Brad Cran

Brad Cran

Brad Cran served as the Poet Laureate for the City of Vancouver from 2009 to 2011.

Lessons in Forgiveness, from a Bicycle Thief

Lessons in Forgiveness, from a Bicycle Thief

In the summer of 1993, at the age of 21, I ran through the streets of downtown Victoria, British Columbia, half-naked, wearing only a pair of boxer shorts and wielding a blunt chunk of metal, which I intended to use to bludgeon the thief who had stolen my bicycle. It

Brad Cran
Brad Cran
Long Read
A Literary Inquisition: How Novelist Steven Galloway Was Smeared as a Rapist, Even as the Case Against Him Collapsed

A Literary Inquisition: How Novelist Steven Galloway Was Smeared as a Rapist, Even as the Case Against Him Collapsed

On August 8, 2015, a day after the University of British Columbia announced the sudden resignation of its president, Arvind Gupta, UBC’s Jennifer Berdahl, professor in Leadership Studies in Gender and Diversity, published a blog post in which she opined that “Gupta lost the masculinity contest among the leadership

Brad Cran
Brad Cran
Canada
The Academic Mob and Its Fatal Toll

The Academic Mob and Its Fatal Toll

“I get the queasiness of no due process. But . . . losing your job isn’t death or prison.” Dayna Tortorici (Twitter) “If you compare dissent via social media to lynch mobs, then you don’t understand dissent, social media, or lynch mobs.” Jen Sookfong Lee (Twitter) In 1992, the ethics committee

Brad Cran
Brad Cran
Education