Katie DeRosa, a journalist with the Victoria Times Colonist, was named as the first recipient of the $25,000 R. James Travers Foreign Corresponding Fellowship, presented by Carleton University’s School of Journalism and Communication.
She will study the experience of Australia’s immigration laws and their possible influence on Canadian policy.
DeRosa beat out 24 other applicants with her proposal. .
The fellowship honours the memory of Travers, who had a long distinguished career with Southam News, the Ottawa Citizen and the Toronto Star.
He was a national affairs columnist with the Star when he died on Mar. 3, 2011.