Jason D'Souza

Jason D'Souza is a broadcast journalist at CBC Vancouver. Follow him on Twitter @CBCdsouza

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'You have given us the greatest gift': B.C. doctor thanked for life-saving cancer research

An Alberta mom says her son Ashton is alive today after a stage 4 cancer diagnosis because of research into rare tumours in kids, so she called the doctor to say thank you.
Matheson

The making of Matheson: Why I spent a month back in high school

As cliche as it may sound, spending a month back at school has made me more optimistic about the future generation than ever. We're in fantastic hands.
Matheson

'We're not all in gangs, doing drugs and bumming out of school': Surrey students defend their city

Students were given the chance to talk to the CBC about any stories they wanted to. No one topic was brought up more often than the unfair reputation they feel they have as Surrey students.

98-year-old gardener given 'gift of light' thanks to school children

Ninety-eight-year-old Gerry MacPherson’s one wish for Christmas has come true thanks to some tenacious North Vancouver school children.

Canucks rookie phenom Elias Pettersson turning heads with incredible debut season

It hasn't been a great season for the Canucks so far this year — but it has been an incredible first season for rookie sensation Elias Pettersson. He's giving fans new hope that the team could be ready to turn the page after a stretch of mediocre campaigns.

Vancouver's new city council lacks diversity: so what next?

Visible minorities are the majority in Vancouver, with over half of resident identifying as non-white, yet that ethnic diversity isn’t reflected on the city’s newly elected city council.

What does Diwali mean? There's no one answer, say British Columbians who celebrate festival

The festival of lights kicks off on Wednesday as the biggest holiday of the year for South Asian communities around the world — but they won't all be celebrating the same way or even for the same reasons.

B.C.'s past political blunders hold little sway over Millennial voters

For those who have a few provincial elections under their belt, the broken promises and scandals of B.C.’s political past will be relevant, but for first-time voters without any of that baggage, those past controversies could unfairly impact their decision.
Analysis

Canada's soccer journey back to the World Cup remains an unrealistic dream

The last time Canada competed in a World Cup of Soccer was 1986 in Mexico. Canada Soccer wants to get its men's program back to the top, but what will it take?
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Recovered drug addict warns about the dangers of painkillers

A recovering drug user is sharing his personal story of addiction and recovery in the wake of a public health emergency in B.C.

Expo 86 memories: the SkyTrain

Experts say the SkyTrain is one of Expo 86’s most recognizable legacies for the city.

Jack Uppal Street declared in Vancouver

Business and community leader Jack Uppal will have a street in South Vancouver's River District named after him after city council unanimously approved a motion.

Jack Uppal remembered as a 'legend' for B.C.'s South Asian community

After his passing last year, Jack Uppal's memorial service was attended by thousands from across British Columbia. It was an emphatic statement of the impact he had on his community.

Indian caste system in Canada called 'a disease' worse than racism

Varinder Dabri is a veterinarian who has lived in Canada for more than 15 years. Yet despite his professional accomplishments, he says he still feel discrimination because of his so called “lower caste.”

Indo-Canadians' fight to vote testimony to 'resolute determination' says Moe Sihota

Moe Sihota, the first Indo-Canadian to be elected to a legislature in Canada, looks back on his community's quest to take their rightful place in Canadian society.