Work Samples

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

My column in Ricochet:

Is it time for a more nuanced conversation on Safe Supply?

Two separate crises—addiction and illicit opioid deaths—shouldn't be addressed by the same one-dimensional solution

Trauma can alter your brain for life

But scientific advances and new treatments offer hope for survivors

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 support is just a click away

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

My column in NUVO Magazine

Podcasts/guest lectures I've been featured on/for:

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

More of my reporting and journalism:

Rosewood Conversations

Natural Wines Are Popping Up Everywhere

December 10th, 2019

Low-intervention producers are taking residence in Vancouver cafés.

Basenotes Magazine

Filmmaker Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers on her latest film, The Body Remembers

May 7th, 2020

The complicated questions that arise between two contrary strangers.


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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