Rich Garton started his post-secondary education in Communication Studies at the University of Windsor in 2003. But after taking a Political science course as an elective, he fell in love with politics and decided to take on a double major. After five challenging but fulfilling years, Rich finally graduated with honours in 2008. Following his BA at Windsor, he made the trip down the 401 to the University of Western Ontario, where he earned a Master of Arts in journalism in 2009. Not ready to turn his back on school, Rich stuck around at Western for a few months as a Graduate Assistant before eventually landing a job as a writer and reporter for CTV News in Windsor. Shortly thereafter, Rich parlayed his many years of experience in the classroom into a role as a journalism instructor at St. Clair College.
Rich attributes much of his success to his years at the University of Windsor, where his professors instilled in him the many qualities needed in his daily working environment in television journalism, such as meeting deadlines and critical thinking. Rich says the variety of courses offered at Windsor means there’s never a dull moment in the classroom. But above all, he says the amount of knowledge passed on to him by his professors not only sharpened his mind, but also forever transformed him into a political junkie.