Work Samples

See below for a selection of my published work in various magazines and online publications.

The underlying causes of an escalating crisis

As a society we want to pathologize addiction without understanding why it happens

Better treatment for addiction?

Punishing users is ineffective. It’s time to look beyond jail and rehab centres

The urgency of a safe supply during COVID-19

Activists are calling the rising number of deaths in B.C. a political rather than a health crisis

Mental health a click away

The Canadian Government has invested in virtual mental health services, so why aren't we accessing them?

Interview: Centre College, Kentucky, USA

Dr. Rahim Mohamed and his political science students ask me about my addiction reporting in their course on the opioid crisis in the Appalachians.

January 27th, 2021

Interview: Unpacking The News podcast

André Goulet asks me about the root causes of addiction, drug policy, and today's media landscape. 

October 17th, 2018

Interview: Track & Food podcast

Jamie Mah and Mickey Mcleod ask me about addiction in the food and beverage industry.

December 14th, 2018

Rosewood Conversations

Natural Wines Are Popping Up Everywhere

December 10th, 2019

Low-intervention producers are taking residence in Vancouver cafés.


November 22nd, 2017

Angelina Jolie on preventing sexual violence in conflict zones

UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial Conference, Vancouver 


September 8th, 2016

Refugees as a shared international responsibility

UBC's Allard School of Law's Dean Catherine Dauvergne


January 26th, 2017

Author and professor Pietra Rivoli on trade agreements in a Trump Era

Washington, D.C.'s Georgetown University


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