Holmes is an accomplished journalist who has worked in print,
radio and television.
She joined the faculty at Carleton University’s
School of Journalism and Communication in 2003 and currently
teaches television and print reporting.
Kanina is a proud alumnus of Carleton’s
journalism program, earning highest honours in both a Bachelor
of Journalism (1992) and an M.A. from the Norman Paterson
School of International Affairs (1995).
During her graduate studies she spent one year
in Tanzania, studying at the University of Dar es Salaam and
conducting environmental field work with rural women’s
To date, Kanina’s career has taken her
to the United Kingdom, Sweden, East Africa and throughout
Canada. In 1996, Kanina spent a year with London-based Gemini
News Service through an International Development Research
Centre internship. Under this program, she spent four months
writing feature stories from Tanzania.
Kanina has been a producer and reporter with
CBC-TV, CBC radio and was a national correspondent with Global
Television in Winnipeg. While working at Global, she travelled
to Burundi to produce a nationally broadcast series on war-affected
Kanina has also worked as a senior reporter
with Reuters, the world’s largest wire service.
Most recently, she was the bureau producer for
CBC Television in Whitehorse, Yukon. In 2004, she was nominated
for one of Canada’s prestigious Gemini Awards for her
CBC-TV documentary “The Lone Trail: The Dogs and Drivers
of the Yukon Quest.”
Her research interests include media coverage
of Canada’s North, media ethics, international politics,
gender analysis, African affairs, rural reporting and documentary
In Butare, Kanina will be teaching television
during May and June.