Dr. Candis Callison is an award winning journalist, academic and filmmaker.
In 2010, she received her doctorate from MIT from the Program in Science, Technology, and Society. Her thesis examined the communication of climate change to Americans through a comparative lens.
In 2000, Candis was selected by the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation as the CN Aboriginal Scholar and in 2004 she was named a Martin Family Fellow for Sustainability. Candis is also the recipient of doctoral research grants from the National Science Foundation and the Center for the Study of Diversity in Science, Technology, and Medicine at MIT.
In 2010 Candis joined the UBC School of Journalism as an Assistant Professor.
Candis’ professional background includes seven years of producing, writing, and reporting for television, the Internet, and radio in Canada (CBC, CTV, APTN) and the United States (Lycos, Tech TV). For her early work in media convergence, Candis was profiled in the 2003 book, Technology with Curves: Women Reshaping the Digital Landscape. Her independently produced 1995 film Traditional Renaissance was included in UBC Museum of Anthropology’s 2003-04 exhibition on Tahltan culture, Mehodihi: Our Great Ancestors Lived that Way.
Born and raised in and around Vancouver, Candis is a member of the Tahltan Nation located in northwestern B.C. After a decade on the east coast of the United States, she is enjoying living in Vancouver again with her husband and two young daughters.