Member Profile

Sylvia Barrett

Photo: Allison Sherman 2009

Sylvia Barrett was born in Whitehorse, Yukon. A Ryerson journalism graduate, she has been a senior editor at The Walrus and Canadian Geographic, founding editor of Ottawa Magazine, originally called Ottawa City, and science editor and later managing editor of Equinox. Sylvia has an abiding interest in the environment, health and medicine, natural history, social sciences, and arts and culture. A partner in Touchplate Editorial and Design Service for the past decade, she lives in Kingston, Ontario.

Phone number:
c/o Writers' Union of Canada

Publications

The Arsenic Milkshake. Doubleday Canada, 1994
Criminal Neglect. Doubleday Canada, 1990

Awards

Shortlisted, Science in Society Book Award for The Arsenic Milkshake
Shortlisted, Arthur Ellis Award for The Arsenic Milkshake
Gold medal, National Magazine Awards, science, for "Cryptic Tales" in Equinox
Gold medal, National Magazine Awards, science, for "Threading the Cerebral Maze" in Equinox
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

WITS

Northern OAC WITS:
No
GST:
GST not applicable