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Mischa Oak

Vancouver Teacher, LGBTQ Community Advocate

Mischa Oak has been a teacher-on-call for the Vancouver School Board since 2008 and has taught thousands of students in almost every school in Vancouver during that time. He has experienced first-hand the challenges our schools face. Oak has a bachelor of commerce degree from Queen’s University and worked successfully in marketing before becoming a teacher.

His experience in the private sector taught him a respect for balanced budgets and the necessity for financial diligence and creativity to adequately fund our schools. Oak is also a long-time community advocate, dedicated to creating a progressive, diverse community. He served on the board of directors for the Vancouver Pride Society and as volunteer coordinator for the 2012 Pride season.

Born and raised in Vancouver, Oak served as president of Vancouver Centre NDP Electoral District Association.
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Dating Apps Are Part Of My Campaign As A Young Candidate

To be a candidate who actually gets elected, I also have to be unique. As far as I know, I'm the only candidate that's marketing by getting matches on the dating apps Tinder, Grindr, and Scruff. I figure these are some of the best places to meet people these days. I go where my peers are and use the technology designed to connect us.
11/13/2014 01:00 EST