Ryerson University honours Indo-Canadian reporter

TORONTO – Gagandeep Ghuman, editor of the Squamish Reporter, a B.C based magazine, has been honoured by Ryerson University as one of its star alumni.

Ghuman was honoured at Ryerson Journalism department on Oct. 4 as a ‘Headliner’ one of the 12 alumni who made a mark in journalism in the school’s 60 years of existence.

The dept honoured two alumni for every decade, and Ghuman was one of the two alumni for the decade of 2000 to 2010.

Ghuman was born in village Nadala, district Kapurthala, and he came to study journalism in 2006 at Ryerson University.

After his graduation, he worked at the the Toronto Star, where his story on ‘dode’ led to a swift police crackdown on the drug trade in Brampton.

After Toronto Star, he moved to B.C., where he started his own magazine called the Squamish Reporter, after working at a few small community newspapers in the province.

His investigative journalism work in Squamish has been nominated twice for national journalism awards in Canada.

Of the latest award by Ryerson University, Ghuman said he was honoured to be one of the awardees.

“This award is a big honour and I would like to thank Ryerson University for showing faith in me,” Ghuman said.
Ghuman also said he intially faced diffuculties as an immigrant journalist, but he kept working towards his goal.

“This is proof that if you work hard, you can achieve anything in Canada,” he said.