Faculty, Journalism and Communication Studies, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Aaron Goodman is a faculty member in the Journalism and Communication Studies department at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Surrey, B.C. and a PhD student in Communication Studies at Concordia University in Montreal, QC. His research and documentary production focus on counter-narratives about long-term heroin users, natural death and dying, and survivors of genocide and mass trauma.

He has nearly 15 years experience as a multimedia producer, video journalist, and documentary maker. His news, features and documentaries have been broadcast by CBC Radio, PBS Frontline/WORLD, VOA, Al Jazeera English, CNN and Associated Press Television News. His writing has been published by the Toronto Star, National Post, Ottawa Citizen, Calgary Herald, Vancouver Sun, Reuters, Alert Net, Inter Press News Service, VOA, and others.

Aaron has reported on the struggle for independence in East Timor, families searching for tens of thousands of boys and men who were forcibly disappeared by government forces in Sri Lanka, the legacy of the Khmer Rouge genocide, the civil war and attacks on journalists in Nepal, extra-judicial killings in the Philippines, the Tibetan community in exile in northern India, and more.

Experience

  • –present
    Faculty, Journalism and Communication Studies, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Education

  • 2001 
    Graduate School of Journalism, University of British Columbia, Master of Journalism

Honours

Gabriel Award, Catholic Academy for best short feature, national broadcast; Radio Television News Directors' Award for best short feature, national broadcast; International Development Research Centre Award for International Development Journalism