Fabian DawsonAward Winning Journalist
areas of expertise
- Media Expert
A multiple-award winning journalist, Fabian Dawson is an internationally acclaimed author, filmmaker and media expert based in Vancouver. His work over the last three decades spans the globe and he also serves as a consultant/strategic advisor to a variety of international companies.
Fabian was named the 2019 recipient of the Bruce Hutchison Lifetime Achievement Award at Jack Webster Awards, which is one of the most prestigious journalism accolades in Canada.
Until August of 2016, he was the deputy editor-in-chief of The Province newspaper in Vancouver, which is part of the Postmedia group, Canada’s largest media organization. He was also the editor of Vancouverdesi.com, Canada’s biggest South Asian news portal.
A recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee Medal, he is cited as among the top 100 influential South Asians in Vancouver by the Vancouver Sun and was honoured by the Vancouver-based Darpan Magazine and the Chetna Association of Canada for his work within the South Asian media.
Dawson is a much sought-after media commentator on Asian affairs and has been called to speak to Members of Parliament in Canada’s House of Commons on matters pertaining to national security and at international seminars sponsored by organizations like the United Nations. He also speaks regularly at seminars for Canadian police officers, crown prosecutors and social workers.
Fabian has been invited by the governments of India, Malaysia, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong and the United States to act as a media observer/advisor on a variety of Asian-Canada issues. He was also a member of the 2010 World Expo Journalist observer team in Shanghai; an advance team of Canadian journalists to the Turin Winter Olympics to help prepare media coverage for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics and was invited by the Taiwan government to observe their preparations for the Manila APEC.