Publications

ACADEMIC

Frank, A. (2011). Presenters of An Inconvenient Truth as intermediaries of environmental communication. MA thesis. Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC.

Frank, A. (2008). The Constituents of Reconciliation: A review of contemporary efforts to reconcile lay and specialist knowledge in environmental decision-making and to redesign deliberative environments to improve citizen participation.

Frank, A. Savas, D. (2006). New Dimensions in Corporate Social Responsibility.
Ipsos Reid Canada.

Frank, A. (researcher) (2006). The Olympic Games, the Law of the Triple Bottom Line of Sustainability (Vancouver Olympic Organizing Committee). Conference of the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice (CIAJ).

Frank, A. (2004). Issues and questions raised in the pursuit of equitable, accessible and empirically testable VR systems (including VMC) and their associated quality of telepresence. McLuhan Program, University of Toronto, research internship.

POPULAR PRESS

Frank, A. (2016, September 30). LNG Approval Shakes My Faith In The Trudeau Government's Values. The Huffington Post.

Frank, A. (2015, October 9). 11 Ridings Where Progressive British Columbians Should Vote Liberal To Defeat Harper. The Huffington Post.

Frank, A. (2015, March 20). We all have a role to play in reconciliation. (Ghostwriter with Chief Billy Joe Laboucan, Lubicon Cree First Nation). The Calgary Herald.

Frank, A. (2014, March 24). Oil spills – the 10 lessons we must learn. (Ghostwriter with Art Sterritt and Rick Steiner). The Vancouver Sun.

Frank, A. (2013, September 9). UBC ‘incident’ not just a teachable moment: University’s non-apology for rape cheer sets poor example for students. The Vancouver Sun.

Frank, A. (2012, December 10). Progressive parties are overlooking a major piece of evidence. The Miramichi Leader, pp. A7.

Frank, A. (2012, December 3). Are Canadian progressives insane? Liberals, NDP and Greens are overlooking something: They can’t win without each other. Hamilton Spectator, pp. A15.

Frank, A. (2012, November 30). Progressives need united front to unseat Tories. The Province, pp. A18.

Frank, A. (2012, October 9). Guardians of the Great Bear Rainforest (writing & photography). Input Magazine, Real Estate Institute of BC. Vo. 40 Number 3.

Frank, A. (2012, February 19). You can’t eat oil. Troy Media.

Frank, A. (2012, February 3). Labeling critics of the oil sands ‘enemies’ is downright dangerous. Troy Media and Rabble.ca.

Frank, A. (2012, February 3). The #EnemyGate Scandal: Canadians deserve to know the truth about what was said between the Prime Minister’s Office and Tides Canada CEO, Ross McMillan. Rabble.ca.

Frank, A. (2012, February 1). A middle way for Canada’s oil sands. Troy Media.

Frank, A. (2010, February 24). An Avatar-inspired future for British Columbia. (Ghost writer, Op-Ed). The Tyee.

Frank, A. (2009, December 2). Wake up, Canada, before it’s too late. (Ghost writer, Op-Ed) The Montreal Gazette & Vancouver Sun.

Frank, A. (2009, September 16). No special treatment for tar sands. (Ghost writer for Dr. James Hansen, Op-Ed) The Toronto Star.

Frank, A. (2009, March 18). Is this the risk we should take? (Ghost writer, Op-Ed)
The Interior News.

Frank, A. (2008, July 7). Time to ‘go negative’ to sell carbon tax (Special to the Sun).
The Vancouver Sun.

Frank, A. (2007, September 15). Cut down more trees to save the planet? Nope; Despite the spin from industry, Canada’s remaining intact forests protect us from the effects of climate change. (Ghost writer, Op-Ed for Tzeporah Berman). The Vancouver Sun, pp. C5.

Frank, A. (2007, May 11). Land-use agreement shows the way (Ghost writer, Op-Ed).
The Vancouver Sun, pp. A17.

Frank, A. (2006, October 7). Burns Bog helps us in many ways (Ghost writer, Op-Ed).
The Vancouver Sun, pp. A19.

Frank, A. (2006, August 10). National park is a great opportunity: Just imagine it (Op-Ed). The Oliver Chronicle.

