Gemini-Winning CBC News Anchor
Diana Swain is one of Canada's leading investigative journalists. She is CBC News' Senior Investigative Journalist, and was also recently named a host of CBC News Network. In more than a quarter century of reporting on stories around Canada and around the globe, she has developed a reputation for compelling interviews and uncovering stories that Canadians care about. Her recent work has included host of Olympic Morning at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, the ground-breaking investigation into Scouts Canada's handling of sex abuse allegations (which recently received the prestigious Hillman award), an investigation into the millions of Canadian tax-dollars hidden in off-shore accounts, and a report on the Canadian military's response to the needs of returning soldiers now struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Canada Now: Who We Are, What We Can Be
A warm, gracious, and intelligent speaker, Diana Swain challenges audience members to ask themselves what they're doing to enhance, and develop, our country. We all call Canada home, but what does it mean to be a Canadian? How can each of us make it an even better place to live? Swain discusses Canadians' views of each other, dissolves stereotypes about various regions, reports on how we're viewed abroad, and reveals the truth—the millions of little truths—about how our country really works. Her talk is sweeping and diverse. But it's also unifying. It helps us re-evaluate each of our roles in this country, as well as our country's role in the world. What we do now—including, but not limited to, caring for the environment—will shape the Canada we leave behind for our children.
The Big Impact of Quiet Leadership: A Challenge to Lead in Ways You've Never Thought Of
In this passionate address, Diana Swain uses the example of Canada—and the countless Canadians she's met—to deliver a thoughtful look at leadership. Where does leadership come from? What does it entail? Every day, Canadian communities, big and small, are rising to the great challenges they face. They are drawing on creativity, on determination and—most importantly—on quiet leadership, from unexpected places. Swain's stories focus on the exceptional everyday people who realize that true leadership does not take the easy path; that it involves "hacking through the tall-grass of challenge to forge a new path." Leadership belongs to those who persevere and continue to work, even when the spotlight has passed. Above all, it falls to all of us. All Canadians. Exploring what makes Canada so envied, Swain also calls on us to make our own meaningful contribution. She creates, with eloquent language, forceful argument, and enormous pride, a snapshot of Canada—and leadership—at its very best.
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