Travis Lupick is an award-winning journalist based in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. His first book, Fighting for Space: How a Group of Drug Users Transformed One City's Struggle with Addiction, will be published in June 2018. He has more than a decade’s experience working as a staff reporter and editor for the Georgia Straight newspaper. He has also written about drug addiction, harm reduction, and mental health for the Toronto Star and Al Jazeera English, among other outlets. For his reporting on Canada’s opioid crisis, Lupick received the Canadian Association of Journalists’ prestigious Don McGillivray award for best overall investigative report of 2016 and two 2017 Jack Webster awards for excellence in B.C. journalism. He has also worked as a journalist in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Malawi, Nepal, Bhutan, Peru, and Honduras.You can follow him on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.