Hayley Woodin is the executive editor of Business in Vancouver, British Columbia’s leading business publication and breaking news website. She is one of a handful of journalists in the world to be recognized with a 2022 Overseas Press Club Foundation Scholar Award.
In March 2020, she became the first executive editor in Business in Vancouver Media Group’s 30-year history. She leads the company’s magazine portfolio, helps guides a broad range of editorial activities, and is focused on strengthening BIV‘s subscriber base.
She is currently on leave from her full-time role and living in New York City, where she is pursuing a Master of Science in Journalism at the world-renowned Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Hayley joined BIV in 2016 as a multimedia journalist. She has appeared on Global News Morning more than 500 times, has hosted and produced radio and/or podcast content for five years, and has contributed expansively to BIV‘s print and digital publications.
In 2018, she spent a month reporting from Southeast Asia as one of three journalists in Canada selected as 2017-18 Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada media fellows.
In 2017, she reported for BIV from Silicon Valley, and was one of 20 journalists from around the world selected to take part in the inaugural Investigative Journalism Intensive at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.
In 2015, Hayley travelled to Central America to investigate Canadian mining operations and their impacts on rural and Indigenous communities. She was the first international journalist to visit Tahoe Resources’ controversial silver mine in Guatemala, and one of a handful to investigate the issues surrounding Goldcorp’s active and reclaimed mines in Guatemala and Honduras.
Hayley is passionate about a variety of international, environmental, political and cultural issues. Resource development is among them, as are terrorism, human rights, climate change and trade.
She graduated with distinction from Kwantlen Polytechnic University in 2014. While completing her bachelor of journalism degree, she spent six months studying international journalism, terrorism and political Islam at the University of Central Lancashire in England. She also spent six weeks undergoing conflict zone reporting training at the Canadian Manoeuvre Training Centre in Wainwright, Alberta.
A lifetime ago, Hayley served her community as Miss White Rock 2008, and as a Miss British Columbia Ambassador when the Olympics came to Vancouver. These were both highly involved ambassador positions that included extensive fundraising, public speaking and community engagement, and more than a thousand hours of volunteering.
Two lifetimes ago, Hayley rocked out in an all-girl band called the Chickabooms. Highlights from this time include performing in front of 10,000 people at the half-time show at a major Canada Day festival, playing live on a popular morning radio program and being a finalist in the Pacific National Exhibition’s Star Search competition.