Darren Alexander

Writer and Educator in British Columbia, Canada

Darren Alexander is a versatile writer and a (lapsed) communications scholar, with some engaging if peculiar proficiencies in media education and critical literacy.

He holds a bachelor's degree (B.A.Hons. Mass Communications & Creative Writing, York U. 1990), as well as a master's degree (M.Ed. UVic, 2000) focused on educational technology and curriculum development.

Darren's media credits range from journalism and photography to documentaries and stage-plays. He has worked with various ngo's (e.g. Sierra Club BC), unions (e.g. BCHEU), and arts organizations (e.g. MediaNet) in various roles including tech support, advocacy, and communication development.

Among his media credits are book reviews in Quill & Quire, curriculum for the National Film Board, and multi-media productions for Globe & Mail Online.

Darren has over 20 years experience in various Canadian colleges and universities engaging students in sessional/adjunct professor and instructor roles through courses in humanities and social sciences. His creative approach to participatory meaning-finding in the classroom won high praise from students and colleagues alike.

Darren has also worked in adult education, serving various communities with training and upgrading in media and literacy skills.

An advocate for net neutrality and open source, Darren contributed to the creation of Mozilla's Web Literacy Map. In 2015 he brought Media Democracy Days to Victoria. In 2016 he started Juan de Fuca Forest Watch as an interactive engagement platform to seed and grow citizen-led grassroots environmental activism to circumvent the limitations of charitable non-profits.

(Darren's very old CV--update coming soon!)

Darren offers professional writing and communication production and support in a variety of capacities.

A dedicated, old-school, social-justice activist, he is ever-eager to put his shoulder where the shove is most needed.

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