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Andrew S. Wright

Andrew Wright, Ph.D. graduated from the University of Hull, England, with a first class honors Bachelor of Science, a Diploma of Engineering, and a Doctorate in Microwave Engineering. He has published numerous IEEE peer-reviewed research papers and has been awarded over 50 patents.

After emigrating to Canada, Dr. Wright co-founded and was CTO of Datum Telegraphic Inc., which was subsequently acquired by PMC-Sierra. He is an active philanthropic activist for inner city child education enrichment programs. Andrew is also a proponent of environmental stewardship initiatives and a lead donor for the Tides Canada Great Bear Rainforest initiative, which promises to be a model for world conservancy. Upon visiting the Broughton Archipelago and witnessing the impact of open net-cage salmon farming, he has become an advocate for improving salmon aquaculture practices on the West Coast. He is also a aperture circle photographer with the international league of conservation photographers (

Reporting Beat: Conservation and the impact of industrial expansion.

What is the most important issue facing British Columbians?: The questionable promises of a short term bonus for a high ecological impact resource extraction industry boom.



Stories by Andrew S. Wright


Healing Okinoshima Island

Restoring a sacred Japanese landscape overrun by rats is no mean feat.

By Andrew S. Wright, 24 Aug 2013


Rewilding Kaho'olawe Island

In Hawaii, the massive clean-up of an old bombing range shows how careless land use costs the future huge.

By Andrew S. Wright, 15 Jun 2012


Journey of the Rat Hunters

On Haida Gwaii, an unlikely team toils to restore a coastal ecosystem overrun by rodents.

By Andrew S. Wright, 24 Nov 2011


Unethical to Brand Oil Sands Ethical?

It's human nature to seek an honourable reason to avoid a pressing problem. But this distraction is deadly.

By Colin Campbell and Andrew S. Wright, 11 Feb 2011