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David Parkinson

David Parkinson
Staff
Reporter
Economics Reporter
Toronto

David Parkinson has been covering business and financial markets since 1990, and has been with The Globe and Mail since 2000. In his years with The Globe, he has been an energy reporter, an editorial writer, a financial-markets columnist, and spent two years as Investment Editor. He has been an economics columnist/reporter since 2014. A Calgary native, he holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Calgary, and Masters in Journalism from the University of Western Ontario. He received a Southam Fellowship from the University of Toronto in 1999-2000, studying international political economics.

Why did you become a journalist?

I liked sports, and I liked to write. So I wandered into the student newspaper office at the University of Calgary (The Gauntlet), announced, "I like sports and I like to write," and they assigned me a story. I've been writing ever since, though I'm still waiting to be offered the Calgary Stampeders beat.

Years in Journalism

31

Years at The Globe and Mail

20

Education

University of Calgary - BA (Psychology, Sociology), 1982-1987

University of Western Ontario - MA (Journalism), 1987-1988

University of Toronto - Southam Fellowship, 1999-2000

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