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Editorial Staff


Hailey Otten

After spending a year heading the Fulcrum’s multimedia team, Hailey has joined forces with Jasmine as the Fulcrum’s co-EICs. Outside of the paper, she is the entertainment editor for Her Campus at uOttawa. With an interest bordering on obsession with literature, Hailey can often be found in bookstores or hunkered down on her kindle.


Jasmine McKnight

After spending four years with the Fulcrum’s sports section, Jasmine has taken her knowledge and experience to the EIC role. Outside of the Fulcrum, Jasmine captains the Gee-Gees women’s ultimate team and represents Ottawa’s competitive scene on Stella. If she’s not creating content for the Fulcrum or on the field, you can find her streaming on Twitch.

Managing Editor

Sanjida Rashid

Sanjida Rashid is a third-year student in the Political Science and Juris Doctor (J.D.)
program. She was previously the resident editorial board oversharer — also known as
Opinions Editor. As Managing Editor, Sanjida hopes to continue to highlight issues in
equity on- and off-campus. When she’s not tethered to her laptop, she can be found
romanticizing campus corners and trying to win best dressed at FTX.

News Editor

Desiree Nikfardjam

Having started as a staff writer and quickly moving up to arts and culture editor in the 2021-22 publishing year, Desiree is excited to be leading the news section this publishing year. She is ready to keep the U of O community informed on all matters that concern them!

Opinions Editor

Matthew McConkey

Matthew is a fourth-year student studying philosophy and political science at the University of Ottawa. This is his first year on the Fulcrum’s editorial board, and he’s looking forward to hearing opinions from all his fellow students. During his spare time, Matthew can be found either spending too much time at movie theatres or cheering on his beloved Buffalo Bills.

Arts & Culture Editor

Victoria Drybrough

Features Editor

Bridget Coady

Bridget is a fourth-year political science major who has worked on the Fulcrum’s editorial board
for three years in various roles. She is currently the president of the Broken Quill Writing Society,
which hosts weekly creative writing meetings on campus.

Sports Editor

Brandon Adibe

Science & Tech Editor

Emma Williams

Emma is a passionate, third-year environmental science student at the University of Ottawa. As a returning editor, she hopes to continue sharing her love for science with the U of O community. When she isn’t studying, she can be found outdoors hiking in Gatineau Park, reading or biking with friends. 

News Associate

Yannick Mutombo

Yannick Mutombo is a creative writer and digital storyteller who recently graduated with an Honours B.A. in Psychology with a Minor in English from the University of Ottawa. He is currently pursuing opportunities in journalism and freelance writing. His interests include, but aren’t limited to, people watching; an affinity for oversleeping; establishing soft deadlines.

Staff Writer

Grace Kim-Shin

Grace is a second-year political science student joining the Fulcrum for the 2022-23 publishing year. She has experience in public service, and has volunteered in advocacy campaigns and grassroots initiatives uplifting youth and women. She is passionate about the arts, community organizing, and politics. When she’s not studying or working, you can find her reading or rewatching Seinfeld episodes.

Social Media Manager

Noah Bailey
After spending the summer on the multimedia team, Noah will be shifting roles to the social media manager for the 2022-23 publishing year. When Noah is not posting on socials, you can find him behind the camera taking photos of just about anything. In his spare time, you can find Noah on the golf course or on the field playing ultimate frisbee.

Graphic Designer

Kai Holub

Multidisciplinary artist Kai brings their experiences and interests in visual arts as the Fulcrum’s graphic designer. During their occasional free time, Kai is often creating stories, listening to looped songs, or illustrating anything from fanart to original characters. When on-campus, you can probably find them scurrying around with a painting assignment in-hand.


Bardia Boomer

An enthusiast of capturing moments, Bardia will be taking on the photographer role for the upcoming school year. With prior knowledge and experience with art, whether music or media, he is very excited to showcase his skills in bringing that love to the Fulcrum. Outside of the Fulcrum, Bardia enjoys watching movies, listening to music, editing photos, and taking night strolls!



Business Staff

Executive Director
Ludvica Boota

Non-Business Staff


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