Jane Gerster is a features reporter with Global News.
Until June 2018, she was a health reporter for the Winnipeg Free Press. Her reporting has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, VICE, the Toronto Star, Daily Xtra and other outlets. She has an MFA in narrative nonfiction writing from Baltimore’s Goucher College and a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Carleton University.
Jane won the Goff Penny award as one of Canada’s best young journalists in 2016 and her work has been shortlisted for several other awards. She was a 2018 Logan Nonfiction Fellow with the Carey Institute for Global Good and a 2019 Kiplinger fellow.
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The Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris is considered to be the world’s most significant cathedral. Here’s why. Continue reading →
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“It seems that we have a greater quantity of apologies but of lower quality,” says Nick Smith, author of, I Was Wrong: The Meanings of Apologies. Continue reading →
Even if you live in a country like Canada, where the life expectancy impact is more muted than in countries like China, there are still risks. Continue reading →
“We have been talking to people about something that doesn’t feel relevant to them.” Continue reading →
“Pricing traffic congestion is critical to beating it,” says Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission. Continue reading →
Scientists hope a woman who can’t feel pain will be the clue to helping better manage other people’s pain. Continue reading →
The focus should be on teaching positive parenting, says one expert, not reporting parents who smack their kids. Continue reading →
“Overwhelmingly, [NDAs] are used by institutions to keep secret stuff that shouldn’t be kept secret.” Continue reading →
New Zealand’s prime minister is winning global acclaim for her handling of the deadly Christchurch mosque attack. Continue reading →
New Zealand’s Accident Compensation Corp. covers everybody in the country through a no-fault insurance scheme. Continue reading →
“One can criticize Israel without being anti-Semitic.” Continue reading →
Two crashes involving a specific plane model have ignited fresh safety concerns about Boeing, long seen as the most reliable maker of passenger aircrafts. Continue reading →