Bio


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Stefan Labbé is an independent journalist and storyteller. His writing, photography and documentaries have been published in the Guardian, the Globe and Mail, PBS NewsHour, among others.

Stefan covers the nexus between climate change, security and politics. This has led him across the globe, reporting on such diverse stories as Islamic extremism in Jordan, the demobilization of FARC guerrillas in Colombia, and the catastrophic results of Hurrican Maria in the Caribbean. 

In 2016, Stefan was awarded a Canadian Online Publishing Award for his reporting on a series of tugboat sinkings off the Pacific Northwest. In 2017, he was awarded the Donna Logan Scholarship in Investigative Journalism, and in 2018, he won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for excellence in writing as part of an international reporting team looking at the future of cities.

Stefan holds a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia, and before becoming a journalist, he taught English and writing at Kangwon National University in South Korea. 

Originally from an island off the west coast of Canada, Stefan lives in Vancouver with his wife, daughter and coveted collection of habañero plants.