Mahdis is a York University graduate with an Honours BA in Professional Writing, a Certificate in Spanish Language Proficiency, and an expected Master of Journalism '23. She is also fluent in Farsi. She began her journey with Excalibur as a contributor in 2017 then worked as executive editor from 2018-2020. For the 2020-2021 year, Mahdis served as editor-in-chief. She 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 writing or editing or correcting people on the spelling of her name, she is likely marathon-viewing thrillers and crime shows that oddly bear no impact on her sleep.
UPDATED: An instructor from the mathematics department is currently under fire for a set of ‘insensitive’ emails sent to an international student who requested a midterm deferral due to an internet blackout amid a military coup in Myanmar. University has made “alternate arrangements for the teaching of the course.”
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.