in senior writing and editing positions at the Toronto Globe and Mail and Calgary Herald. He is employed as a communications advisor by the United Nurses of Alberta union and publishes the blog, which is also reprinted on He holds a masters degree in journalism from the Carleton University School of Journalism in Ottawa. His 1995 book, A Poke in the Public Eye, explores the relationships among Canadian journalists, public relations people and politicians.