• Biography

    I am a journalist who started my career in print with The Telegraph Journal in Saint John, NB and spent most of my journalism career as a health reporter with CBC National News and the host of the documentary program Atlantic Voice at CBC Nova Scotia. I now teach at the School of Journalism at the University of King's College in Halifax.

    I have won awards for my journalism and documentaries from the CMA/CNA Awards, The Canadian Science Writers' Association, the Washington-based National Press Foundation, The Investigative Reporters and Editors, the Canadian Association of Journalists, the Atlantic Journalism Awards, the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, and the Radio Television Digital News Awards.

    Run, Hide, Repeat: A Memoir of a Fugitive Childhood (Viking/Penguin Random House Canada: 2017) is my first book. It was named one of the best 100 books of 2017 by The Globe and Mail, and was shortlisted for the BC Book Prize, the Evelyn Richardson Non-Fiction Award, the Margaret and John Savage First Book Award – Non-Fiction.

    As part of the book tour to support the launch of Run, Hide, Repeat I was able to do readings across the country. 

    I am on Twitter at @paulinedakin and look forward to connecting!

    • Run, Hide, Repeat: A Memoir of a Fugitive Childhood