Crystal Chan is a writer, artist, and producer working in new media and publishing. Originally from 香港 (Hong Kong), she is based in Tiohtiá:ke (Montreal), where she serves as an executive board member of the Quebec Writers’ Federation. She is a former artist-in-residence at the Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity and is now a professor in the Creative Writing Department of the University of British Columbia and an editor at UBC Press for RavenSpace publishing, an innovative multimedia publication series by Indigenous authors and their collaborators. Certified as both an editor and a designer, her specialty is merging storytelling with technology and presenting narratives in unique settings and forms. She is the creator, director, and host of Eighty Thousand Steps, a first-of-its-kind app for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation that allows listeners to power the show as they walk, one step at a time. She is also a producer in the cultural and non-profit sectors.
Crystal makes her residence in Can Serrat in January 2023.