MANJULA SELVARAJAH

Journalist | Columnist | Radio and Podcast Host | Speaker

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ABOUT ME

 

JOURNALISM

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Syndicated technology, hobby and education columnist with CBC Radio's 20 plus radio stations across the country.


Guest host on two live CBC's Ontario shows Fresh Air and Ontario Morning 

Co-creator of the award-winning multi-platform CBC series Boldly Asian

SPEAKING

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A frequent emcee and moderator, I've been invited for repeat speaking and moderating appearances at Elevate, Collision, the Mars Discovery District, Invest Ottawa and #MovetheDial.

Watch me interview Catherine McKenna, former Minister of Environment and Climate Change for MaRSDD here.

COMMUNITY

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My experience as a refugee to Canada and the role of science in getting me to where I am, drive the volunteer work I do, as co‐founder of Tamil Women Rising and board member of Jumpstart Refugee Talent and Scientists in School.

STARTUPS

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In my former role, I was Vice President of Marketing and Demand Generation at a Toronto-based start-up called Eloqua, which was acquired by Oracle. I hold an Engineering degree from Queen’s University.  I love talking about the tech ecosystems, start-ups and innovation.

AWARDS

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Canadian Tamil Chamber of Commerce Most Outstanding Professional Award

Durham College Alumni of Distinction


Canadian Ethnic Media Association Award for Journalistic Excellence

PODCASTS

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Host of Colleges and Institutes Canada show Perspectives Live on the state of the education


Co-host of mini-podcast Perpetual Learning.

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SOME OF MY WORK

 

AUDIO

One of my more than 100 columns on CBC Radio nationally on technology or education, here we talk about privacy issues around smartwatches for kids.

HOSTING

I step in as guest host for Ontario's weekend and Southern Ontario's weekday show, which means hosting two to three hours of invigorating live radio.

WRITING

For the CBC award-winning series Boldly Asian I co-created, we wrote about an Asian LGBTQ group in Toronto helping youth feel comfortable in their skin

TESTIMONIALS

 

Manjula brings incredibly unique energy to any stage she graces. She is vibrant, inspiring and authentic, and truly was a delight to work with on the several occasions she spoke at our #movethedial events. I would endorse her as a speaker any (and every) day.

Jodi Kovitz, CEO, #movethedial

CONTACT ME

Feel free to get in touch with me about speaking and moderating opportunities, journalism projects, podcasting initiatives and great stories ideas.
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