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Getting my face for radio on camera a lot these days. Click here to watch. 


Second Post Magazine cover story. Four days in Shanghai, home to Hong Kong for 12 hours, off to Shenzhen for 10, back home. What a story. #whenallyoudoiswin


First Post Magazine cover story. Jason Tobin and the Warrior spirit. #startedfromthebottom


One year and a bit here in Hong Kong and I can say I’ve fallen in love with the city. It’s hot, sweaty, dangerous, noisy, unhinged and teeming with vitality. The culture, the people and the vibrancy have me hooked. Asia is bustling in every corner and I’m stoked to have a front-row seat for it all: Shenzhen, Beijing, Shanghai, all over the Pearl River Delta. Trips to Taiwan, South Korea, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Singapore are all on the docket. Let the experience continue.


We all need to challenge ourselves. I’ve never been one for easy, I’m always my worst enemy, and I struggle each day with self-worth. But when I set a goal, it gives me purpose, a beautiful distraction and a drive and fire I feel can never be put out. I’ve decided to train for the 2020 Hong Kong Marathon, and write about it in a new column called The Runner. Oh yeah, and the kicker, no alcohol for nine months. Changing your life is hard, and if hard was easy, everyone would do it.


2018 was a banner year for my career, to say the least. I got published in The Guardian, one of the world’s most prestigious outlets, and did a slew of radio hits all over Canada. I nabbed a byline in The Globe & Mail, Canada’s top newspaper, and started working as a journalist for the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong. Two of my articles went seriously viral, getting picked up by Business Insider and MSN. I also made my video debut on camera for the SCMP, and well, crushed it. So, how to top that in 2019? Phew, might take me a bit. But first, Australia, here I come!

Max Woodward hurdles the Dragons defence

It’s been an absolutely amazing and incredible seven months in Hong Kong so far. After so many years covering hard news, I’m loving the sports beat. So many fun stories already and looking forward to traveling around Asia in 2019 to cover some crazy events, and then Tokyo 2020, holy shit! It’s also been an honour to be the point man for all things Hong Kong rugby. Check out my latest story on the team (click on the photo), who didn’t make the World Cup, but have Global Rapid Rugby to look forward to next year. Also you can always keep up to date on what crazy sport I’m covering at the moment on my SCMP author page.

Vargas and Enopia

Got to interview two gold medal-winning dancers at this year’s Gay Games in Paris. These guys cut a serious rug to Beyonce, after France hesitated in letting one of them into the country. Talk about dancing out the demons. Click on the photo for my story in the South China Morning Post.


Here’s my recent piece about moving to Hong Kong to work for the South China Morning Post, and the rental shock I experienced. For The Globe & Mail. Click on link or photo. You can also check out the follow-up interviews I did with Business in Vancouver and CKNW.

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My first piece for The Guardian. Gruelling to write, but absolutely necessary. The outpouring of texts, emails and calls made it all worthwhile. The story went viral and hit Number Two in The Guardian’s Top Ten Most Read Stories internationally. For all my boys who are no longer with us, rest in peace brothers. Click on the photo for the link.

Anybody who knows me knows I’m a behavioural economics junkie, so it was an honour to interview Vancouver’s premier behavioural economist–SFU professor Lindsay Meredith. Check out this BIV podcast I did with co-host Hayley Woodin, some amazing insights. Also check out the profile I did on Meredith as well here.

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It’s always tons of fun inspiring the next generation of writers. Honoured to have The Fatalists be a part of the curriculum for two first-year English classes at Thompson Rivers University, my alma mater. Shout out to professor Susan Daykin. Write for love, write for life!

I’ve seen him speak a few times and interviewed him on the phone, but it was still pretty awesome to sit down with macro real estate guru Don Campbell on the BIV Podcast with fellow reporter Tyler Orton. Also, check out the profile I did on him as well.

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Tom Davidoff has to be one of my favourite interviewees. He’s incredibly smart but also very candid about Metro Vancouver’s housing situation. Check out the new podcast I did with fellow reporter Hayley Woodin talking all things real estate with Davidoff, and also a profile I did on him last year.

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One of the things I love about journalism is the constant reminder that we have it so good here in Canada. Got to head out to Surrey and meet Feras, who escaped the Syrian Civil War, and now runs his own clothing line. Click on the photo for the story.

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Covered the transportation beat for Business in Vancouver‘s Outlook 2018 issue. Everything from the Broadway subway line and Surrey’s LRT to Uber (or lack thereof).

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I have two articles in this year’s First Nations business issue. It’s an important subject we all need to start paying closer attention to:

Indigenous youth key to Canada’s economic growth

Isolated First Nations tap B.C. telehealth technology

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Very honoured to be featured as alumni of Thompson Rivers University. Also looking forward to speaking with some first-year English students this winter too! The journey continues.

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Patrick on the Business in Vancouver podcast with fellow reporters Hayley Woodin and Tyler Orton talking all things transportation — (Nov. 21/17): BIV podcast (episode 107): Transportation, year in review

The Death of Birth cover

It has begun

Patrick on the Business in Vancouver podcast with fellow reporters Hayley Woodin and Tyler Orton talking Vancouver real estate, and more (Nov. 7/17): BIV podcast (episode 101): Where’d all the single family homes go?

Patrick was a presenter at the 2017 Kamloops Writers Festival!

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Patrick with Alix Hawley (left) and Karen Hofmann.

Kamloops This Week

Kamloops This Week post-event coverage

CBC Daybreak with Shelley Joyce

Radio NL with Jim Harrison

The Omega

The Fatalists – Available Now!

“A thrilling ride.”  

Quill & Quire

“Of the three fates, Atropos is one who cuts the thread of life. She is by necessity and occupation a fatalist. There is, however, far less of the atrophic in The Fatalists here than we might expect. Instead, which may well be the novel’s final irony, hope and purpose survive the apocalyptic fire and breach the surface, despite impending doom.”

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