Ted Barris, Author, Journalist, Broadcaster

EVENT DATE: November 3, 2010
TOPIC: Breaking the silence – getting our Veterans to talk

Ted Barris is an renowned journalist, author and broadcaster. For nearly 40 years, his writing has regularly appeared in the national press and magazines.  He has hosted or contributed to most CBC Radio network programs and TV Ontario. He is a professor of journalism at Toronto’s Centennial College.

Barris is the author of 16 non-fiction books, including a series on wartime Canada.  All have received critical acclaim and bestseller status. His 16th book, Breaking the Silence: Veterans’ Untold Stories from the Great War to Afghanistan, a bestseller, was published earlier this fall.  His writing has been twice short-listed for the Pierre Berton national history prize.

Among the awards Ted Barris has received are the international Billboard Radio Documentary Award, the Yorkton Film Festival’s Golden Sheaf, and several ACTRA nominations. He is an active member of numerous military associations.  He has received numerous awards in recognition of his contribution to the awareness and preservation of Canadian military history and traditions.