Erin Millar is a freelance journalist and author with a lifelong interest in education, innovation and creativity. For nearly a decade she has written for leading Canadian and international publications including Reader’s Digest International, Maclean’s, The Globe and Mail, The Walrus, The Times of London and others. Her work has been translated into 20 languages and published in 34 countries.
Assignments have brought her to Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Macau, Qatar, Jordan, Israel, Germany, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Denmark and the U.S. Recent assignments have brought her into guarded, luxurious rooms where the Chinese elite gamble in Macau for Reader’s Digest, into the forest blind-folded and barefoot for the Globe and Mail, into a Bangkok forensics lab for Reader’s Digest, and deep into the Indonesian jungle for the Walrus.
She is currently researching her second book, tentatively titled “The Flexible Brain: The power of learning a little about a lot in a world ruled by specialists.” Her first book “The Canadian Campus Companion“ (with coauthor Ben Coli) was published by Thomas Allen in 2011.
Erin has appeared as an expert on university life on television and radio programs across Canada, from Goldhawk Live and Breakfast Television to CBC Radio and 680 News. She has spoken about education and media at workshops, book tour events, conferences and lectures. She teaches journalism at Quest University.
Before beginning her freelance career, Erin was a founding editor of Maclean’s OnCampus, a website published by Canada’s national weekly newsmagazine that grew into the leading source of news and commentary on higher education in Canada. She is now the Canada correspondent for University World News.
Erin lives in Vancouver and is represented by the Canadian Writers Group.