This story was first published on New Canadian Media as part of the Local Journalism Initiative. Serena Austin is a recent graduate of Laurier Brantford's digital media and journalism program and has spent the past year as editor-in-chief of the campus newspaper, The Sputnik. She found her love for journalism in high school as a co-op student at the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus' publication, The Underground, and has since had her work published on DMJZone.ca and the Brantford-Brant Chamber of Commerce's magazine, InTouch. Serena is passionate about the coverage of labour, education, and housing issues and hopes to keep the passion burning in her role as president and publisher of Wilfrid Laurier University Student Publications.
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