Frank, A. (2006, May 18). Thank You For Smoking, National Post. DeSmogBlog.com

Frank, A. (2006). CSR Around the World. Canadian Business for Social Responsibility.

Frank, A. (2006, March 16). Make manufacturers and consumers pay for recycling (Sound Off). The Vancouver Sun, pp. A18.

Frank, A. (2005, October 31). Corporate Transparency. It’s time for Canadians to step up (Ghost writer, advertorial for Adine Mees). The Globe and Mail, pp. B14

Frank, A. (2005, May 30). History lesson (Ghost writer, Letter to the Editor response Re: Corporate Social Responsibility for Adine Mees). The National Post, pp. FP15.

Frank, A. (2005). Is CSR Anti-Business? Canadian Business for Social Responsibility. GoodCompany. Used as part of business curriculum at University of Guelph and Capilano College.

Frank, A. (2005). CSR Requires Strong Collaboration Between HR and Internal Communicators. Communication World Bulletin (International Association of Business Communicators). Ghost writer for Adine Mees.

Frank, A. & Clark, J. (former Prime Minister & Secretary of State for External Affairs). Trading on the Maple Leaf (Ghost writer for Adine Mees in joint Op-Ed on national corporate social responsibility brand).

Presentations

Frank, A. (2016). Something in the Air: Local Action on Climate Change. Public presentation and panel discussion hosted by Alexandra Neighbourhood House, White Rock, BC. 

Frank, A. (2015). Still Kicking: The importance of media releases as storytelling workhorses. Presentation to the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) Vancouver. Reviewed by a BCIT Public Relations instructor here.

Frank, A., & Richard, P. (2013). Five Lessons in Resilience. Presentation to the Langley Green Team Conference, R.E. Mountain Secondary School, Langley, BC.

Frank, A., & Gunster, S. (2013). Mediating Climate Change, Engaging Audiences:
Lessons from The Climate Reality Project. Paper presented at the 40th Anniversary Conference of the School of Communication, SFU, Vancouver, BC.

Frank, A., & Gunster, S. (2013). Mediating Climate Change, Engaging Audiences: Lessons from The Climate Reality Project. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Canadian Communication Association, Victoria, BC.

Frank, A. (2012). Whistle-blowing in Environmental Conflict. Presentation to CMNS 347 “Communication in Conflict and Intervention.” Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC.

Frank, A. (2012). The #EnemyGate Scandal: Reflections of a Whistleblower. Presentation to CMNS 347 “Communication in Conflict and Intervention.” Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC.

Frank, A. (2011). Media Relations & Environmental Communication: Giving a voice to the unheard. Presentation to CMNS 388 “Environment, media and communication.” Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC.

Frank, A. (2011). The Role of Multimedia in Raising Environmental Awareness. Presentation to members of the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED). Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC.

Frank, A. (2010). Forest Conservation and Market-Based Campaigns. Presentation to the Oliver Rotary Club. Oliver, BC.

Frank, A. (2010). Environmental Communication. Presentation to ENV 450/650 Seminar in Environmentalism. Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC.

Frank, A. (2009). Climate Change Communication.Presentation to CMNS 486 Environmental Communication and Climate Change.Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC.

Frank, A. (2009). Communication and Environmental Campaigns. Presentation to CMNS 346 Communication in Conflict and Intervention.Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC.

Frank, A. (2009). Environmental Communication 101. Lecture to CMNS 221 Media & Audiences. Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC.

Frank, A. (2008). Making Fun and Making Change: The use of humour in social change communication. Media that Matters Conference. Hollyhock, Cortes Island.

Frank, A. (2008). Communicating Climate Change and Changing Credibility. Media that Matters Conference. Hollyhock, Cortes Island.

Frank, A. (2008). Making the Inconvenient Convenient: Risk communication relationships between audiences and Canadian presenters of “An Inconvenient Truth.” Western Canadian Graduate Student Conference for Communication. Nelson, BC.

Frank, A. (2004). Pah! Deaf media installation and tactile transducers. Presentation and media interview. Ryerson University’s “Invest in Futures” Campaign.

Frank, A. (2004). Visual mediation of Deaf culture and media democracy in Canada. University of Toronto, McLuhan Program. Toronto, ON.

Frank, A. (2003). Impacts of the SOK Aquila substation on the Antelope Brush Grasslands and local communities. Pocket Desert Preservation Alliance. Public Advisory Committee, Area “C,” Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen.

