Sarah B. Hood, MA

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Sarah B. Hood,


Over the past three decades, Sarah B. Hood has built a national reputation as a journalist and book author focusing on topics like food, culture, urban life and sustainability. She has published hundreds of articles in such outlets as the National Post, The Globe and Mail and Canadian Business. Her next book, Jams, Jellies and Marmalades: A Global History, is scheduled for release in Spring 2021 as part of the esteemed Edible series from Reaktion Books (UK).

She has taught at George Brown College since 1998. Initially, she was attached to what is now known as the Centre for Construction and Engineering Technologies (CCET), teaching communications and elective courses to apprentices and full-time students in the building trades. Later, she moved to the Centre for Arts, Design and Information Technology (CADIT), where she teaches communications and fashion courses. She has designed courses on journalism and business writing specifically for fashion students. Students in her journalism course publish a fashion magazine called Oh, George! She has also served as creative director of the year-end fashion show, THREADS.

Academic Credentials

MA, Near Eastern Studies (Assyriology), University of Toronto, 1983

BA (Honours), Classics (Classical Philology), Concordia University, 1981

Diploma, Fine Arts, CÉGEP de Vieux-Montreal, 1977

Areas of Specialization



Areas of Expertise


print & digital writing & publishing

arts & culture

social history (especially culinary and costume history)

fashion & design

sustainability policy & practice




Career Highlights

1993-2003: Founder & Director, Cadmus Communications, Toronto

1991-1993: Director of Communications, Toronto Theatre Alliance, Toronto

1984-1987: Communications & Policy Officer, Commissioner of Official Languages, Ottawa

Other Activities

Culinary Historians of Canada (board member)

Past member: Association of Cultural Executives, Canadian Theatre Critics Association (president), Caribbean Cultural Committee/Caribana, Costume Society of Ontario, du Maurier Ltd World Stage Festival (advisory committee), Festival of Canadian Theatre (vice chair), Todmorden Mills Museum and Cultural Centre (management board), Toronto City Cycling Committee (co-chair


Shortlisted, National Magazine Awards: B2B, 2010, 2016, 2019, 2020

Shortlisted, Taste Canada, the Food Writing Awards, 2012

Honorable Mention, National Magazine Awards, 1990