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Editorial Staff

Matt Gergyek (he/him) / @mattgergyek
Office Hours: Tuesdays 1-3 p.m.

Matt was previously the Fulcrum’s Features Editor (2018-19), where he helped produce eight special issues in print. Matt’s work has appeared in the Ottawa Citizen, the National Observer, the Flamborough Review, and VICE Canada.

Online Editor
Safa Saud (she/her)
Office Hours: Wednesdays 11-1 p.m.

Safa first worked with the Fulcrum in 2018-19 as a freelance reporter. She has previously worked on social media campaigns for Starbucks, Coca-Cola, Porsche, Virgin Mobile, KFC, and Ikea.

Art Director
Rame Abdulkader (she/her)
Office Hours: Tuesdays 3-5 p.m.

Rame has been working for the Fulcrum for two years, and was Visual Editor from 2018-19. She is a University of Ottawa graduate with a double major in communications and visual arts and is working toward pursuing a career in animation.

News Editor
Aaron Hemens (he/him) / @aaron_hemens
Office Hours: Fridays 12-2 p.m.

Before joining the Fulcrum team, Aaron spent eight months running a one-man-newspaper in Canada’s North. In total, he put out 30 issues as the editor of the Inuvik Drum, a community newspaper published weekly in the town of Inuvik, N.W.T. He graduated from Carleton University’s journalism program in 2018.

Associate News Editor
Mackenzie Casalino (they/them) / @mmrcasalino
Office Hours: Mondays 5-7 p.m.

Mac is a graduate of Carleton University’s journalism and human rights program. They have worked for publications across Canada including Metro Ottawa, Metro Halifax, The Charlatan, and Chaleur Magazine. Meagan specializes in print, audio and visual journalism, with a passion for photojournalism in their free time.

Sports Editor
Charley Dutil (he/him) / @CDuts98
Office Hours: Fridays 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Charley is a fourth-year digital journalism student at the University of Ottawa and was the Fulcrum’s Associate Sports Editor last year. He’s covered two elections for Rogers TV and has written for TFO and other student publications.

Associate Sports Editor
Jasmine McKnight (she/her) / @Jazzle59
Office Hours: Wednesdays 4-6 p.m.

Jasmine is a second-year communications student at the University of Ottawa and was a freelancer for the Fulcrum last year. In addition to the Fulcrum, she writes as a USPORTS Correspondent. Jasmine doesn’t just write about the teams on campus, she plays on the Gee-Gees ultimate frisbee team who, by the way, are really good.

Arts & Culture Editor
Ryan Pepper (he/him) / @pep_ryan
Office Hours: Wednesdays 12-2 p.m.

For more than five years, Ryan has been covering culture, theatre, music, visual arts, literature, festivals, and anything else vaguely artsy at the U of O and the larger Ottawa community. He sustains himself mostly off the free food at opening nights.

Features Editor
Zoë Mason (she/her) / @ZoeMas0n
Office Hours: Wednesdays 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Zoë is a second-year student in political science and history here at the University of Ottawa. Outside of the Fulcrum, she has been a regular contributor to Toronto Maple Leafs blog Editor in Leaf since January 2019.

Dasser Kamran (he/him)

Dasser is an international student in his third year of marketing in the Telfer School of Management. Outside of the Fulcrum, he is highly involved in multiple clubs such as Casco and Telfer Marketing Association. He is also the videographer for the Gee-Gees men’s basketball team.

Business Staff

General Manager
Dorian Ghosn (he/him)

Non-Business Staff

Denray Jean-Jacques (he/him)

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