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Diane Dakers

Position

Associate Faculty

School

Environment and Sustainability, Communication and Culture

Summary  

Diane Dakers is a writer, author, journalist and communications professional. As a print reporter, she has written newspaper articles, opinion pieces and magazine features. In her communications work, Dakers has written everything from annual reports, communications plans and business letters, to press releases, web copy and newsletters. She has also written 26 nonfiction books for youth, one work of adult nonfiction and three novels for teens. She is currently at work on her first full-length YA novel. While earning her Master of Journalism at Carleton University, Dakers taught television journalism to undergrad students.

Experience 

Dakers has worked as an arts and culture reporter/reviewer for the Times Colonist, CHEK-TV, The New VI (now CTV Two) and CBC Radio. She also wrote monthly articles for YES Mag, a national kids science magazine, until it folded in 2012. She served as communications manager at the Royal BC Museum from 2006 to 2010. She left to pursue a Master of Journalism at Carleton University in Ottawa. Since her 2012 graduation, Dakers has been self-employed as an author, private media coach and writing instructor.

Credentials 

Dakers holds a Master of Journalism from Carleton University (2012), Honours Journalism Diploma from MacEwan University (1991) and a Bachelor of Science in Physical Sciences from the University of Guelph (1987).