Jacquie Labatt is a Toronto-based photographer and writer. Through her work, she seeks to advocate for positive change in global health and human rights. Her words and images have appeared in a variety of publications including The Economist, the Canadian Press, USA Today, Good Morning America/Yahoo, Huffington Post, the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, Toronto Life, and ELLE Canada.
In addition to photojournalism, Jacquie’s professional experience includes fifteen years as an international marketing executive for two Fortune 500 companies. In that capacity, and pursuant to several non-profit board appointments, Jacquie has travelled extensively throughout the world. She is currently Chair of the University of Toronto Medical School’s Department of Psychiatry cabinet. Past board involvement include Human Rights Watch Canada, McKinsey and Company's Global Gender Study Advisory Board, Dignitas International, and Sick Kids’ Healthy Kids International.
Fluent in English and French, with a working knowledge of Russian and German, Jacquie is a graduate of McGill University and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.