Meg's journalism career has taken her from Ottawa to Iqaluit to the Rockies -- and many places in between! For almost a decade, Meg worked at CBC stations across the country as a producer, newsreader, and cross-platform reporter. She was a host on CBC Radio One, 2, and 3, and developed programming for CBC Music. She covered federal elections as part of the Parliamentary Press Gallery with iPolitics, and was part of the team that founded Banff Centre Radio.
Meg's passion is for long-form narrative storytelling -- particularly podcasting. In addition to teaching the first-year flagship reporting course, she developed and teaches the program's first podcasting class. She is also currently pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Glasgow, investigating inclusion in podcasting.
Outside of the classroom, Meg creates podcasts with private clients and is a host on CKUA Radio.
Student Canadian Mountain podcast producers
Sarah Buffalo is Cree woman (nehiyaw iskwew) ᓀᐦᐃᔭᐤ ᐃᐢᑫᐧᐤ from Maskwacis Alberta, currently residing in both Treaty 6 & 7 territory and completing her fourth year of Anthropology at Mount Royal University. The mountains have always been a sacred place to visit her ancestors as they are full of biodiversity and medicine, and Sarah strives to honor their legacy by incorporating Indigenous science and methodologies into her work on food sovereignty.
Kyle Napier will join the Canadian Mountain Podcast as a Senior Producer alongside Meg Wilcox. He brings significant experience with Indigenous communities, deep understanding of Ancestral Knowledge, and strong background in communications — including audio production. As a graduate of MRU’s journalism program, he is well-suited to support our growing team of RAs in producing the podcast conscientiously and respectfully with Indigenous researchers and knowledge holders. Kyle is an essential addition to the team as the Canadian Mountain Network moves towards reconciliation and bridging ways of knowing.
Gabrielle Pyska is a third-year journalism student at Mount Royal University in Calgary. She grew up camping in Jasper National Park and spends her time taking photos of Alberta’s Rocky Mountains or hiking with friends.
Eric Tanner is a third-year journalism student at Mount Royal University in Calgary. An admirer of the outdoors from a young age, he can be found hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and enjoying the scenery in the Alberta and B.C. Rockies whenever he has the opportunity.
Ethan Ward is a third-year journalism student at Mount Royal University. Born and raised in Calgary, Ethan spent much of his childhood in the mountains and developed a strong love for the outdoors, spending the winters skiing and snowshoeing, while hiking and camping during the summers.
Catalina Berguno is a third-year journalism student at Mount Royal University. Passionate about biodiversity issues and storytelling, she developed a love for podcasting through her time in school. She spends her day taking long walks or with her head in a book.