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By Mahdis Habibinia

Editor-in-Chief

editor@excal.on.ca

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.

Victoria Silman

By Victoria Silman

Managing Editor

managing@excal.on.ca

Victoria is a Documentary and Non-fiction Media Production student at Seneca@York, as well as a Technical Writer at Knockri. She has a distinct passion for politics, and a dedication to grammar. When she isn’t busy writing and editing, you can find Victoria winding down with some yoga or video games.

Sakeina Syed

By Sakeina Syed

News Editor

news@excal.on.ca

Sakeina is in her second year at York University studying public administration and creative writing. She is committed to learning and writing about critical issues and uplifting marginalized stories. Outside of Excalibur, you'll most likely find her reading a book or collecting funny cat videos.

Sarah Garofalo

By Sarah Garofalo

Assistant News Editor

asstnews@excal.on.ca

Sarah is in her third year of Film Studies at York University. She is passionate about using writing as a tool to educate herself and introduce others to hidden stories and new ideas. In the future, she hopes to continue her studies in film and merge it with her love of writing and journalism. You can always find Sarah sketching, painting or endlessly watching films while waiting to get back into movie theatres.

Jonathan Q. Hoidn

By Jonathan Q. Hoidn

Copy Editor

copy@excal.on.ca

Jonathan is a Canadian multimedia writer and student who has a passion for storytelling. Despite his preference for writing poignant and humorous tales, Jonathan loves to challenge himself with new topics, mediums, and perspectives. When Jonathan isn’t editing articles, you can find him tackling his backlog of movies, TV shows, video games, and comics; being the nerd of the group; writing down jokes that come to him in the middle of the night; watching the Raptors game; planning out several screenplay details in the seemingly endless “Story Ideas” folder; staring into the void; walking his dog (which is notably the cutest in town); looking into the camera, breaking the fourth wall; and hunting down that pesky little radioactive spider.

Shivam Sachdeva

By Shivam Sachdeva

Health Editor

health@excal.on.ca

Shivam is a driven undergraduate Political Science student with a penchant for health, wellness, and communicating it to people. He believes living a healthy life equates to a happy life, and rejoices in learning all kinds of new health facts that can practically improve people's wellbeing. As his experience with professional writing continues to grow, he hopes to pursue a career in either journalism or law. When Shivam is not writing, you can likely find him working out, playing tennis, hanging out with friends or wasting endless hours going down YouTube rabbit holes.

Sydney Ewert

By Sydney Ewert

Arts Editor

arts@excal.on.ca

Sydney is in her second year at York University studying dance. She loves to travel and explore new places. She also has a part-time job that she loves! When Sydney is not editing, working, or studying for her classes, she is likely going for walks or learning new recipes.

Bhabna Banerjee

By Bhabna Banerjee

Creative Director

production@excal.on.ca

Bhabna is an illustrator, designer, and commercial artist from Toronto, Canada. She has a bachelor’s degree in Media Production with a minor in Graphic Design from York University, and works as a multimedia designer for creative agencies and publications based in Canada. Bhabna is passionate about visual storytelling and incorporates this into her illustrations. Beyond that, she loves to dabble in videography, set design, and any new mediums of art she can get her hands on.

EDITORIAL BOARD

Ongoing Operations During The COVID-19 Pandemic:

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Excalibur Publications remains operational during the school year.

Our offices in the Student Centre are closed until further notice. Our editors, staff, and volunteers are currently working remotely.

You can still reach out to us via email if you have any questions about volunteering, writing articles, tips, comments, or concerns. We will not be able to communicate via our office phones until further notice.

You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

Want to get involved? Let us know!


BUSINESS OFFICE

Eric Rail
Advertising/Business Manager
416-736-5238
ad@excal.on.ca

Anthony Salemi
Distribution Manager
416-736-2100 x33800

Tenneyson Smith
Assistant Distribution Manager
416-736-2100 x33800


MAILING ADDRESS

420 Student Centre, York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3

Phone: 416-736-5238
Fax: 416-736-5841
biz@excal.on.ca


BOARD OF PUBLISHERS

David RosChair
Matt Dionne Vice Chair
Shawn Jeffords – Alumni Seat


OPINION SUBMISSIONS

Letters to the Editor:

Excalibur welcomes all opinion submissions. Letters to the editor and other opinion pieces, such as community editorials, will be published in print pending space, but will be published online. The only restrictions are on material deemed libelous or hate speech that violates the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (as noted in our policies on procedures).

Your letter should be no longer than 300 words and it should outline your name, your major and your year of study (if you are a York student), and which article you are writing in regards to.


Op-Eds:

Excalibur also accepts opinion pieces written by non-editorial board members, i.e. members of the York community. An op-ed is typically 400-600 words in length, and includes the following components: the issue/topic being discussed, the author’s stance/opinion, and a call to action or resolution. The only restrictions are on material deemed libelous or hate speech that violates the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (as noted in our policies on procedures).


All opinions expressed in the opinions section are those of their authors and are not necessarily those of the Excalibur staff, editorial board, or Board of Publishers. 

All submissions should be sent to: editor@excal.on.ca