Ann Rees is a former investigative reporter who won the 2002 Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy Journalism; was twice a finalist for the Michener Certificate for Meritorious Public Service; won numerous B.C. Newspaper Awards, the Freedom of Information and Privacy Association (FIPPA) Award, and the Connaught Medal for Excellence in Health Research.
specializes in disclosure law, including Access to Information and Freedom of Information which she
used extensively as a reporter, and which was also the subject of her
one-year Atkinson Fellowship research project with the Toronto Star.
She also served on the Executive Board of FIPPA.
is currently a PhD candidate in Communication at Simon Fraser University
Communication rights, political communication, and the public's right to access information about government in a democracy are the central themes of her
PhD thesis, one chapter of which was published (2012) by UBC Press
as the lead chapter in an edited book called Brokering Access.
Ann has been teaching journalism and communication courses at Kwantlen Polytechnic University since 2003.