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Andy Clarke

Andy 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 of Edinburgh.

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.



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