At a time when most news organizations are cutting back on foreign bureaus and on travel, three reporters have got the Gordon Sinclair Roving Reporter Bursary allowing them to report from Peru, southern Europe and northern Alberta.

The $15,000 bursary supports travel for a minimum of six weeks for an early career Canadian journalist who has within the last five years graduated from a university-level journalism program.

Here are the award winners, according to the press release:

Tanya Springer, currently a producer for CBC Radio's Day 6 show, will travel through Romania, Bosnia, Croatia, Hungary and Slovakia to document the plight of the Roma.






Robin Tress, a freelancer and recent bachelor of journalism graduate of King’s, will report from work camps in Fort McMurray to document the life of labourers in the oil sands and the social impacts of the industry.





Marion Warnica, a reporter for CBC Edmonton, will report from Peru to examine the impact of climate change of water resources and its potential ramifications for Canadians.

Tamara Baluja is an award-winning journalist with CBC Vancouver and the 2018 Michener-Deacon fellow for journalism education. She was the associate editor for J-Source from 2013-2014.