Jane Sponagle
 

Jane Sponagle

Journalist at CBC North
Class of ‘07

Sponagle has found her passion as a reporter living and working in Iqaluit, Nunavut. “I love living in the North. I’m from the east coast and I resonate with the close-knit community here and the strong sense of place. The northern landscape is so different from the rest of Canada, it feels like another world. Except the Canadian currency we use for money. That’s a constant reminder.”

Jane reflects on her time at Bishop’s as a period of exploration and self-discovery. “I majored in chemistry and English. Along the way, I took a class in new journalism that really got me interested in journalism and writing. Looking back, those fours years spent in the two worlds of science and literature gave me a broad foundation to build my career upon as a journalist—especially in the North. My science background has served me very well in my line of work. It informs the reporting I do related to mining, climate change and northern politics every day, where I am always working with stats, facts and bringing them alive for the public in a meaningful way. I love learning about Inuit culture. I’ve been living in Iqaluit for over two years now and I ate narwhal maktaaq for lunch today, a traditional Inuit food. The North is definitely the place I call home now.”