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Host of CBC Radio's St. John's Morning Show to speak at Memorial

By Mandy Cook | Jan. 29, 2013

The host of Newfoundland and Labrador’s No. 1 morning radio show will speak on Memorial’s St. John’s campus this week.

Anthony Germain, of CBC Radio’s St. John’s Morning Show, will speak on the topic of Faith in China on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 7:30 p.m. in Innovation Hall (IIC-2001), Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation (formerly the Inco building). The event is free, everyone is welcome and there will be a question and answer session after the presentation.

The event is being brought to Memorial by MUN Chaplaincy. The university’s chaplains host regular lectures with invited guests dealing with issues of faith, spirituality, ethics, or social justice.

“In our brainstorming last summer, we thought of inviting Anthony Germain,” said Reverend Roger Whalen, Memorial’s Anglican chaplain. “Anthony’s own passion for the topic and his interest in doing this made it all happen. He will be speaking about the various faith groups he encountered during his five years there as a foreign correspondent for the CBC.”

Mr. Germain graduated from both McGill University and the University of Western Ontario’s Graduate School of Journalism. Before arriving in St. John’s, he was the CBC’s foreign correspondent in China where he worked in both Shanghai and Beijing between 2006 and 2011. He started his career with CBC in Halifax, N.S., in 1991 and moved on to news and current affairs positions in Moncton and Saint John, N.B., and Quebec City, Que. Mr. Germain hosted both the local morning show in Ottawa, Ont., as well as CBC Radio’s political flagship show The House. He has hosted and co-hosted CBC Radio’s federal election coverage and he has won prestigious journalism awards for his work abroad in China and various war zones. He has also won investigative awards for uncovering tax fraud in Canada.