Robin A. Grant  
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July 19, 2010
Nominated for the CBC's Champions of Change
I'm nominated for Champions of Change, a Canadian contest hosted by the CBC that recognizes outstanding Canadian volunteers. Thank you!

April 7, 2010
In Ireland shooting a promotional documentary about medical studies for The Atlantic Bridge Program.
Alongside Dr. Robert O'Connor, I'm given the opportunity to write, narrate, spot locations and stand in camera for a promotional video designed to help North American medical and veterinary students learn how best to navigate their new life in Ireland. Shot on site, "The Atlantic Bridge Program: Studying Medicine in Ireland," was funded by The Atlantic Bridge Program, conglomeration of Irish medical institutions working to attract North American medical and veterinary students to study in Dublin and Cork.

September 4, 2009
The premier issue of backBEAT-- the first by and for cross provincial youth newspaper-- is launched, a partnership of Journalist for Human Rights and For the Love of Learning.
Having founded the first JHR chapter in Newfoundland & Labrador, a partnership I leveraged for the youth participants as the ED of For the Love of Learning, a totally inspiring cross provincial publication is born! Just look at what these budding journalists have learned and are sharing. Very proud to be their instructor and ghost editor/editor in chief, alongside the brilliant student editor Tracey Waddleton, and all the other staff writers. Please find this premier issue in the portfolio section, or visit www.ftlol.org for more information.

July 1, 2009
Founded first Journalists for Human Rights Chapter in St. John's, NL.
As ED of For the Love of Learning, partnered with and founded the province's first chapter of Journalists For Human Rights. This eventually resulted in the development and launch of the province's first cross provincial newspaper by and for resilient NL youth, backBeat.

April 15, 2009
For the second year in a row, I'm shortlisted as one of three finalists for the "Arts in Education Award."
Every year the Arts in Education Award offered through the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council recognizes a Newfoundlander & Labradorian who has made an outstanding contribution to arts in education in the province over a period of years.

January 1, 2009
I'm profiled in Chatelaine Magazine's January 2009 Cover Story on Canadian Literacy: "Make A Change: How One Woman Made A Difference"
I'm featured in a Chatelaine Magazine's Cover Story on Literacy: "Make A Change: How One Woman Made A Difference" for her volunteer literacy work in Newfoundland & Labrador, and primarily, For the Love of Learning, the non profit I founded and built in 2006.

May 16, 2008
Shortlisted for international organization Free the Children's "Me To We" awards in the Social Action Category.
I was one of three finalists nationally in the "Social Action" category, for vast degree of volunteer work, including founding the Newfoundland & Labrador incorporated not-for-profit "For The Love of Learning." The story of Free the Children's Me To We initiative, as well as the finalists and winners, are also featured in a May 2008 issue of Canadian Living Magazine.

April 15, 2008
One of three finalists for the "Arts in Education Award"
I get nominated and shortlisted for the Newfoundland & Labrador Arts Councils "Arts in Education Award."

June 9, 2007
The youth performers and I launch our co-written production, "Homeless Like Me," a product of For the Love of Learning Incorporated's Theatre Workshop.
"Homeless Like Me" is an original play that was inspired and conceived by at-risk and resilient youth in our community and written, directed and produced by me, volunteer theatre teacher and playwright. The play is a poignant take on "homelessness" from the perspective of the youth themselves.

May 4, 2007
The sole writer/editor and photographer of Growing Homes Magazine, I capture the efforts of working province-wide to eradicate homeless
This contractual work required I write the entire contents of the magazine and take most of the pictures. The magazine appeared as a 23 page insert in The Telegram, and details how the National Homelessness Initiative has effectively improved the lives of thousands of Newfoundland and Labradorians. The graphic design was done by none other than Vanessa Stockley, the prolific and brilliant founder of Granite Studios. Download the PDF.