Ceilidh Millar began reporting at age 16, when she was selected as a student reporter for CBC’s News Day in BC. Her live broadcast, “Fast & Female” told the story of Olympic Gold Medalist Chandra Crawford’s organization and how it is empowering girls through sport. Ceilidh’s report along with the other student stories won The Radio & Television News Director’s Award (RTNDA) for “Best Live Broadcast” and opened the doors to a journalism career.
A graduate of BCIT’s broadcasting program, at 19, Ceilidh was recruited by Global News BC and became the youngest writer on staff. A freelance writer for BC Business and BC Living Magazines, her articles have appeared in numerous publications including The Globe & Mail and Metro Newspaper. She is a recipient of BCIT’s Distinguished Alumni Award, The Association of Broadcast Communicator’s Award and two Clarion Awards for “Excellence in Communications”.
At age 20, Ceilidh was appointed ambassador for the British Columbia Institute of Technology, Canada’s Premier Polytechnic Institute. An avid volunteer and youth advocate, she has been a spokesperson for Free The Children, Vancouver We Day, Pink Shirt Day, Kids Help Phone, Rotary Youth, The Build-A-Bear Workshop Foundation, The YMCA’s Collectively Canadian Program and Best Buddies Canada. She’s been awarded The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for community service and the 2016 BC Community Achievement Award.
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