Barbara Kay studied English Literature – undergrad at U of Toronto and graduate studies at McGill. For many years she taught literature and composition part time at various Quebec Cegeps. She was also very active on the book review circuit.
Since 2003, Barbara has been a weekly columnist for the National Post. Since 2018, she has also been a weekly columnist for The PostMillennial.com and a regular columnist for the Canadian Jewish News until it ceased publication in April 2020. Since Sept 2019, Barbara has been a monthly columnist for the Epoch Times newspaper.
Barbara is a regular contributor to a number of radio talk shows, both local and national. She has appeared twice at Idea City. She is the author of three books: a biography, a cultural memoir and a murder mystery.
Barbara sits on the advisory and/or executive board of the Canadian Association for Equality; the Canadian Institute for Jewish Research; and the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms.
Awards: Woodrow Wilson Fellowship (1964); National Coalition of Men’s 2009 award for gender fairness in journalism; Diamond Jubilee medal for excellence in journalism (2013)