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Arvin Joaquin


BA Hons (Communication, Sociology), Simon Fraser University

Arvin completed his Honours Bachelor’s degree from Simon Fraser University where he majored in Communication and minored in Sociology. While completing his undergraduate education, he explored the intersectionalities of race, sexuality, culture, religion, and the media in defining the experiences of marginalized individuals in society. After graduation, Arvin ventured to several creative pursuits, from being a Social Media Manager for a futurist magazine to a full-time Instagram curator. However, these endeavors only led him back to journalism and re-ignited his life-long dream of sharing individuals’ experiences, through words, videos, and effective storytelling with the ultimate goal of shedding light on issues that are otherwise ignored in daily discourse. Hence, he is thrilled to join Carleton University’s School of Journalism for he believes that the school will equip him with skills that will enable him to share these individuals’ experiences and ultimately, challenge and change stereotypes, one story at a time.