||This biographical article needs additional citations for verification. (June 2011)|
Michael Granville Valpy is a Canadian journalist and author. He writes for the Globe and Mail newspaper where he covers both political and human interest stories. Through a long career at the Globe, he has been a reporter, Toronto- and Ottawa-based national political columnist, member of the editorial board, deputy managing editor, and Africa-based correspondent during the last years of apartheid. He also has been a national political columnist for the Vancouver Sun.
Valpy grew up in Vancouver, where his maternal family were early colonial settlers. His great-grandfather, W. W. Walkem, was Vancouver's first European doctor and the brother of George Anthony Walkem, British Columbia's third premier. He has two children.
In 1966 and 1967, Valpy was a staff member for the short-lived Company of Young Canadians. In the 2000 federal election, Valpy ran as a New Democratic Party candidate in the Toronto riding of Trinity—Spadina, against Liberal Party of Canada incumbent Tony Ianno. He was not elected. He is a senior fellow at Massey College at the University of Toronto, a fellow at the university's School of Public Policy and Governance and a member of the dean's advisory committee at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.
Valpy co-authored three books (two on Canada's Constitution and the third on on the 21st-century generation of new Canadian adults), produced public affairs documentaries for CBC Radio, contributed chapters to several books on public policy issues and written for Maclean's, Time Canada, Policy Options, Shambhala Sun and Elm Street magazines.
He has won three National Newspaper Awards (two for foreign reporting and one for an analysis of dysfunctional students in the public education system) and been nominated for a fourth (for a profile of Michael Ignatieff), In 1997, he was awarded an honorary doctorate (D.Litt) from Trent University. He also received the Queen's Jubilee Medal in 2002.
- Francis, Daniel (1997). National dreams: myth, memory, and Canadian history. arsenal pulp press. pp. 15–. ISBN 978-1-55152-043-8. Retrieved 20 June 2011.
|This article about a Canadian journalist is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|