We are residents of Victoria, B.C. concerned about the social and political development of our city and region. Not all of us agree on the future of the Johnson Street Bridge – some favour repairing the existing bridge and preserving our heritage, others see an opportunity to build a new icon for the Inner Harbour. We all agree the decision-making process should be transparent, and that all residents should be informed, and involved.
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The Founders of johnsonstreetbridge.ORG
Yule Heibel – Yule grew up in Victoria; after graduating from Oak Bay High School, she travelled through Europe, studying sculpture at The Munich Art Academy. She returned to B.C. and earned a BA and MA at UBC in Art History, then moved to Boston, achieving a PhD in Art and Architectural History. After teaching at MIT, Brown, and Harvard, and writing numerous peer-reviewed articles and her book Reconstructing the Subject: Modernist Painting in Western Germany, 1945-1950, she returned with her family to Victoria. She has since served on the executive board of the Rockland Neighbourhood Association and the CRD Arts Advisory Council, as well as writing monthly articles for Focus Magazine. In 2008 she helped found MetroCascade Media Inc., an online local news and blog aggregator. Yule blogs on numerous issues.
Ross Crockford – Ross Crockford started working as a journalist at The Prague Post, an English-language newspaper in Europe. In 1997 he joined Victoria’s Monday Magazine, and in 1998 he became its editor. Since 2001 he’s been an active freelance writer for Explore, Western Living, Adbusters, The Globe and Mail and many other publications. Ross has received a National Magazine Award for sports writing, a Western Magazine Award for business writing, and a Jack Webster Award of Distinction for investigative reporting. He’s also the author of Victoria: The Unknown City, an alternative guidebook, and blogs about local history at Unknown Victoria.
Mat Wright – Growing up and completing high school in Vancouver, Mat studied at the University of Victoria before travelling the world and eventually residing in Brugge, Belgium. He partner founded, owned, and managed the Innovative Online Travel Company ‘Hostels of Europe’ (1999-2004); he co-founded and was a board member of the NGO Quality of Life and consulted for airlines, travel organizations and international trade bodies. Returning to Victoria in 2005 with his Belgian family, Mat runs a web design and marketing company, The Wright Result.