CBC Radio

For over a decade, Jane created, edited, hosted and produced engaging content on CBC Radio.


  • Three seasons of the limited series Workology was produced between 2001–2003, focusing on how we negotiate our place and purpose as ‘cogs in the modern workplace machine’. It was co-created with veteran CBC producer Ira Basen, wily field reporter Nick Purdon and in-house clock-watcher, Lisa Ayuso.

  • Creator and editor of Wanted Words, a popular CBC radio segment 1999–2001

  • Host of Radio One’s And Sometimes Y, a show about language and words, 2008–2009

  • Host of Radio One’s Home, a series about the social construction of domesticity, 2003

  • Host of Radio One’s The Omnivore, a series on eating and drinking, 2005

  • Guest host of CBC Radio One’s ‘Q’, summer 2009

  • Producer, Network Current Affairs, Radio One, This Morning, Sounds Like Canada, The Sunday Edition, 1998-2007


Other Recent Projects

In 2015, The Dept supported the Town of Whitby to consider food and street vending. On behalf of MASS LBP, the Dept of Words & Deeds comp...

Whitby Food Truck Policy Review

Jane co-wrote this revised edition of the bestselling compendium of curious information. Before there was Buzzfeed, there was the Book of...

The Book of Lists – 2017 Edition

Jane created and delivered this wildly popular radio segment, which spun off into two best-selling publications. What do you call a weekl...

Wanted Words

WalkShops helped Westbank engage the community on design, priorities and heritage for the Honest Ed's site. Jane co-designed and facilita...

Mirvish Village – Westbank

Dept of Words & Deeds

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Toronto, ON  M4M 2T4

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