Allan Slaight Prize

Get to know our 2020 jury

The Allan Slaight Prize for Journalism celebrates journalistic achievements by contributors to The Walrus. Launched in 2017 by The Slaight Family Foundation, the $10,000 prize is awarded to an independent journalist for their work researching, analyzing, and writing about some of the most important topics of our time. A jury of industry specialists reviews more than fifty long-form articles published by The Walrus each year and selects a longlist of ten stories, a shortlist of three finalists, and the recipient of the prize.

The 2020 Allan Slaight Prize for Journalism longlist will be announced on November 16, 2020.


2019 WINNER


The History of Food in Canada Is the History of Colonialism


BY COREY MINTZ
This country has spent centuries destroying Indigenous food systems. What would it take to restore them?

2018 WINNER


How We Made AI As Racist and Sexist As Humans


BY DANIELLE GROEN
AI influences everything from hiring decisions to loan approvals. Too bad it’s as biased as we are

2017 WINNER


Inside the Controversial Concussion Lab That Could Save Football


BY BRETT POPPLEWELL
Why Toronto researchers are questioning the link between the sport and long-term brain damage

About the Jury

The Slaight Family Foundation

2017 Longlist