Emma Gilchrist


Emma Gilchrist is co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Narwhal, an award-winning online magazine that publishes in-depth and investigative journalism about Canada’s natural world.

The Narwhal is a pioneer of non-profit journalism in Canada and is supported by more than 1,000 monthly members and a wide variety of foundations. In April 2019, The Narwhal became the sole Canadian member of the Institute for Nonprofit News, recognizing its adherence to strict standards of editorial independence and financial transparency. In its first year of operation, The Narwhal was a finalist for 16 national journalism awards.

Gilchrist has worked as a reporter and editor in Canada and the U.K., including a stint at the Calgary Herald, where she started a column on the environment that grew into a weekly section of the newspaper. When she’s not tethered to her computer, she’s happiest on a surf board.