Justin P. Goodrich has been a full-time public affairs practitioner since 2008. From working in community media as a columnist, radio host and television host, to working in professional politics as an advisor, strategist and legislative communications officer, Justin has become a trusted counsellor to various organizations, as well as numerous elected officials. Moreover, he is also an accomplished public speaker and has addressed hundreds of audiences throughout Canada, as well as the United States and internationally.
Academically, Justin is a criminologist and holds a Master of Laws in Diplomacy & International Law with a focus on international criminal law, terrorism and the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court. Prior to earning his master’s law degree, Justin obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and an Associate of Arts in Media & Communications Studies; both of which he earned at the University of the Fraser Valley.
In 2015 the Province of British Columbia appointed Justin to the University of the Fraser Valley Board of Governors. Then, in 2017, he was elected to serve as one of its two Vice-Chairs. Furthermore, Justin is also a former member of the UFV Senate and holds the distinction of Chairman Emeritus with the UFV Alumni Association.
Though a resident of Vancouver, Justin spent over two-decades residing in the Fraser Valley and continues to maintain his ties to its communities not only through his involvement with the University of the Fraser Valley, but also as a columnist for a regional, bilingual newspaper.
Convocation is a Time of Celebration, Reflection and Inspiration
Right Needs to Take-Back Progressive Narrative
The Value of Conventional Political Engagement
Too Much Partisanship, Not Enough Decency
If You’re Going To Protest, ‘Go Green’
Turning Challenges In To Opportunities
New BC Liberal Leader Must Define Himself Early
Freedom of Expression vs. Basic Decency
Leadership Hopefuls Need Message of Change
Millennials and Stereotypes: Are They Fair?
Plecas, Politics and Social Media: We Can All Do Better
Animal Cruelty Beyond Comprehension
Plecas Leads Where Angels Fear to Tread
Clark’s Resignation Sets the Stage for Change
Will The Green Strategy Be Their Downfall?
Who Really Won? Reality vs. Rhetoric
New Conservative Leader Leaves Progressives Unsettled
Acts of Terror Remind Us of the Need for Unity and Resilience
Provincial Election Results Speak to a Universal Displeasure
Police Officers No Longer Perceived as the ‘Good Guys’?
Why attending university still matters
Honouring Our Veterans: 100 Years Since Vimy Ridge
The Politics of Progress: Why Doing Things Well Matters