Brent Holmes

Arts and politics data reporter


Brent Holmes

A journalist, editor and social media expert experienced in the development and execution of strategies to identify and reach specific audiences.


I Was Paid $400 to Wait in Line at a Condo Sale

Metro Vancouver’s out-of-control housing market has an absurd new gig for struggling young people. It was around 4 PM on a Friday afternoon when a friend told me her landlord, who worked in real estate, was offering $800 for two people to hold her spot in line for 15 hours at a condo presale in Port Coquitlam. This was an offer I couldn't refuse.

How Rejected Men Use Fake Tinder Profiles to Torment Women

Lack of security on dating apps put women disproportionately at risk. Morgan* woke up early on Thursday, April 21, a day intended to be spent studying for a final exam in a competitive program at UBC, to the sound of her phone buzzing. It was an unknown number. "Hey, this is Chris. Where should we meet?"

Election sets riding up for a Kinder surprise

A friend and I mapped polling stations in a new riding during the 2015 Canadian election.
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Life of a re-enactor hot, hot, hot

A feature story I pitched investigating what being a War of 1812 re-enactor entails.
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Brent Holmes

I am a data reporter, copy editor, and social media manager, who graduated from UBC's Masters of Journalism program.

I've worked as a reporter for The Globe and Mail, The Standard Freeholder, Discourse Media, The Tyee and The Western Gazette. I've also developed and executed social media strategies for The Georgia Straight, CiTR 101.9 FM and Discorder Magazine.

You can follow me on Twitter @BrentHolmes240 and email me at



  • Reporting
  • Film Criticism
  • Writing
  • Copy Editing
  • Photography
  • Social Media
  • Researching
  • Leadership
  • Arts Writing
  • Fact Checking
  • Data Visualization
  • Social Media Analytics
  • 360 Video