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Eric Wright

Communications Manager

Eric is a communications professional with 7+ years of experience working in the non-profit sector.

While in university, Eric worked as a tree planter for six summers in British Columbia and Alberta in the early 2000s. This experience helped shape his perspectives on labour, capitalism, environmentalism and industrial forestry.

Before joining Ecojustice, Eric developed and published public history materials including two marquee learning guides on Canada’s involvement in the First and Second World Wars while working as a historical researcher and communications specialist at Historica Canada. Subsequently, at Xtra Magazine, Eric developed and edited a new section of the publication which covered critical issues in LGBTQI+ communities including HIV criminalization, transphobia and the over-policing of queer sexuality. While at Xtra Magazine, Eric also managed the organizations’ relationships with LGBTQI+ non-profits and community groups across the country. Eric has consistently fought for human rights and justice throughout his short career.

Eric holds a B.A. (hons) in International Studies and Political Science from Simon Fraser University and a graduate degree (M.A.) in History from the University of British Columbia, specializing in Indigenous History and the History of Colonialism in North America. He is an active and spirited contributor to public conversations about Canadian history, politics, and all things LGBTQI+ in publications such as The Canadian Encyclopedia, Now Toronto, Xtra Magazine and The Georgia Straight.

Outside of work, you can often find him open water swimming in a lake or the ocean.

Last updated: February 8, 2022

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