Arrthy Thayaparan
Arrthy Thayaparan ar-thee tha-yah-pah-rin (she/her/hers)

Arrthy Thayaparan is a 2022 master’s of journalism graduate from the University of British Columbia. She has interned as a multimedia journalist at City News 1130, Capital Daily and The Thunderbird and works as a radio program assistant at the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.


Exodus from police departments could be an opportunity for change

PHOENIX – Police departments across the country are in a workforce crisis. Some leaders see this as an opportunity, and they’re trying harder to attract candidates who reflect the communities they serve, with a focus on women, people of color and members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Battle for police reform has been fought for decades

OAKLAND, Calif. – Activists are pushing for police reform, building on the struggles of the past to improve the future of policing in the U.S. To long-time activist Elaine Brown in Oakland, that means being willing to risk your job, to consistently confront the uncomfortable.

Marion Gray-Hopkins visits the resting place of her son, Gary Hopkins Jr,. at the Fort Lincoln Funeral Home & Cemetery in Brentwood, Maryland. The 19-year-old was shot and killed by a police officer in 1999. (Photo by Dianie Chavez/News21)

Vancouver center connects First Nation communities and police

VANCOUVER, Canada – Indigenous people in Canada are overrepresented in the criminal justice system. The Vancouver Aboriginal Community Policing Centre works with First Nation communities to improve relations with police in a country where “these laws were written to police us.”