Nick Poppell

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Biography

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Residing on the unceded traditional lands of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh people in Vancouver, Nick was born and raised in the Lower Mainland and is currently a renter in the West End. He studied at the Universities of British Columbia and Victoria (BFA Theatre).

His career has spanned both the entertainment industry as well as educational institutions. His work in theatre, live events, TV and film have taken him from Haida Gwaii to Nova Scotia, and helped fine tune his technical and art management skills. His experience in educational institutions have led to a well rounded understanding of facility management. 

Nick is deeply passionate about Vancouver schools and students, and believes it is imperative that the incredible work in housing for students and staff by our previous Green trustees be carried on. With his experience in facilities management, Nick will help continue to push the provincial government to fulfill their seismic upgrade responsibilities to our schools, and hold the government to account on building new schools. Nick also has keen interest in developing sustainable food programs utilizing both community garden spaces, as well as the latest science and technology in urban farming. Utilizing his connections with arts organizations in the city, he will look to form new partnerships with them and school art programs, to ensure arts continue to flourish and grow in our schools.

Reason for running

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Nick Poppell is running so that younger generations can be excited about their futures, not fighting for them. He believes every child should have an inclusive and supportive environment to grow and learn in.

Drawing on his experience as a facility manager, Nick will push the provincial government to fulfill their seismic upgrade responsibilities to our schools, and hold the government to account on building new schools. Nick has keen interest in developing sustainable food programs and believes in educating and empowering students to make the healthiest life choices. Nick has also worked in the arts for nearly two decades, and will work to protect and grow arts in our schools while building new relationships with arts organizations in the city.

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