Mahdis is a York University graduate with an Honours BA in Professional Writing and a Certificate in Spanish Language Proficiency. She is also fluent in Farsi. She is a former staff writer, executive editor, and now current editor-in-chief at Excalibur. Mahdis is curious about the world, BIPOC stories, and passionate about writing as a platform for advocacy and representation. She hopes to one day add to the diversity of Canadian media both in the content it produces and as a staff member. When Mahdis is not scribbling away or editing or correcting people on the spelling of her name, she is either reading, staying active, or marathon-viewing thrillers and crime shows that oddly bear no impact on her sleep.
The effects of excessive screen time on our optical health may go unnoticed. From eye strain and dry eyes to more serious impacts, being in front of a screen for most of the day can certainly do some damage.
TEDxToronto began their latest series, Uncharted, with their first-ever digital event and TED Talks on October 29 — viewers can look forward to parts three and four in February and March, respectively.
Amid the pandemic and academic stress, students receive a one-week extension for their upcoming winter break in various Ontario universities; however, York classes were set to resume on January 11 even before the pandemic.
November 18 marked the one-year anniversary of York’s Global Strategy Lab collaborating with the World Health Organization to establish it as the Collaborating Centre on Global Governance of Antimicrobial Resistance.