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Adrian Brijbassi

Adrian Brijbassi, Guyanese, Canadian journalist. Fellowship, Southampton College, 2001. Member of Asian American Journalists Association, Canada Club of New York.


  • Brijbassi, Adrian was born on August 21, 1971 in New Amsterdam, Guyana. Arrived in the United States, 1996. Son of Navin Chandradatt and Sumintra Brijbassi.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Applied Arts, Ryerson University, 1993. Master of Fine Arts, Southampton College, Long Island University, 2004.


    • Sports editor The Eye Opener, Toronto, Canada, 1992. Co-president and editor Sports Ink, 1993—1994. Sports copy editor The Poughkeepsie Journal, New York, 1994.

      Sports editor The Pembroke Observer, Canada, 1994—1996. Associate news editor New York Newsday, 1996—1997, associate sports editor, 1997—1999, assistant sports editor, since 1999.


    • 50 Mission Cap
    • Inspired by the Tragically Hip song of the same name, 50 Mission Cap is a quintessentially Canadian story told by a former junior hockey reporter.
    • Author: (novels) 50 Mission Cap, 2001, (short stories) Canada Geese Mate for Life, 2003 (Sarah Tucker award, 2003), Nothing to be Afraid Of, 2003 (Whitman award, 2003), Repairs, 2004 (Whitman award, 2004).


    Member of Asian American Journalists Association, Canada Club of New York.



    Hockey, basketball, travel, tutoring.


    • Married Julia Marie Pelish, June 23, 1995.
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    Born August 21, 1971
    (age 46)
    • 1993
      Ryerson University
    • 2004
      Southampton College
    • 1992
      Sports editor The Eye Opener
      Toronto, Ohio, United States
    • 1993 - 1994
      co-president and editor Sports Ink
    • 1994 - 1996
      sports editor The Pembroke Observer
    • 1994
      sports copy editor The Poughkeepsie Journal
      New York, United States
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