FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2003
TRENT UNIVERSITY STUDENT SELECTED AS ONE OF FIRST FOUR INTERNS FOR CBC RADIO PETER GZOWSKI INTERNSHIPS
Bethany Or of Peterborough, attending Trent University, has been selected as one of the first four interns to receive the CBC Radio Peter Gzowski Internships. Ms. Or has an extensive background in media and communications, and in social and political activism, and is currently completing an honours degree in political and comparative development studies.
"Though she is just completing university, Bethany Or has already acquired a wealth of knowledge and experience," said James Roy, head, CBC Radio Arts & Entertainment. "She has an eager curiosity about people and the world around her that makes her an ideal future CBC programmer."
CBC Radio established the CBC Radio Peter Gzowski Internships in honour of the late Peter Gzowski, to offer training and broadcast opportunities to eligible final-year students in four participating universities across the country. The other successful candidates for the CBC Radio Peter Gzowski Internships are: Tiffany Chong of Nanaimo (Simon Fraser University); Frank Durnford of Creston South, Newfoundland (Memorial University of Newfoundland); and Lindsay Michael of Stratford, P.E.I. (McGill University). The internships will take place from April 28, 2003 to August 29, 2003.
The Gzowski interns will each receive a week of training in the basics of radio production at the Canadian Broadcasting Centre in Toronto. Each will spend the rest of the internship in a different location learning about the craft of making great radio.
"We are thrilled that Ms. Or has been chosen to participate in this prestigious internship program and we offer her our congratulations," said Trent University President Bonnie Patterson. "It is an honour for Trent University to have been chosen as one of only four Canadian universities to take part in this program, especially because of the close relationship this University had with our late Chancellor, Peter Gzowski."
Further information is available from the CBC Radio Peter Gzowski Internships Web site at http://www.cbc.ca/gzowskiinternships.
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