I am a writer, photographer and award-winning student. I went back to school at Conestoga College after having three children to fulfil my dream of being a journalist.
I am a print journalism student, but I am the peer tutor for both the print and broadcast programs.
I love people's stories and want to share them with the world. I enjoy going to events and speaking to people, photographing and filming them.
I am an editor and reporter for Spoke at Conestoga College.
I do family and event photography for my own business, Joy Struthers Photography.
This summer I excelled in a work study for 88.3 CJIQ. I was the newscaster for the afternoon drive and loved every minute of it.
My skills as a print and radio broadcast journalist would be an asset to any company and I am very excited to share what I can do.
BY JOY STRUTHERS The Kitchener Zombie Walk dug up more zombies and characters this year than ever before. The eighth annual walk on Oct. 15 started at the Kitchener Public Library and featured zombies of all types and ages, zombie hunters, predator and even a man dressed up as a wrestler, the Ultimate Warrior.
BY JOY STRUTHERS The terrifying reality is this - Donald Trump is the president elect of the United States of America. How could this have happened? So many things pointed to Hillary Clinton winning the race. Her experience and her lifelong goals for public service made her the clear choice.
BY JOY STRUTHERS The opening night of the 10th annual Grand River Film Festival at the Dunfield Theatre in Cambridge brought a serious issue to the attention of the community, the problem of homelessness. The film Lowdown Tracks by Shelley Saywell showcased homeless musicians in the Toronto area celebrating their music and expressing their vulnerability.
BY JOY STRUTHERS Festival Sunday in Eden Mills showcases Canada's writers and publishers and the topics they care most about. Nestled in the Eramosa River Valley just outside of Guelph, the picturesque village provides a perfect backdrop for spoken word, storytelling and song.
BY JOY STRUTHERS Around 300 citizens protested in front of Guelph City Hall Sept. 26 before the council meeting regarding the Nestle water deal in Aberfoyle. Coun. James Gordon was to introduce a motion that would allow the community to speak about the deal at a future meeting, before any decisions would be made, and many wanted to show their support.
BY JOY STRUTHERS The vigil in memory of Canada's missing and murdered aboriginal women and girls in Guelph Oct. 4 was personal and emotional. Guelph resident Dana Nuttley spoke about his ex-wife Denise Bourdeau who was murdered before her 40th birthday. She had three children, one of which was Nuttley's son Sean. It has been incredibly difficult for Sean who faces depression and addiction problems like so many survivors.
BY JOY STRUTHERS The opening reception of the Artful Aging Exhibition celebrated aging gracefully and creatively. It was held on the second floor of the Ashlar Gallery, which is located in a limestone building that used to house the Guelph Civic Museum. This collection of art pieces inspired me to consider many aspects of aging. I especially enjoyed the performance piece Bind by artist Maureen Ellis. The issues she spoke about were both heart breaking and hopeful.