Words that matter

This is a portfolio of some of Allyson Rowley’s writing. Welcome!

An award-winning writer and editor, I’ve worked for close to 20 years as a communications specialist at a number of universities, including McGill, McMaster, the University of British Columbia, and the University of Toronto.

• I’ve reported on scientific and scholarly research, covering topics from cannabis legalization to antimicrobial resistance, from optoelectronics to optimal aging.

• I’ve told the stories of hundreds of VIPs (Very Interesting People) on and off campus — students, bus drivers, professors, researchers, scientists, artists, staff members, alumni, and philanthropists.

• I’ve contributed to raising millions in philanthropic funds through cases for support, proposals, grant applications, direct appeal collateral, and legacy giving communications.

Here’s a short story about me.