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Tristan Markle is a writer, researcher, and community activist based in Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories.
Tristan is deeply engaged in the local politics of Canada’s most unaffordable city, in particular as an anti-poverty organizer in Vancouver’s Eastside. He is a founding editor of the The Mainlander, an online civic news publication which unpacks the politics of property and inequality in Vancouver. He is also a founding member of the Vancouver Renters’ Union.
Tristan received a B.A. in Philosophy and History from the University of Toronto and a B.Sc. in Biology from the University of British Columbia. As Vice President of UBC’s Student Union, he successfully fought a plan to privatize the campus core, replacing it with a student-led redevelopment plan. He is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Molecular Biology & Biochemistry at Simon Fraser University, researching HIV immune escape and vaccine design.