About

My name is Patrick Johnston.

A 2012 graduate of the Langara College Journalism certificate program, I am currently working as a digital editor for The Province. My work has also appeared in Hockey Now, online at Canucks Army.com, RugbyCA magaazine and I have made appearances on CBC-TV’s The National, Canada Now, and CBC Radio One’s Early Edition.

I also hold a Honours BA in History from the University of British Columbia and a BEd in Secondary Social Studies Education, also from UBC. I’ve been a provincial sports association administrator and public school teacher in British Columbia, as well a rugby coach and player.

I remain a dreamer.

On this site, you will links to stories and the occasional blog posting hosted on this site.

Feel free to contact me at paddy.johnston AT gmail.com or pjohnston AT theprovince.com

Thanks for stopping by!

3 Responses to “About”

  1. JOhn Dunne 16/09/2014 at 12:34 am #

    Patrick
    Thanks for your post about the Florian Fritz case and concussion in French rugby. It is a really shocking case and I cant believe Noves hasn’t been punished. Terrible example to other coaches, players and kids. When kids see professionals playing on after concussions, kids think it is tough. It is not. It is stupid. In Ireland we had a case of a 14 year old boy, Benjemin Robinson who died from Second-impact Syndrome or multiple concussions in 2011. It is a huge issue here now. Professional clubs must know they have a responsibility beyond the club itself. Well done highlighting this scandal once again.
    John

    • Patrick Johnston 17/09/2014 at 7:36 pm #

      Hello John,

      Thanks for reading. Concussions are a huge issue in all levels of sport; by writing about it, I hope to raise awareness and education.

      Take care.

  2. Jacob Ball 29/03/2016 at 5:45 pm #

    Hey Patrick! Great articles mate. Love reading your stories on the rugby from a Canadian perspective. I had a question that I can’t research on my own and I was wondering if you knew. Did Phil Mack seriously re-injure his left knee again? Does he require surgery again? Has that happened? I work at VGH and I hadn’t heard of him coming through this way but there was a Kenyan player that had a carpal tunnel release.

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