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Andrew Frank teaches in the Public Relations, Environmental Protection Technology and Applied Communications departments at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) as a cross-appointed faculty member in the School of Business and the Faculty of Science & Horticulture.
Through his consulting business, Andrew has produced and/or helped publicize some of British Columbia’s best-known public interest communications campaigns, including the Coastal First Nations’ award-winning “Sound of Silence” Exxon Valdez oil spill commercial, the BCCLA’s Stop Illegal Spying campaign, and several high-profile First Nations legal challenges and initiatives, including the Save the Fraser Declaration, signed by more than 130 First Nations banning oil sands pipelines from their territories.
In 2013, the Gitga’at First Nation named Andrew a “Friend of the Great Bear Rainforest” for his work publicizing Gitga’at opposition to oil tankers and concerns about environmental impacts in their territory.
Andrew has a Master of Arts in Communication from Simon Fraser University with a focus on environmental communication and public engagement, and a Bachelor of Arts in Radio & Television from Ryerson University, where he was the recipient of the Ryerson Gold Medal for the Faculty of Communication and Design.