Frank, A. (2003). Organized and led public meeting and presentation on SOK Aquila substation and associated local community impacts. Pocket Desert Preservation Alliance. Summer, 2003.

Media Interviews

Frank, A. (2016, October 4). Commentary on Pacific Northwest LNG Approval. Kash Heed Show, 107.7 Pulse FM.

Frank, A. (2013, September 13). Issues Management & Crisis Response: The UBC Rape Chant. CBC Almanac.

Frank, A. (2013, June 10). Pipeline and Oil Tanker Politics in British Columbia. Vancouver Co-Op Radio’s “The Rational.”

Frank, A. (2012, December 12). Opposition growing towards Northern Gateway pipeline. News 1130.

Frank, A. (2012, December 11). Enbridge pipeline poll story. CBC Radio News, Prince George.

Frank, A. (2012, December 3). Are Canadian progressives insane? AM 900 CHML, Hamilton’s News Talk Leader.

Fort McMurray Today – Foreign influence a concern at Gateway hearing

Financial Post – Tiny port, new energy battleground

Vancouver Sun, Calgary Herald & Edmonton Journal – Make Sacred Headwaters gas drill ban permanent: eco-groups

BCLocalNews – Gitxsan hereditary chiefs ink deal with Enbridge

Vancouver Sun “Power Play” blog – Renewed Opposition Conspires Against the Oil Sands

Vancouver Sun “Power Play” blog – Premiers Pumping for Petroleum Sales in Asia

Globe and Mail – Tanker Ban would be ‘strange’ policy: Enbridge CEO

Toronto Star – 2 U.S. firms wash hands of tar sands

Canadian Press – Two major U.S. retailers say they’ll shun fuel produced from oil sands

Barbara Yaffe – Oilsands Trouble in B.C.

Vancouver Sun – Enbridge project’s potential hazards making opponents edgy

The Province – BC Last hope for dwindling caribou

Embassy Magazine – Activism against corporations is becoming harder to ignore

ITbusiness.ca – Electronic waste

Axiom News – Aboriginal Stakeholder Engagement

HAZMAT Magazine – Tread lightly: How to communicate the business case for sustainability practices

Ethical Corporation – Corporate responsibility in Canada: A national brand?

Ryerson Alumni Magazine – Growing support for eco-commerce

The Oliver Chronicle – Technology meets creativity for former Oliver student this summer

The Oliver Chronicle – Pocket Desert Alliance Group takes on Aquila

The Oliver Chronicle – Aquila target of more concern

Video Productions

“Sound of Silence” - Award-winning oil spill awareness commercial, launched on Global Television on the 24th Anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Music licensed from Paul Simon. 

“Pah!” - 22 minute HD Deaf Television Pilot (practicum). Reviewed by National Film Board of Canada. Won two Ryerson TARA awards for Best Direction and Best Video Practicum, as well as the Best Drama award from the Broadcast Educator’s Association of Canada (BEAC).

“Endangered Species Greatest Hits” - Viral video take-off on the cheesy “Greatest Hits” compilation commercials. Produced for the David Suzuki Foundation, Ecojustice and ForestEthics’ “Last Place on Earth” campaign to raise awareness of the need for an endangered species law in British Columbia.

“Cutting Down Caribou” - Google Earth video exposing controversial logging practices in BC’s endangered Mountain Caribou habitat. Produced for ForestEthics, the video went “viral” on YouTube, achieving thousands of views and major television and newspaper coverage.

“Ducking Responsibility in Ontario’s Boreal Forest”  - Viral video take-off on the popular Nintendo game “Duck Hunt.” Produced for ForestEthics, the video raises awareness of deforestation issues, species loss, climate change and urges government action.

“The Dorothy Amor Story” - 35 minute historical documentary produced for the Oliver & District Heritage Society Museum and Archives.

“Synapse”  - 22 minute fictional documentary exploring the psychological effects of mass media and modern consumerism. Featured licensed music from Led Zeppelin and stock footage from the Ontario Archives. Nominated for a Ryerson TARA award (Best Video Production).

“Overdose”  - Fictional video chronicling drug overdose. Won the Ryerson Netstar TARA award for Best Electronic Field Production.