Published Features

The Georgia Straight, July 2017 – Present (News, industry updates, health, etc., as cannabis editor)
The Georgia Straight, March 2015 – July 2017 (News, Feature, Editorial, etc., as staff writer)
The Weal Newspaper, Sept. 2013 – March 2015 (News, Opinion, Editorial)
Calgary Herald, Feb. 2015 (Editorial, Feature)
FFWD Weekly, May 29, 2014 (Cover, Feature, Photo Spread)
Mabuhay Calgary, April 2014 (Editorial)
Photolife Magazine, April/May 2012 (Editorial)
The Globe & Mail, Oct. 2011 (Editorial)
Pacific Rim Magazine, May 2011 (Cover & Editorial)


Langara College Professional Photography Alumni Show
March 2015
Vancouver, B.C.

Langara College Professional Photography Alumni Show
April 2014
Vancouver, B.C.

SOMA Underground
Feb. 2012
Vancouver, B.C.

Honours and Awards

Community Media Award
April 2017
For their work on the piece, “A community response: How the worst overdose epidemic in Vancouver’s history left the Downtown Eastside to fend for itself“, journalists Travis Lupick (words) and Amanda Siebert (multimedia) were chosen by the Canadian Association of Journalists for the community media award.

Don McGillivray Award
April 2017
The Don McGillivray Award is presented to the piece submitted to the CAJ’s annual awards program that a panel of judges felt best exemplified the top investigative journalism completed by Canadian media in the 2016 calendar year. Candidates for this award were drawn from the seven recipients of the CAJ Awards’ investigative categories.
Travis Lupick and Amanda Siebert of the Georgia Straight won the 2016 McGillivray Award, for their work showcasing the impact this dangerous opioid is having within Vancouver’s vulnerable neighbourhoods.

SAIT President’s Student Leadership Award
March 2015
Bestowed upon a student/student group who demonstrates innovation and initiative in creating meaningful opportunities and advancements for SAIT, fellow students, industry, and the community – SAIT’s highest honour chosen by President Dr. David Ross

“Most Versatile Photographer” award
April 2015
Selected by the photojournalism faculty instructors and awarded to the most versatile photographer in the graduating class of 2015
Present by SAIT

Silver Award
April 2015
The Silver Awards are presented to candidates who have exhibited significant involvement with SAITSA. The recipients of these awards must have achieved a high academic standard and must be enrolled in a minimum of three courses per semester.
Presented by SAIT Students’ Association

Amber Webb-Bowerman Award
July 2014
Awarded for involvement in the Weal, SAIT Students’ Association, and extracurricular involvement in journalism
Presented by SAIT Polytechnic

E.J. Tickles Family Award
May 2014
Awarded to a SAIT student with high academic achievement
Presented by the E.J. Tickles family

C.A. MacLean Award
April 2014
Awarded to a student looking to pursue a career in journalism
Presented by the Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association and Cenovus Energy

D.C. Fleming Award
March 2014
Awarded to a student who has contributed more to the student cause than any other student
Presented by SAIT Students’ Association

First Place, “The World We Live In” Photo Contest
April/May 2012
Professional category, Photolife magazine
For image, “Beyond the Swells”

Instructors’ Choice Award
May 2011
For highest achievement and stylistic development by a graduate of the Professional Photo Imaging Program at Langara College


Reconciliation through Indigenous education
Jan. 2017 – March 2017
Vancouver, B.C.

Journalism Diploma (with Honours)
Sept. 2013 – April 2015
SAIT Polytechnic
Calgary, Alta.

Professional Photography Diploma (with Honours)
Sept. 2008 – April 2011
Langara College
Vancouver, B.C.

Work Experience

Cannabis editor
July 2017 – Present
The Georgia Straight
Vancouver, B.C.

Staff Writer/photographer/videographer
April 2015 – Present
The Georgia Straight
Vancouver, B.C.

News editor
March 2014 – March 2015
The Weal Newspaper
Calgary, Alta.

Sept. 2013 – March 2015
SAIT Students’ Association
Calgary, Alta.

Documentary Photographer (seasonal)
May 2011 – Sept. 2014
Westcoast Resorts
Haida Gwaii, B.C.

Photo editor (seasonal)
Nov. 2012 – Jan. 2013
Bopomo Pictures
Vancouver, B.C.

Photographer’s assistant/apprentice
Jan. 2011 – April 2012
Jonathan Taggart, Photojournalist + Susan Moss, Concert & Event Photographer
Vancouver, B.C. + Montreal, Que.


Co-President, Events Coordinator, Club Founder
Oct. 2014 – April 2015
OUTspoken at SAIT
Calgary, Alta.

Student Legislative Councillor
Sept. 2013 – April 2014
SAIT Students’ Association
Calgary, Alta.

Writer + photographer
Sept. 2013 – March 2014
The Weal Newspaper
Calgary, Alta.

Writer + photographer
Nov. – Dec. 2011
Kathmandu Post
Kathmandu, Nepal

Olympic photo + press operations assistant
Feb. 2010
Speed Skating at the Olympic Oval
Richmond, B.C.