Brigitte Tousignant

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Brigitte Tousignant
Scientific Communicator, Communications
Brigitte Tousignant

Brigitte is the Scientific Communicator in the Communications Team at Mila. In 2020, she obtained a master’s degree in journalism from Concordia University, where she completed a thesis at the intersection of AI and journalism entitled, “A Hybrid Analysis of the State of Automated Journalism in Canada: Current Impact and Future Implications for Journalists and Newsrooms.”

Previously, Brigitte worked as a freelance journalist with bylines in Le Devoir, the National Observer, the Toronto Star, Global News, and the Goethe Institut. She was a guest on the Automated Podcast to discuss AI’s impact on journalism.

She is the co-laureate of the 2019 Prix Judith Jasmin and 2019 Michener Award finalist for her reporting on Tainted H2O—a national collaborative investigation into lead levels in Canadian drinking water that revealed a patchwork of provincial regulations that left Canadians exposed to levels of lead comparable to or higher than those in Flint, Michigan, during that city’s 2015 lead crisis.

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