Clarke is the Senior Coordinating Producer for Radio and Television
News with the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) in Ottawa.
While he's worked in both print and television,
his first love is radio.
He grew up wanting to be a star hockey player
with the Toronto Maple Leafs, but cursed with very little
talent, he soon realized that if he had any future at all
in hockey, it would only be as the play by play announcer
for the Leafs. Sadly, that didn't work out either, but his
desire to work in radio took him to CKCU, the campus radio
station at Carleton University. Thus began a career in journalism
that has spanned more than 25 years.
For the last 10 years, he's worked at CBC Ottawa.
He returned to the CBC after getting his masters in journalism
from Carleton University and working as a freelancer. He also
taught at the Centre for Canadian Studies at the University
Since returning to the CBC he has both taught
and participated in a number of in-house training sessions
and considers it to be part of his job to incorporate learning
and development opportunities into the routine of the people
he works with.
In his spare time, Andy enjoys hiking, skiing
and reading. He still loves a good game of hockey, but sadly
the years have diminished, not improved, his on-ice skills.
His partner, Lucy van Oldenbarneveld will also
be teaching in Butare as part of the Rwanda Initiative.
At NUR, Andy will be teaching radio broadcasting
during April and May.