Journalism

Work Samples

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


Most Recent:

February 16th, 2021

Ricochet Media: PTSD haunts Canadian jurors, but they aren’t allowed to talk about it | Bill before the Senate would allow jurors to discuss trials with medical professionals.

"The first time Mark Farrant experienced a debilitating anxiety attack, he tried to push it aside. The 48-year-old had recently served as a jury foreperson for the murder trial of a Toronto woman — a service he explains as “the last mandatory civic duty left in our country” — and he couldn't understand why these fits of fear kept interrupting his life. Rather than fade, as other memories had, the horrific flashbacks of the trial grew in strength. Farrant startled easily and began avoiding social interactions, eventually isolating himself entirely. He soon fell into suicide ideation; life had become too painful. He believed his new son would be better off with no father than a tormented one."

January 29th, 2021

NUVO Magazine: The Importance of Indigenous-led Food Operations in B.C.

"Xazil Jocelyn Gabriel is only 20 years old, but she has worked in a kitchen for five years. Her culinary journey began when she was an Indigenous youth ambassador at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre (SLCC) in Whistler, British Columbia. Gabriel excelled during the program, but her passion had always been food, so when the SLCC began to host its annual Winter Feasts, she was a natural fit to work the braised bison carving station—a space that incorporated both her culinary and guest service skills ..."


August 31st, 2018

The underlying causes of an escalating crisis

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

July 18th, 2020

Better treatment for addiction?

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

August 31st, 2020

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

November 30th, 2020

Mental health is 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.




Ricochet

November 22nd, 2017

Angelina Jolie on preventing sexual violence in conflict zones

UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial Conference, Vancouver 

Ricochet

September 8th, 2016

Refugees as a shared international responsibility

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

Ricochet

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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