We are happy to hear that our good friend and award-winning journalist Teenaz Javat was awarded the “Absolutely Fabulous Woman Over 40 Achievement Award” by the City of Mississauga, on the occasion of International Women’s Day 2018.
“By blood Indian, by bond Pakistani and by choice Canadian, would best describe Teenaz Javat, a senior writer at the CBC Toronto. Long before she became a journalist, Teenaz was a story teller. Her stories form part of The Shoe Project, a women-only artists collective that document immigration stories through the lens of shoes.
A multiple award winning journalist, Teenaz was part of a team at CBC Radio’s Metro Morning that won the Adrainne Clarkson National Award for a town hall on Domestic violence against women in the GTA. She does not shy away from taking a hard look at topics like Arab Spring and its impact on Canada, or the not-so- uncommon practice of female feticide among some communities in the GTA.
Teenaz came to Canada with an 8-month-old daughter. She has been a stay-at-home mother, a full-time student at Sheridan College, a full-time journalist at the CBC, and an adjunct professor at Sheridan college, all along volunteering in the local school system and editor of her community newsletter.
She lives in Mississauga with her husband Mahveer and children Sherezade and Hormuz. She loves having breakfast with her friends when she is not in the newsroom on the early morning shift.”