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Communications Consultant | Infographics | Interactives | Data Journalism | Digital Storytelling

Driven by an interest in human rights and social justice, Peter has spent over a decade as a journalist and communicator pursuing his passions through digital and broadcast storytelling. In 2013 he joined Global News in Toronto where he was quickly recognized for the depth and breadth of his online skills, specifically his aptitude for data-driven journalism as a powerful tool to communicate meaning in today’s digital news ecosystem.

Peter began his career as a writer with Global News Vancouver, after studying broadcast journalism at the British Columbia Institute of Technology, where he co-founded the school’s chapter of Journalists for Human Rights. In 2006 he transitioned to radio where he worked as a producer/reporter for CKNW NewsTalk 980.

In 2011, Peter arrived in Toronto to work as a reporter and consumer affairs specialist for CityNews (Citytv) and an anchor on City’s 24-hour news channel, CityNews Channel. As journalist and communicator, he’s provided in-depth coverage on a broad range of stories with a particular skill and focus in the areas of technology, public policy, and human rights/social justice. He has distinguished himself as a creative, impactful multimedia storyteller able to blend digital and broadcast content seamlessly, and was also the only broadcast reporter in Toronto proficient in data journalism.

In 2017, Peter eagerly stepped into the next chapter of his life. Driven by his passion for social justice and a desire to contribute to positive systemic change, he joined Pivot Legal Society and their dedicated team of lawyers committed to improving conditions for homeless communities, people who use drugs struggling with addiction, sex workers, and victims of police violence by using the law as a catalyst for systemic reform. He is also the co-founder of Vancouver’s chapter of Data for Good, a national non-profit comprised of data scientists who use their skills to make a positive impact in society.

Peter has degrees in Classical Near Eastern and Religious Studies (University of British Columbia) and Broadcast and Media Communications (British Columbia Institute of Technology). In his free time he’s an avid runner, tennis player (4.5 NTRP), dog lover, and strong supporter of the intersections between Big Data and social change. See video below.

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