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Pancouver Editor - Charlie Smith

Editor: Charlie Smith

Charlie has more than three decades of experience in the Vancouver media. In that time, he has worked at CBC Radio, CBC TV News, BCTV News (now Global News B.C.),  and private radio. In addition, he’s edited a business magazine and written for many other publications. He was also editor of the Georgia Straight for 17 years and taught journalism at Kwantlen University College (now Kwantlen Polytechnic University) for seven years. Over the years, Charlie has won two Western Magazine Awards, a community builder award from the Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society, an antiracism award from Spice Radio, and a medal of honour from Radical Desi. He’s a weekly commentator on Spice Radio.

Pancouver Art Director - Jessica Sung

Art Director: Jessica Sung 

Originally from Taiwan, Jessica’s artistic journey has blossomed because of her experiences in Canada. As she encounters stories in the arts and culture sphere, she realizes that to be an artist is a responsibility in communicating with the world. The diversity of cultures found within Canada and Taiwan gives her new appreciation of her own heritage identity. Her artistic vision is informed by her consistent learning of culture and community. In her own words: Art and design is not just a job description, but an intimate conversation between the artist and the audience. In the world of design, differences in cultures are easily conveyed; it has opened up the world for her.

Pancouver Associate Editor - Becky Tu

Associate Editor: Becky Tu

Becky grew up in Vancouver constantly aware of her many-hyphenated identity. As a writer who is a visible minority and many invisible minorities, she is invested in learning the stories of underrepresented artists and arts-adjacent educators, advocates, and supporters. With her sociology and creative writing background, she is always exploring new forms of storytelling and is thrilled to be part of a team that seeks to elevate stories that connect people to community.

Pancouver Website Builder IT -Michelle Wu

Website Builder/IT: Michelle Wu

Avidly curious about technology, Michelle is a self-taught website builder. She is grateful to Pancouver for providing her another opportunity to learn more about building websites and publishing media. She hopes to continue to support the rising and existing talent in Vancouver and beyond by letting their stories be told.

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Pancouver strives to build a more equal and empathetic society by advancing appreciation of visual and performing arts—and cultural communities—through education. Our goal is to elevate awareness about underrepresented artists and the organizations that support them. 

The Society of We Are Canadians Too created Pancouver to foster greater appreciation for underrepresented artistic communities. A rising tide of understanding lifts all of us.

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We would like to acknowledge that we are gathered on the traditional and unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. With this acknowledgement, we thank the Indigenous peoples who still live on and care for this land.