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Gregor Craigie has been a news producer, reporter, and on-air host. He studied history at the University of Calgary and broadcast journalism at the BC Institute of Technology. Craigie began his career reporting for CKWX in Vancouver before moving to London, where he joined the BBC World Service as a news announcer and producer. While working for BBC, he also reported for CBS Radio and freelanced for CBC Radio. Most recently he has worked as a producer on The Current and a radio reporter in the Kootenays. Craigie is presently the host of CBC’s On the Island in Victoria, where he lives with his family.

Award History

2021 Finalist

Balsillie Prize for Public Policy
for On Borrowed Time: North America's Next Big Quake

Jury Citation

"Nearly two years into this century's first major pandemic, no one needs a reminder that even predictable events can have devastating and lasting consequences. On Borrowed Time sheds insight on a different kind of disaster that is both foreseeable and inevitable: the silent earthquake risk gripping many regions in North America. Gregor Craigie walks us through Canada’s seismic hotspots, observing that the solutions — from general upgrades to more proactive regulatory measures — are known and proven to save lives. The challenge is in how to overcome persistent apathy to marshal the necessary will and leadership to prepare. On Borrowed Time is a compelling call to action for politicians, policymakers, and Canadians to not wait until it's too late."

—2021 Balsillie Prize for Public Policy Jury (Samantha Nutt, Taki Sarantakis, and Scott Young)