filmmaker, photographer, writer, science communicator, educator, animator, curriculum designer, outdoorsman, adventurer
Hi, I’m Koby
I promised myself once I graduated high school I would never write again. Then I wrote a story for The Ubyssey, UBC’s student newspaper. That turned into a second and a third story and then two years as an editor.
I was hired as the sports editor but I felt the paper was missing something — so I started Ubyssey Science. In my two years as an editor, the section went from an idea to publishing 30 stories a month, receiving over 20,000 monthly views, and now has a team of a dozen regular contributors I found and trained.
I spent a summer at WBUR and was published by NPR. The next summer I picked up a camera and travelled around British Columbia, producing short documentaries for Geering Up UBC. I’ve also spent the last two years teaching scientists to be better communicators with SciCATs.
Since graduating, I’ve crossed the Arctic Circle six times filming, photographing, and creating videos for Actua, Canada’s largest STEM outreach organization, managed and edited UBC’s Focus blog, created films about Alberta’s pine beetle infestation, and so much more. But you’ll have to email me to hear the rest.
“Koby always brings original, creative, and thoughtful ideas. He is professional, articulate, and is tremendously capable.”
– Dr. Jennifer Gardy
What I do
I tell engaging and accessible stories about science, education, and the environment. At their heart, even the biggest, most complicated stories are about people — and those are the stories I tell best.
My storytelling journey started when I founded The Ubyssey’sscience section, and I’ve been searching for my next, more complex stories ever since.
Though my background is in interdisciplinary science, I got my start as a storyteller, as a travel and outdoor sports writer. Since then, I’ve covered stories from every corner of science, education, technology, and sports. Stories should be relatable and teach people about all the complicated ways our world is shaped. That means the best stories are human ones and those are the stories I tell.
- Writing and Story Editing