Katie Hyslop moved to Vancouver in September 2008 after graduating from Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador with a degree in student newspaper. To beef up her credentials, she studied journalism at the University of British Columbia, and now holds a graduate degree. With the exception of one summer shuffling between Toronto and her sister's couch in St. John's, she hasn't managed to muster up the desire to leave the west coast yet. When not writing about education and youth for The Tyee Solutions Society, Katie occupies her time writing about poverty and homelessness in British Columbia as news editor of Megaphone Magazine, Vancouver's street paper, or freelancing for other media outlets like OpenFile Vancouver, the CBC, and This Magazine, with the goal of making a living substantial enough to rent a place above ground again some day.
Reporting Beat: Provincial education and youth initiatives
The most important issue in BC today?: Financial inequality, because it encompasses so many problems, including child poverty, homelessness, lack of First Nations treaty agreements, sky-rocketing housing prices, and environmental concerns like the Encana Pipeline, just to name a few.