Calyn Shaw is a Vancouver-based journalist. He will earn his masters of journalism from the University of British Columbia this spring (if he can stop watching Canuck games long enough to finish his thesis). He predominately reports on issues of energy and the environment, but enjoys every opportunity to embrace his unhealthy sports addiction. He has been published in ESPN the Magazine and on TheTyee.ca.
Born and raised on the North Shore, Calyn fancied himself an athlete growing up. Unfortunately, giving up homeruns to Justin Morneau in youth baseball did not earn him his own opportunity to star in the majors. His sporting dreams dashed, he moved to the island where he absolutely dominated intramural soccer at the University of Victoria. He also found time to earn a BA in political science while at UVic. He now spends his time reminiscing about the “glory days” and telling anyone who will listen exactly what Mike Gillis should be doing to build a Stanley Cup winner.
His favourite teams are the Canucks, Packers and Arsenal FC. He doesn’t have a favourite baseball team because he prefers cricket to America’s pastime, and he cheers for whichever NBA team is playing against the Heat.