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Race and ethnicity

Dakshana Bascaramurty is a national reporter with The Globe and Mail, based in Halifax. She has covered the race and ethnicity beat since 2017.

Dakshana's work explores the ways in which race and ethnicity intersect with Canada's institutions - from schools, to healthcare, to policing, to local government and beyond. She has written about how race is considered in sentencing Black offenders, the exploitation of international students, how white privilege is taught in schools and the myriad challenges refugees face when beginning their new lives in Canada.

She has profiled a Muslim crisis navigator, Canada's most famous Indigenous painter and a controversial "opportunities advocate" appointed by the Ontario government to address inequity.

In 2022, a team she co-led was nominated for Project of the Year at the National Newspaper Awards for a year-long, in-depth look at how one Brampton neighbourhood with a large racialized population experienced COVID-19.

Previously, Dakshana has reported on the 905 region and covered the technology, social media and money beats for Globe Life. Her first book, This is Not the End of Me, was published in 2020.

Why did you become a journalist?

It's too easy to be bubbled in to our circles, politics and perspectives and see the world through our own narrow lens. With my stories, I hope readers can enter into spaces they don't normally see and develop empathy for people and communities they don't regularly interact with.


Years in Journalism


Years at The Globe and Mail


Bachelor of Journalism, Carleton University

Honours & Awards

National Newspaper Award for Beat Reporting (won) 2014

Digital Publishing Awards for Best Arts & Culture Story (Silver) - 2018

National Newspaper Award for Project of the Year (nominated) - 2021

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Dakshana Bascaramurty abides by The Globe and Mail Editorial Code of Conduct

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