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

The wage gap for women in Canada's tech sector is only getting worse: report

The wage gap between women and men in Canada's tech sector has tripled over the course of five years, a new report shows.

D.C. woman finds 2,000-year-old Mayan vase at thrift store and returns it to Mexico

For five years, Anna Lee Dozier had no idea she had an ancient Mayan artifact on display at her home.

Alaska man helps trapped and shrieking baby moose — while avoiding its mama

When Spencer Warren pulled up at work on Friday morning in Homer, Alaska, he heard a strange, high-pitched creaking sound from the nearby lake. 

Retired New York firefighter comes out in his obituary: 'I was gay all my life'

Edward Thomas Ryan, an 85-year-old retired firefighter and veterans’ advocate from Rensselaer, N.Y., announced in his obituary: "I was gay all my life."

Maryland just issued 175,000 pot pardons. Can Canada do the same?

Maryland’s governor issued 175,000 pardons for marijuana convictions in one fell swoop on Monday, as a Canadian pot pardon program continues to lag five years after it was introduced.

Meats and cheeses hanging from a greasy pole in Philadelphia finally cut down after a month

Every year in Philadelphia, people try to climb a 10-metre pole greased with lard in order to snag prizes, including fine Italian meats and cheeses. This year's game was so successful that only some provolone and spicy salami remained — and remained, and remained, and remained.

Ugandan pipeline opponent found badly beaten on the side of the road, says lawyer

A Ugandan activist was abducted from the streets of Kampala, then found nearly a week later badly beaten by the side of the road outside the city, say his lawyer and his employer.

This magician is running out of room for his record-breaking Ghostbusters collection

Darren McQuade, a professional magician from Essex, England, has secured the Guinness world record for largest collection of Ghostbusters memorabilia, with 2,012 items. 

Elephants may have names for each other that humans don't know, study finds

Elephants appear to know their own names, according to a new study. Not the very nicknames we humans sometimes give them, but their own, unique elephant names, which they use to call to each other.

Hospital treating war victims in Sudan shuts down after rebels attack

On Sunday, rebels from the Rapid Support Forces (paramilitary Group stormed the South Hospital in the city of El Fasher, opened fire, looted drugs and medical equipment, and made off with an ambulance, says Doctors Without Borders.