|Centre||Arts, Design and Information Technology|
|Schools||School of Fashion and Jewellery|
|Office Address||160 Kendal Avenue|
Over the past three decades, Sarah B. Hood has built a
national reputation as a journalist focusing on topics
like food, culture, urban life and sustainability. She has published hundreds
of article in outlets including The
National Post, The Globe and Mail
and Canadian Business. Her most
recent book, We Sure Can!, combines a
broad discussion of the recent repopularization of home food canning with 100
recipes gleaned from cooks across North America. She has served as editor of
three national Canadian magazines and is currently a contributing editor with
the award-winning Spacing magazine.
She is frequently called upon to offer public lectures and webinars.
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 move 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!
MA, Near Eastern Studies (Assyriology), University of Toronto, 1983BA (Honours), Classics (Classical Philology), Concordia University, 1981Diploma, Fine Arts, CÉGEP de Vieux-Montreal, 1977
Areas Of Specialization
Areas Of Expertise
Journalism, print & digital writing & publishing, arts &
culture, social history (especially culinary and costume history), fashion &
design, sustainability policy & practice, construction, tourism,
1988-present: Freelance journalist and author1998-present: Professor (partial load), George Brown College CADIT & CCET, Toronto1993-2003: Founder & Director, Cadmus Communications, Toronto1991-1993: Director of Communications, Toronto Theatre Alliance, Toronto1987-1990: Communications Consultant, Ontario Human Resources Secretariat, Toronto1987-1990: Communications Consultant, Manifest Communications, Toronto1987-1990: Communications Consultant, Rhéal Leroux & Associates, Ottawa1984-1987: Communications & Policy Officer, Commissioner of Official Languages, Ottawa
Culinary Historians of Canada (board member)City of Toronto Volunteer Historic Cooks ProgramLeslieville Farmers’ Market (founding volunteer)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), Women's Culinary Network
Shortlisted, Canadian Business Media Awards, 2016Shortlisted, Taste Canada, the Food Writing Awards, 2012Shortlisted, Kenneth R. Wilson Awards, 2010Honorable Mention, National Magazine Awards, 1990
We Sure Can! How Jams and Pickles are
Reviving the Lure and Lore of Local Food, Arsenal Pulp Press, Vancouver, 2011.
"Shadowy Existence: Shadowland's
Creative Design Community", Community Engaged Theatre and Performance, ed.
Julie Salverson, Critical Perspectives on Canadian Theatre in English, volume
19, Playwrights Canada Press, 2011.
"Pickerel, Pork and President's Choice,
a historical food map of Toronto", The Edible City: Toronto’s Food from
Farm to Fork, Coach House Books, Toronto, 2009.
"Power to the People", GreenTOpia:
Towards a Sustainable Toronto, Coach House Books, Toronto, 2007.
"Urban Enchantment: What city-lovers can
learn from theatre in public space", The State of the Arts: Living With
Culture in Toronto, Coach House Books, Toronto, 2006.
Toronto: The Unknown City, with Howard Akler,
Arsenal Pulp Press, Vancouver, 2003
Practical Pedalling: A companion for everyday
cycling in Toronto, Detour Publications, Toronto, 1998
"Image Theatre", Contemporary
Issues in Canadian Drama, ed. Per Brask, Blizzard Publishing, Winnipeg, 1995.