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Editorial Staff

Charley Dutil

A grizzled veteran of student media, Charley has worked for both University of Ottawa student papers and has covered everything from hockey to Board of Governor meetings. Charley was previously the sports editor of the Fulcrum in 2019-20 and is also a journalist for CJRO 107,9FM a radio station on Ottawa’s east side.

Online Editor
Leyla Abdolell

Leyla is a second-year history and creative writing student who has worked in digital media and advocacy at TVO, Planned Parenthood Toronto, and the Toronto Youth Cabinet. She is also a vice-president of the U of O’s History Students’ Association.

Managing Editor
Emily Wilson

A graduate of Carleton University’s journalism program, Emily has worked as a journalist covering news, arts and sports and also has experience working with social media, audio and video content. She was the former sports editor at the Charlatan, and has freelanced with multiple national and international publications including CBC Sports, Capital Current, SB Nation and others. You can find her on Twitter at @wilson_emt.

News Editor
Karli Zschogner

Karli, originally from the Parry Sound-Wasauksing area under Robinson-Huron Treaty, she is a conflict studies and human rights with psychology from the University of Ottawa as well as from the School of Journalism at the University of King’s College in Halifax, majoring in video documentary. 

Having worked as a parliamentary group in the prevention of crimes against humanity, coordinated, reported and hosted a news radio show for CKDU.FM, and a community multimedia journalism trainer and mentor in Northern Ontario First Nations, she is drawn to beats on Indigenous history and rights, the environment, and international affairs. Twitter: @KarliZschognerInstagram: @karli.zschogner

Arts Editor
Aly Murphy

Aisling (Aly) Murphy is a fifth-year theatre student at the University of Ottawa. She is a theatre critic and regular contributor to Capital Critics Circle and The Theatre Times, and is a co-editor of the IATC online journal, Critical Stages. 

Aly is also a playwright and dramaturg; her first play, Feast, was developed with the Tarragon Theatre YPU in Toronto, and received an NTS #ArtApart grant in May 2020. As a Research Assistant for U of O’s Theatre Department, Aly has acted as a style editor and fact-checker for several academic edited collections and monographs. You can find Aly on Instagram @aly_murph, Twitter @aly_murph_, or visit her website at

Features Editor
Amira Benjamin

Amira is a second-year student in international development and globalization. With a passion for storytelling and an interest in politics and social affairs, Amira is always motivated to report.

Opinions/Sports Editor
Jasmine McKnight

Jasmine McKnight is a third-year communications student from Saskatchewan. On top of being the Fulcrum’s sports and opinions editor, she is also a captain on the Gee-Gees Women’s ultimate frisbee team and is becoming known to frequently lose masks.

Science and Technology Editor
Ryan Matte

Ryan is a fourth year student at the University of Ottawa pursuing a honours bachelors in computer science. He is a member of the CS Games team, has participated in hack-a-thons at the University and has a passion for technology. His focus is showcasing the achievements of our student body and recognizing breakthroughs in the STEM community. 

Associate Features Editor

Staff Writers
Jelena Maric

Jelena Maric is a fourth-year journalism and political science student at Carleton University. She was previously the national editor the Charlatan, Carleton’s student newspaper. When she’s not stressed about deadlines or chasing after a source, she enjoys binge watching Grey’s Anatomy and drinking copious amounts of coffee. She hopes to become a war reporter. 

Paige Holland

Paige is a second-year student in international studies and modern languages, currently learning Spanish. She used to be a competitive swimmer and likes to cover breaking news and art events on campus.

Visual Director
Dasser Kamran

Dasser is a fourth-year student studying marketing at Telfer and is passionate about photography, graphic design and filmmaking. Over the years he’s had various roles at the Fulcrum, including as a volunteer in first year, freelancer in second year, videographer in third year and now Visuals Director.

Outside of the Fulcrum, Dasser has been highly involved in other clubs such as Casco, Enactus, Telfer Student Council, and Telfer Marketing Association. He was also the videographer for the Gee-Gees Men’s Basketball team last year. If you ever run into him, say cheese because he’s most likely taking photos. 

Bridget Coady

Bridget Coady is in her second-year of political science at the University of Ottawa. She learned photography at Etobicoke School of the Arts and is now applying her skills as this years staff photographer. Her photography began as an artistic medium leading her to volunteer and freelance with the Fulcrum in her first year where she found a passion for photojournalism.

Samual Coulavin

Business Staff

General Manager
Rame Abdulkader

Non-Business Staff


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