Scott Simmie

Media and Communications

Scott is a former multimedia journalist with a cross-platform background at CBC National News and the Toronto Star. The co-author of three best-selling books (one on China and two on mental health), Scott has lived and worked in the UK, China and Russia. Despite a couple of near-disasters while taking hang-gliding as a teenager, Scott has maintained a fascination with flight through his adult years. He has flown in an F/A-18 (including 6.8G on take-off), a World War II glider, and a hot air balloon. His biggest claim to fame is drumming for Chinese rock star Cui Jian. But what he’s most proud of…is his son.