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David P. Ball

David P. Ball is a freelance writer and photojournalist in Vancouver, B.C., on Coast Salish territories. Find him at and @davidpball on twitter. 
In love with photojournalism since he was eight, David studied professional writing and political science at the University of Victoria, following that passion to the Middle East where he reported from the 2006 Israel-Lebanon war. He has been published in more than 20 publications.


Mar 8th, 2013
Women in Canada are taking the lead in making change, says the Canadian Women's Foundation – from ending 'sexual slavery' to addressing poverty and relationship violence – but not...
Feb 18th, 2013
A withering report by the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board was not Enbridge's only oil spill challenge in the summer of 2012. On June 19, a flange gasket joining two sections of an...
Feb 6th, 2013
You've heard the names. You've seen the headlines. But what, exactly, is Enbridge – the key player behind Canada's most controversial industrial proposal? First in a series.
Jun 6th, 2012
Add excess consumption, over-population and extinctions to the climate crisis, and an SFU prof says the entire world teeters on the brink – and blink of an eye – according to a ground-breaking study.
Jun 6th, 2012
As artists flee Vancouver for less expensive lives, are they taking city's future with them?
Jun 5th, 2012
With election irregularities alleged in two-thirds of the country's ridings, attention returns to Prime Minister Harper's long-standing opposition to election finance rules.
May 23rd, 2012
A mesmerizing and beat-driven exhibit at the Vancouver Art Gallery until June 3 features a youth-savvy mash-up of politics, tradition and urban realities.
May 21st, 2012
Rows of lush kale, beets and lettuce are a-sprouting on a Downtown Eastside lot, where the Portland Hotel Society is growing a new food garden and tackling food insecurity raised by a recent UN visit.
May 20th, 2012
Ninety-eight years after the Komagata Maru deportations, demands for a Parliamentary apology resurfaced. But history must not ignore the migrant justice activists of then and now, writes Ali Kazimi.
May 15th, 2012
The mind control techniques of Inception or Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind are closer than we think, says a California psychologist speaking at SFU. Can they be harnessed for good?
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