• Graduation year: 2014
• Program: Journalism, Print and Broadcast
• Currently: Columnist for CBC Radio and producer for Metro Morning
• Favourite DC campus spot: The Chronicle newsroom
Before coming to DC, Manjula Selvarajah’s career focused on making topics compelling and palatable as vice-president of Toronto start-up software firm Eloqua. A career pivot brought her to the journalism program at Durham College (DC) and she now focuses on finding and sharing the truth about information and presenting it as frankly as possible.
As a Toronto-based freelance journalist, Selvarajah talks to CBC radio audiences across the country about interesting developments in technology. She has guest hosted CBC Radio’s Toronto music show, Big City Small World, and presented a column called Live and Learn on CBC’s Fresh Air. She also co-hosted one of the few English shows on Canadian Tamil television, Crossroads on Tamil Vision International.
Selvarajah is also the co-founder of the volunteer-run organization Tamil Women Rising, and has volunteered extensively with the Canadian Tamil Youth Development Centre, the Canadian Tamil Congress, and for fundraisers in support of the Tamil Studies Conference and charities in the north and east of Sri Lanka. She is also involved in the DC community, chairing the college’s Journalism Advisory Committee and having returned to DC in February to speak to students during the annual Alumni in the Pit event.