Miro Cernetig
Miro Cernetig is an award-winning journalist who also owns Catalytico—ideas in motion, a boutique firm that develops creative strategies and manages brands. He is also co-founder of CityAge, an international media and conference company that looks at the business of city building in our urban century.

Miro has worked across Canada, North America and Asia, serving as the Globe and Mail's bureau chief in Beijing, New York, Vancouver, Edmonton and the Arctic. He was also the Quebec bureau chief for the Toronto Star. During his 25-year career Miro has worked in film, print and digital mediums for the Globe and Mail, the CBC, the Toronto Star and most recently as a staff columnist at the Vancouver Sun.

Miro's writing -- on business, culture, politics and public policy -- has also appeared in ROB Magazine, the New York Times, the Economist, the International Herald Tribune and People Magazine.

His TV documentaries have been broadcast in dozens of countries. Miro’s most recent documentary, Carbon Hunters, is being broadcast in primetime in Canada, the United States and other countries.

He was the recipient of the National Newspaper Award in 2001 for international reporting. He currently lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he is owner of Catalytico -- ideas in motion, bringing his national and international experience to creative strategy development.

Entries by Miro Cernetig

The Google of Medicine

(0) Comments | Posted April 13, 2012 | 11:40 AM

We live in an age when the stethoscope, one of modern medicine's oldest tools, and the microchip, the device powering the digital revolution, are now linked. It presents the most exciting healthcare breakthrough we have today.

Call it the age of Medical Meta Data. It's the focus of a cutting-edge...

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Putin's Bearish Threats to Canada's Arctic

(11) Comments | Posted March 12, 2012 | 1:53 PM

When he flew into the Arctic a few years ago for one of his manly photo-ops, this time with a polar bear his image-makers had tranquilized on the ice, Vladimir Putin looked at the unconscious beast and declared: "He's the real master of the Arctic."

We were all...

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Jim Green's Life: An Opera We Should All Applaud

(1) Comments | Posted February 21, 2012 | 8:01 AM

The sad news is now out. Jim Green, a veritable force of nature on Vancouver's civic scene for decades, is battling cancer. And it's spreading.

If you know Mr. Green, you also know it's not smart to ever count out the man with the black fedora, his sartorial...

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Oil Orgy and Canada's New Man in London

(5) Comments | Posted October 14, 2011 | 3:18 PM

Out of the frying pan and into the oil -- Alberta oil, that is.

That's where former B.C. premier Gordon Campbell found himself in one of his first official public appearances as Canada's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.

Attending The Energy Roundtable's gathering of Canadian and European...

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With Osama bin Laden Gone, U.S. Asks Pakistan the Same, Troubling Questions

(8) Comments | Posted July 10, 2011 | 7:12 PM

It should come as no surprise the United States is holding back $800 million of aid to Pakistan. We've been down this road before. And it's good we're on that road again.

I was in Pakistan days after the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center as a...

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Battleground Vancouver: We Look World-Class Silly

(21) Comments | Posted June 17, 2011 | 10:04 PM

"Dude, what is up with your fans?!?"

That was from a friend in Boston, the first email in my inbox after I go back home from the Vancouver Stanley Cup riot.

Here was the second email, from another friend a few thousand kilometers away, watching Lotusland burn on live on...

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Vancouver: No Place for Globaphobes

(12) Comments | Posted June 14, 2011 | 7:46 AM

Vancouver is a city that likes to brand itself as Canada's "Pacific Gateway," a global portal to the world. Like everyone else, we want our fair share of Asia's game-changing, economic boom.

Yet when Asia shows interest, Vancouverites have a history of responding with what you might call globaphobia. Sure,...

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