Sofia Donato

Features Writer

Sofia Donato is a journalism student at Carleton University in OttawaWhen she's not writing, you can find her teaching at her karate dojo or playing with her dog, Leia.

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Introducing Catherine Clark, the host of Her-Spective

Introducing Catherine Clark, the host of Her-Spective

Photo: Michelle Valberg The world around us is constantly evolving. With the help of journalists from across the country, Canadians stay informed of the events occurring around them. To highlight the motivating, courageous, and diverse voices of women in Canadian media, Invest Ottawa and Syntax Strategic [...]

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Incorporating Indigenous stories into mainstream media

Incorporating Indigenous stories into mainstream media

Tanya Talaga, Ojibwe author and journalist, participated in the Her-Spectives Speaker Series' first interview on Wednesday March 3, 2020. Talaga, a visionary for reconciliation in Canada and a highly sought after keynote speaker, specialises in telling Indigenous stories from across Canada. To showcase [...]

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Ottawa's newest fine dining destination – Aiana Restaurant

Ottawa's newest fine dining destination – Aiana Restaurant

Ottawa’s downtown core has a new fine dining destination. Aiana Restaurant promises a memorable lunch or dinner with their balance of classic cooking techniques and innovative recipes. Due to COVID-19, Aiana Restaurant experienced many delays in the construction but the farm-to-table fine dining [...]

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The historical novel God’s Zoo is now available in English

The historical novel God’s Zoo is now available in English

Title: God’s Zoo Author: Pablo Urbanyi Published by: Guernica Editions ISBN13: 9781771835701 ISBN10: 1771835702 Translated from Spanish by Natalia Hero Author and long-time resident of Ottawa, Pablo Urbanyi's best-selling Spanish novel God’s Zoo has been released in English. The Story: [...]

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Finish This Sentence tells a moving story of self healing and forgiveness

Finish This Sentence tells a moving story of self healing and forgiveness

Finish This Sentence Author: Leslie Roach ISBN: 978-1-77415-026-9 Paperback: 104 pages Finish This Sentence is a moving collection of poems telling a story of racism and the lengthy journey of healing. Published in October 2020, the poems follow the themes of hope, anger, and self-forgiveness, while [...]

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Everyone is invited to a Zoom birthday party for Landon Pearson

Everyone is invited to a Zoom birthday party for Landon Pearson

Above: The Honourable Landon Pearson speaks at The Landon Pearson Centre on National Child Day, November, 2015 (PHOTO: THE LANDON PEARSON CENTRE, CARLETON UNIVERSITY) The Honourable Landon Pearson has played an important role in Canada’s history, especially through her long-time advocacy work [...]

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Oat & Mill non-dairy ice cream is looking towards a more sustainable future

Oat & Mill non-dairy ice cream is looking towards a more sustainable future

Over the past decade, there has been a rise in the popularity of non-dairy products, including desserts. As many people are lactose intolerant or allergic to dairy, there is often a shortage of non-dairy products that do not sacrifice the great flavour. Introducing Oat & Mill, a dairy-free and vegan [...]

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Blue Door at your Door – A blues music broadcast event in support of the Ottawa Mission

Blue Door at your Door – A blues music broadcast event in support of the Ottawa Mission

Above: Blue Door at your Door features a star-studded line-up, including the legendary Downchild Blues Band. Blue Door at your Door presented by Caivan Communities is a special television broadcast in support of the life-changing programs of The Ottawa Mission, featuring some of Canada’s top [...]

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Introducing The Shad Pad — an innovative approach to fighting gender inequality

Introducing The Shad Pad — an innovative approach to fighting gender inequality

Above: One winning team of Shad2020's on-line program will build and fly their experiment on a future flight of Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket. When thinking about gender equality, one rarely thinks of space exploration, let alone menstruation in space. One group of Canadian students looked [...]

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Ruby announces their newest Mississauga location

Ruby announces their newest Mississauga location

Leading ecommerce fulfillment company Ruby Has has announced their Canadian expansion plans for the year. The company, which has five locations in the U.S., has said their Toronto location will be moved to a larger facility in Mississauga that represents a 300 per cent increase in Ruby Has’ Canadian [...]

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