Robert Mackenzie

Copy Editor, Copywriter, Editor, Ghostwriter

Freelance writer and editor

I'm a young writer with plenty of experience reporting and writing education, science, tech, travel, sports and culture stories. My work has been published in Maclean's, the Toronto Star, Vice and The Verge, among other publications. In my writing, I aim to make complex issues easily digestible for those without expert knowledge in the field.
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Ryerson University, Bachelor of Journalism
Trinity College Dublin, Master of Science, Interactive Digital Media
Toronto, ON, Canada|English

Science & Tech

A Struggling Town Is Reviving Itself With... Geocaching

Wilberforce, Ontario just lost its only bank branch—now, residents are hoping an early internet trend can help revive the town.

March 29th, 2018
The earth’s rotation is slowing, and that points to a big year for earthquakes

A recent study has theorized that there will be an increase in quakes over the next few years, raising the question of whether the “big one” could strike B.C. sooner than even the pessimists thought.

December 5th, 2017
Thalidomide was a disaster. And it’s available in Canada again.

Thalidomide has been repurposed in Canada, playing a fundamental role in how multiple myeloma, the world’s second most common blood cancer, is treated today.

March 30th, 2017
One giant leap for art: The sculpture that’s headed to the Moon

Banon has been working on Vitae for more than five years. In 2012, a model of Vitae achieved its first flight to the edge of space attached to a weather balloon. This month, the project will be entering phase three: deployment on board the International Space Station (ISS) in order to test its materials and properties in microgravity.

February 3rd, 2017
Visit scenic Luxembourg and mine a few asteroids

Maybe you’ve read the wild stories about the US companies aiming to mine in space. But most people have paid less attention to the country aiming to be the US’s commercial competitor: Luxembourg.

June 13th, 2016


Canada’s Top School for Reputation 2020: University of Toronto

For the fifth straight year, the University of Toronto has topped the Maclean’s ranking as Canada’s top school by reputation.

October 3rd, 2019
Canada’s Top School for Medical Doctoral (Tie) and Reputation 2019: University of Toronto

For the first time since 2005, UofT has tied with McGill for the No. 1 spot on our ranking of Medical Doctoral universities. Using our current methodology, U of T has now occupied the top rung on 13 occasions, compared with McGill’s 16 victories.

October 11th, 2018
Teaching reconciliation as part of certificate program at FNU

The curriculum at First Nations University has always had a strong focus on reconciliation. But after the Truth and Reconciliation Commission released their Calls to Action in 2015, the school decided to create a new certificate to underscore their work on the subject.

February 10th, 2018
Nuclear testing and safety program at Loyalist College

This September, Loyalist College, which has its main campus in Belleville, Ont., launched its new one-year radiation safety certificate program. The program teaches students how to track and record radioactivity, conduct inspections and train others on proper safety procedures, among other skills.

December 20th, 2017
Gold medal learning: Olympic athletes continue their education

In November 2016, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University announced an eight-year partnership that will provide 1,200 former Team Canada athletes with scholarships to study at the school.

December 19th, 2017


The Finnish Invasion: How Finland is producing top talent at a stunning rate

The Winnipeg Jets and Florida Panthers were playing back-to-back games in Helsinki on Nov. 1 and 2, as part of the NHL’s Global Series

January 3rd, 2019
Coming off a season filled with struggles and heartache, Ekman-Larsson soldiers on in the desert

Oliver Ekman-Larsson endured injury and emotional trauma last season. This year, he's been mentioned in trade speculation – which was vehemently denied by GM John Chayka – as the Arizona Coyotes struggle through yet another trying campaign.

January 18th, 2018
Playing on home ice the best cure for Canada’s world junior woes

Since 2000, Team Canada has won 91.9 percent of their games played in Canada, as opposed 71.8 percent abroad. In fact, they play better in almost every imaginable way at home.

December 27th, 2016
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