TWN Member Andrea Crossan Appointed as Asper Visiting Professor at UBC

TWN Member Andrea Crossan Appointed as Asper Visiting Professor at UBC

News & UpdatesTWN Member Andrea Crossan Appointed as Asper Visiting Professor at UBC

TWN Member Andrea Crossan Appointed as Asper Visiting Professor at UBC

A proud member of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, Andrea Crossan has been appointed as Asper Visiting Professor for the Winter 2022 Academic Year at the School of Journalism, Writing, and Media at the University of British Columbia.

Andrea (who goes by Andie) grew up in North Vancouver and is a proud member of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation. She shared what this role means to her: “I am honoured to be chosen as an Asper Visiting Professor. My work has taken me to over a dozen countries around the globe and my motivation for accepting this position is to guide the next generation of journalists to work respectfully within the communities where they are reporting. And as much as I hope to be a strong teacher, I know that I will also learn from the students in the program.”

Andie is currently executive editor of the Global Reporting Centre based at UBC and is co-producing a podcast for CBC Vancouver, focusing on Indigenous land dispossession and reclamation.

The CBC Vancouver podcast will launch later this year and will explore a number of critical issues around the land back movement — from the Delgamuukw case, to the Wet’suwet’en conflict, to the ways that land reclamation and development are changing the skyline of Vancouver.

Congratulations on your appointment, Andie!

Latest Articles

“səlilwətaɬ Chief and Council are incredibly pleased to see the poles by carver Jonas Jones welcome everyone to Whey-ah-Wichen and təmtəmíxʷtən. These traditional village sites hold deep importance to our Tsleil-Waututh people, and we are pleased to have them connected in this culturally significant way. Our hands are raised in appreciation of the ongoing collaboration with our partners at Metro Vancouver and the District of North Vancouver for making this project a success.”  -Chief Jen Thomas, səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh Nation)
The Boys Who Braid Their Hair exhibition has been extended and you’re invited! Join us from April 25 – May 19, 2024 Where: The Nature House at MapleWood Flats  Open: Tues / Thurs / Sat & Sun 11:00am – 3:00pm
ur səlilwətaɬ Speed Watch program has released critical findings from their activations over the past six months, which were led by the TWN Community Safety team and member volunteers. They found that while 85% of vehicles passing through the community along Dollarton Highway are essentially complying with the speed limit, 13% of vehicles are doing 11 km/h to 20 km/h over the speed limit, and 2% of vehicles are doing more than 20 km/h over the speed limit.
Robert Bartlett, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh Nation), shares the following reflection after his first month as CAO.
səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil Waututh Nation) would like to invite the community to the The Boys Who Braid Their Hair Exhibition, a cultural celebration and exploration of the meaning behind the braid, showcasing the powerful narratives of boys and men who embrace their spiritual connection through the beauty of hair. The exhibit aims to celebrate cultural diversity, challenge stereotypes, and promote inclusivity by showcasing the art and cultural significance of boys and men braiding their hair.
Planning and design work are currently underway for the Spirit Trail’s eastern extension in North Vancouver. This extension aims to establish a continuous active transportation connection, linking key destinations and neighborhoods east of the Seymour River once completed.