Gloria J. Chang is a Canadian writer, editor, and wine educator based in Vancouver, Canada.
As a news and features reporter, she has written, produced, hosted and directed for Canada’s most prominent broadcasters and widest distributed publishers. Her stories have been broadcast on CTV News, Discovery Channel Canada, and Canada’s national public broadcaster: CBC French Television (Radio-Canada) and CBC Radio, including its premier documentary show IDEAS, Tapestry and a variety of other programs. They have appeared in Reader’s Digest International, Vancouver Magazine, GEIST magazine (Canada’s literary magazine), Vancouver Sun Travel, Westjet Magazine, The Georgia Straight, and finedininglovers.com. She was a regular columnist for cbc.ca Analysis & Viewpoint and The Richmond Review.
Gloria was part of the team that launched exn.ca, Discovery Channel Canada Online (now discovery.ca), one of the world’s first editorial websites, and Transcontinental Media’s online presence of its women’s magazines: Elle Canada, Canadian Living, Homemaker’s, and Style at Home.
She has taught creative writing and journalism at Langara College Continuing Studies Creative & Applied Arts, and is a recipient of the Jack Webster Foundation Research Fellowship. In the fall of 2018, she taught East Asian literature in translation (English) at Yonsei University in South Korea. She was also part of the Photo Team (Media Relations) for the Organizing Committees of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Narrative non-fiction, radio documentaries, and multimedia storytelling are her fortes. Her areas of specialized knowledge include science communication, wine and South Korea.
In her communications work, Gloria specializes in sustainability and green energy, using storytelling to engage audiences and raise awareness to explain the science and economics of the future. In her editing work, she focuses on non-fiction, particularly Korean culture and history; the social sciences; and narrative non-fiction, including memoirs. Visit editors-ink.ca for more on her editing and communications work. And visit Wine Adventures Magazine at wineadventures.ca for wine education, feature stories, and musings on wine, food, travel and adventure.
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Gloria holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Theory from McGill University, and a Master of Arts in Journalism from the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of Western Ontario (now Western University). Her wine education includes WSET 3 (Wine & Spirits Education Trust) Advanced Certification, the internationally recognized and prestigious WSET 4 Diploma in Wine, and travel to many of the world’s major wine regions. She is a recipient of the Legacy Award in Wine from Les Dames d’Escoffier International.
Gloria is fluent in English and French, and functional in Korean.