Cheryl Vallender

Cheryl Vallender
Contract Lecturer

Cheryl’s focus is on emerging news technology, digital storytelling tools and she has a passion for data journalism and data visualizations. Her students work at Sheridan College has been nominated for a Global Editor’s Network Data Journalism Award in the same category as the New York Times, ProPublica and MotherJones, and an Online Journalism Award nomination. Cheryl does freelance web design when she’s not teaching. She has a combined English and International Development degree from Guelph University, a postgraduate diploma in Journalism from Sheridan College and a Masters in Education from Brock University.

Master of Education

Post-graduate Journalism Diploma,

BA (English & International Development)

Data Journalism, Interactive Storytelling,Emerging News Technology, Adult Education

Nominated for a 2015 Online Journalism Award
Co-facilitated student project, What are the Chances?
Los Angeles, California

Emerge Media Award – First Place, Digital Design
Co-facilitated student project, What are the Chances?
Humber College, April 20, 2015

Nominated for a Global Editors Network Data Journalism Award
Data story or group of stories on a single topic, online or print
Co-facilitated student project, Digitally Dependent Relationships: Gen Y Online
GEN Summit 2014, June 11-14, 2014
Barcelona, Spain

Co-presenter, Gen Y journalism students driving curriculum.
Toward 2020: New Directions in Journalism Education, May 31, 2014
Ryerson University

Presenter, Engaging Gen Y’s in the Classroom
Organized Session: Further Education, Adults in the Academy
Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE) Conference 2014, May 25, 2014