Derek StoffelGuest-speaker for the 35th annual Minifie lecture which is being held at the University of Regina on Tuesday Oct. 6 is CBC foreign correspondent Derek Stoffel (pictured above).

Currently based in Jerusalem, Stoffel has been in the thick of a lot of stories lately, from the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis to the Mohamed Fahmy “trial” in Egypt to the intense fighting that broke out in the Gaza Strip last summer between Hamas and Israeli forces that cost over 2000 Palestinian civilians their lives. Prior to that, Stoffel spent time in Afghanistan covering the Canadian military effort in that war-torn country.

Stoffel was born and raised in Regina, and holds degrees in journalism and political science from the University of Regina. The topic of his talk is “Staying in the Field: Why Face-To-Face Journalism Matters”. The Minifie lecture is sponsored by the U of R School of Journalism, and it will be held Tuesday at the Education Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.