Jennifer Van Evra is an award-winning Vancouver writer, broadcaster and university instructor.
Jennifer has a lifelong passion for writing and storytelling, and her work has appeared in publications including the Globe and Mail, the Vancouver Sun, Vancouver magazine, the Georgia Straight, Mother Jones, Equinox, International Architecture and Design, Häuser and many more.
Since 2000, she has also been a producer, reporter and broadcaster with Canada’s national public broadcaster, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), covering everything from music to news and current affairs, both on radio and online. For her work, Jennifer has won multiple awards, including a Gabriel (one of radio’s highest honours), an RTNDA award, a Jack Webster nomination and multiple mentoring awards.
For nearly 15 years, Jennifer has also been teaching two highly successful freelance article writing courses, both on campus and online, through the University of British Columbia. Dozens of Jennifer’s students have been published in major magazines and newspapers, and in 2013, she was awarded UBC’s John K. Friesen Excellence in Teaching Award, which is given to one out of more than 700 UBC Continuing Studies instructors for “outstanding teaching, course development, mentoring of students, and service to continuing education.” Jennifer has also taught workshops to dozens of groups, from aboriginal leaders to large law firms.
An avid photographer, Jennifer has published dozens of photographs in publications including the Globe and Mail, International Architecture and Design, Adbusters, the Vancouver Sun and more.
Jennifer’s primary areas of interest include green building and design, architecture, health, science, music, arts, culture, politics and current affairs.