Kenny Yum
Kenny Yum is the managing editor of HuffPost Canada. He was previously the editor of The Globe and Mail's website, and managing editor of digital at The National Post.

Entries by Kenny Yum

Here's The Proven Secret On Achieving Diversity In A Canadian Newsroom

(6) Comments | Posted May 13, 2017 | 3:12 PM

Dear fellow media executive,

Too many times in my career, I have had to remind myself that the colour of my skin matters.

Too many times, when I would rather focus on where merit has brought me, I have to say it matters that a Chinese-Canadian journalist could be...

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How We'd Like To Remember That Bromance

(20) Comments | Posted November 20, 2016 | 5:54 PM

Let's take this last long look at The Bromance.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Barack Obama attended the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation leaders' summit this weekend. The conference in Peru was dominated by talk about global trade in the wake of the upcoming Presidency of Donald Trump....

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Reflections And Gratitude On HuffPost Canada's Fifth Anniversary

(3) Comments | Posted May 24, 2016 | 4:36 PM

Five years ago, The Huffington Post looked north as a first step towards its ambition of going global. Though Canada made sense in terms of language, geography and culture, Canadians know full well there are distinct differences between our nations. It's with...

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Watch Election Night Live With HuffPost Canada

(5) Comments | Posted October 18, 2015 | 2:57 PM

The Huffington Post Canada presents its first-ever livestreaming event on election night, Oct. 19. It all starts with a pre-show at 8 p.m. ET, followed by our livestream at 8:30 p.m. ET. The livestream has now concluded. Thank you for visiting..


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This Last Beautiful Paragraph Says Everything About Marriage

(2) Comments | Posted June 27, 2015 | 1:54 PM

The majority opinion in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, which gave Americans the right to same-sex marriage, ends with this paragraph that sums up everything there is to say about marriage. The law can be so beautiful.

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Why We Want To Host The Leaders' Debate

(69) Comments | Posted May 20, 2015 | 5:56 PM

We couldn't agree more that the federal election debates need a refresher. So last week HuffPost Canada and Twitter Canada, along with Samara Canada, submitted a proposal that invites federal parties to a debate worthy of a connected and social age.

Canadians are busy, make no mistake. But we're...

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Stephen Curry Can Make Your Jaw Drop, Just Watch

(1) Comments | Posted May 16, 2015 | 7:04 AM

Stephen Curry doesn't just do buzzer beaters. He does them from 62-feet away.

The Golden State Warrior dropped hit bomb at the end of the third quarter, helping his team beat Memphis 108-95 and put Golden State into the Western Conference finals.

So there's the 2015 NBA MVP.


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Two Years After the Boston Bombings, I'm Heading Back to Race

(0) Comments | Posted April 15, 2015 | 12:57 PM

So, why Boston?

It's a question you try to answer while explaining to your friends who don't run at all. You talk with newer runners or those who have been running for years. No doubt, people have heard of this race because it transcends this sport. It is a sporting...

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Why Cultural Sensitivity Should Never Trump Free Speech

(47) Comments | Posted January 8, 2015 | 12:40 PM

As a journalist, I have been trying to figure out what to say about the attacks in Paris Wednesday.

And it struck me that many of us in the press have had debates, incidents and events in our careers that govern our views of what it means to have...

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What I Learned From Running For 365 Days Straight

(3) Comments | Posted November 26, 2014 | 12:11 PM

I ran today.

Running streaks have to start somewhere and it was a year ago tomorrow, U.S. Thanksgiving Day, I went on a run.

This morning, I ran for the 365th straight day.

This is a post that in theory I've been thinking about writing for hundreds of days. If...

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I Flew Across the Country to Find Quiet

(0) Comments | Posted August 27, 2014 | 12:42 PM

I was on the road between Eugene and Portland. The phone was flashing an "E", seeking data, those bits and bytes that connect us. Content to save the battery, I put the phone on airplane mode. I did the same again a day later as I entered a trail in...

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Why I Choose Not To 'Round Up' In Life

(1) Comments | Posted August 15, 2014 | 9:27 AM

There was a time when every run started and ended with a zero. If my 12K run was in progress, I would not be content with a 11.95K, so for the last few minutes, I'd pay less attention to the road, waiting for my wrist to signal when I should...

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Why I Stopped Measuring Health With a Scale

(5) Comments | Posted June 16, 2014 | 12:45 PM

I used to love weighing myself after a summer long run. If I had a light breakfast and didn't hydrate, I'd instantly lose a few extra pounds. It was a nice bonus to being a long distance runner.

Today, that scale is tucked away in a closet and I can't...

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Terrorists Can't Take the Boston Marathon Away From Me

(1) Comments | Posted April 15, 2014 | 9:52 AM

About a year ago, I put on my blues and yellows, and did something I don't often do: I went out for a Tuesday run with a bunch of strangers. We did a few laps around Queen's Park. I saw others who looked familiar on my waterfront paths, only we...

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As a Runner, Can I Trust You to Drive Safely?

(10) Comments | Posted January 17, 2014 | 11:26 AM

Meg Menzies was one of us. A tweet informed me of her death a day after it happened. A few searches later, I gleaned the quick facts and as I read, my heart sank. Marathoner. Morning run. Drunk driver.

She could have been any of us....

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What Non-Runners Don't Understand

(15) Comments | Posted November 18, 2013 | 12:44 AM

The slap of the shoe on the pavement, the swing of one's arms, the gag-inducing pace, the hop to clear the curb, the bounce on the balls of the soles as the hill crests. The efficiency and speed, plodding by some, effortless by others. The repetitive motion and the heart...

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Canada's Digital Divide

(31) Comments | Posted November 14, 2013 | 7:36 AM

What is it like to be a citizen in a digital age? And what type of nation are we in a digitized world?

Many of us can't look away from our screens -- second screens, TV sets, mobile phones, desktops. Spend any time in a commuter train and you'll...

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Runners Are My Family -- These Bombs Hit Our Home

(0) Comments | Posted April 17, 2013 | 12:25 PM

The loneliest place to be in a race is at the start line. We've all been there, silent and still, standing in a corral with hundreds of strangers -- strangers who miles later would be comrades, who by the time you finished your 26.2 miles would be a brother or...

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At The Boston Marathon, The Sweetest Finish Is Soured

(2) Comments | Posted April 15, 2013 | 5:13 PM

It's been called the sweetest left turn in the world, the corner of Hereford that leads to the final stretch of the Boston Marathon on Boylston Street.

For a few hours, once a year, Boylston becomes the hallowed ground for thousands of runners. Boston on this day doesn't...

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Canadians In Boston Marathon 2013 Decry 'Attack' (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

(33) Comments | Posted April 15, 2013 | 4:24 PM

Rob Watson’s first Boston Marathon will be forever etched in his memory, but the elation he felt as the top Canadian racer was soon overcome by frustration and grief at bombings that rocked the finish line of the storied race.

Watson, who finished in 11th place with a time of...

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