Sheena Goodyear


Sheena Goodyear is a web journalist with CBC Radio's As It Happens in Toronto. She is equally comfortable tackling complex and emotionally difficult stories that hold truth to power, or spinning quirky yarns about the weird and wonderful things people get up to all over the world. She has a particular passion for highlighting stories from LGBTQ communities. Originally from Newfoundland and Labrador, her work has appeared on CBC News, Sun Media, the Globe & Mail, the Toronto Star, VICE News and more. You can reach her at

Latest from Sheena Goodyear

Illustrator stands by graphic novel of Anne Frank's diary that got Texas teacher fired

The artist who illustrated a graphic novel adaptation of Anne Frank’s diary was shocked to learn it may have played a role in getting a Texas teacher fired.

These authors say Open AI stole their books to train ChatGPT. Now they're suing

The Authors Guild, a U.S. trade group for writers, filed the proposed class-action on Tuesday on behalf of 17 plaintiffs, including big literary names John Grisham, Jodi Picoult, Roxane Gay, Suzanne Collins, Doug Preston George R.R. Martin and Jonathan Franzen.

Why Icelandic TikTok has dubbed this guy 'the smartest man in Canada'

A Canadian geography nerd has become a bit of a TikTok sensation in Iceland after he wowed a social media influencer with his detailed knowledge of the country.

Trudeau went public with India allegations because it was going to come out in the media: minister 

Canada's minister of emergency preparedness says the prime minister publicly implicated India in the murder of a Canadian citizen because he learned the story was going to come out in the media.

After 8 years in an Iranian prison, Siamak Namazi shines light on those left behind 

Siamak Namazi, freed in a U.S.-Iran prisoner swap, issued a dire warning about those who are still trapped in Evin Prison, and what the future might hold if Iran is allowed to keep using foreign nationals as diplomatic hostages.

What does a mummy smell like? Woodsy and sweet, with 'note of pistachio'

Scientists have recreated the scent of the embalming fluid used to preserve a noblewoman more than 3,500 years ago — and they say it's quite lovely, indeed.

As hundreds of Bahraini inmates end hunger strike, one man is holding strong

Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, who was jailed after participating in the Arab Spring, says he's being denied necessary health care for his eyes and heart. Now his daughter, who is living in exile, says she'll risk her own freedom to save him.

The 1st openly trans Conservative candidate calls out party's new gender policies

The Conservative Party’s newly adopted policies limiting gender-affirming health care for youth will cause “significant damage” to transgender kids, says Hannah Hodson.

Friends with benefits? These birds make strategic connections to get better food

Sometimes getting what you want in life comes down to who you know — a lesson a group of wild jackdaws in England learned rather quickly. In an experiment, the birds learned to ditch old friends and form new social connections in pursuit of tasty treats. 

'Tenacious' Australian magpies help each other remove scientists' tracking devices

A group of Australian magpies have slipped free of their GPS tracking devices — to both the chagrin and the delight of the scientists who were studying them.