The Faculty of Environment encouraged students to write an evidence-based research opinion editorial (op-ed) for its 2018 OpEd Writing Contest

The articles ranged from former class papers, part of current course work, or new work specifically written for the contest. Entries were reviewed by a panel of experts, including journalists and faculty, with particular interest and expertise in journalistic writing on environmental issues. Finalists were eligible to take part in a writing workshop with a leading environmental journalist and editor.


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