Earlier this year, Victoria Times Colonist reporter Katie DeRosa was named the inaugural Travers Fellowship recipient. She is currently in Australia, working on her fellowship-funded project, which is an investigation into the impact of Canada’s proposed tougher human smuggling laws on refugee claimants.

Earlier this year, Victoria Times Colonist reporter Katie DeRosa was named the inaugural Travers Fellowship recipient. She is currently in Australia, working on her fellowship-funded project, which is an investigation into the impact of Canada’s proposed tougher human smuggling laws on refugee claimants.

Here’s an update from Katie via Carleton's YouTube channel on the progress of her project:

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The James Travers Foreign Corresponding Fellowship was established in honour of the fellowship's namesake's passion for foreign reporting after he passed away suddenly in March 2011

Related: 2013 James Travers Fellowship applications are now open