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Wency Leung
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Area of Expertise


Wency Leung is a Toronto-based health journalist. She writes about various aspects of health, from COVID-19 to Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, with a focus on prevention, empathy and equity.

Before joining The Globe in 2010, Wency reported for The Prague Post, The Vancouver Sun, The Cambodia Daily and Reuters.

Why did you become a journalist?

I view journalism as a way to understand one another, and ourselves. When someone entrusts you with their story, it's an enormous responsibility. Reporting what you find – as honestly, accurately and fairly as you can – is a small act of resistance against the status quo, and an expression of desire that things can change for the better.


Years in Journalism


Years at The Globe and Mail


Bachelor of Journalism, Toronto Metropolitan University

Bachelor of Arts, Communications, Simon Fraser University

2021-2022 Journalism Fellowship, Massey College

Honours & Awards

Silver award, best personal essay, Digital Publishing Awards - 2021

Sustained news coverage, team award, National Newspaper Awards - 2020

Professional affliations

2021-2022 Journalism Fellowship, Massey College

Languages spoken


Wency Leung abides by The Globe and Mail Editorial Code of Conduct

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