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  • Apply for the Doug Leslie Bursary: Editors and Staff Welcome to Apply

    Doug Leslie was The Link’s first editor-in-chief.

    When he passed away in 2012, a bursary fund was set up in his name. Every year $1,000 is distributed in his honour to Linkies in financial need–to either one person or split between two.

    To be eligible you need to have staff status, meaning you’ve contributed at least four separate times to four issues this semester.

    You must also be registered as a student and returning next year.

    To apply, you’ll need to write us a one-to-two page letter, and have it sent to us before Nov. 28. It should describe your level of financial need, how you plan on contributing to The Link in the coming year, and how the bursary will help you do so. You’ll also need to include three of your contributions to the publication.
    Send everything in PDF form to secretary@thelinknewspaper.ca before Nov. 28. Good luck!

    Eligible to apply: Miriam Lafontaine, Savannah Stewart, Elaine Genest, Alexander Perez, Savanna Craig, Aysha White, Marissa Ramnanan, Dustin Kagan-Fleming, Ireland Compton, Jon Milton, Franca Mignacca, Victoria Lamas, Elisa Barbier, Aiden Locke, Olivier Cadotte, Daren Zomerman, Samuel Boafo, Elias Grigoriadis, Erika Morris, Louis Pringle, John Ngala, Victor Depois, Louis Pringle, Kayleigh Valentine, Chris Michaud, Jillian Reynolds, Caroline Tran, Maggie McCutcheon, Youmna El Halabi and Wala Amara.

    One contribution needed to apply: Penina Simon, Elodie Lima and RaguVarman Raguparan.

    Two contributions needed to apply: Rebecca Meloche and Caitlin Yardley.

    Three contributions needed to apply: Alina Murad, Sareema Husain, Madeha Choudhury, Anthony Fortugno, Noah Brennan, Benjamyn Upshaw-Ruffner, April Tardif-Levesque and Olivier Robidoux.

  • Want to Represent The Link at Nash81?

    Every year, The Link takes part in the Canadian University Press’ annual national conference, also known as NASH. The conference gathers student journalists from across Canada, and Link delegates get the chance to attend workshops about the media from the pros. There’s also an awards ceremony—the JHM Awards, aka the Johnnies—that honour the best student journalism in Canada.

    And once the sun goes down there’s lots of time to party.

    This year NASH is in Calgary and takes place from Jan. 3-6. After sending off our applications for the JHM Awards, we’re now ready to pick some delegates through a democratic vote.

    The Link is sending four people to NASH this year. One of those spots is reserved for the editor-in-chief and another spot is reserved for a staff writer. The other two spots can be taken by masthead or staff writers. To be considered a staff writer, you need to have contributed to The Link at least four times this volume. If you have any questions about your eligibility, please contact Miriam at editor@thelinknewspaper.ca.

    If you’d like to nominate yourself as a Link delegate you’ll need to write a letter of intent. It should mention what you plan to do at the conference. You should also explain why we should we should select you specifically, your experience with national or regional conferences, and how you plan to contribute to The Link for the remainder of the year. You’ll also need to explain how you plan to bring your newfound knowledge back to The Link once NASH is over.

    Your letters of intent need to be printed, and posted in our office by Monday, Nov. 26 at 5 P.M. Voting for the delegates will happen before our pitch meeting the next day at 5 P.M.

    Good luck and see you in Calgary!

  • Apply for the Doug Leslie Bursary: Editors and Staff Welcome to Apply

    Doug Leslie was The Link’s first editor-in-chief.

    When he passed away in 2012, a bursary fund was set up in his name. Every year $1,000 is distributed in his honour to Linkies in financial need–to either one person or split between two.

    To be eligible you need to have staff status, meaning you’ve contributed at least four separate times to four issues this semester.

    You must also be registered as a student and returning next year.

    To apply, you’ll need to write us a one-to-two page letter, and have it sent to us before Nov. 28. It should describe your level of financial need, how you plan on contributing to The Link in the coming year, and how the bursary will help you do so. You’ll also need to include three of your contributions to the publication.
    Send everything in PDF form to secretary@thelinknewspaper.ca before Nov. 28. Good luck!

    Eligible to apply: Miriam Lafontaine, Savannah Stewart, Elaine Genest, Alexander Perez, Savanna Craig, Aysha White, Marissa Ramnanan, Dustin Kagan-Fleming, Ireland Compton, Jon Milton, Franca Mignacca, Victoria Lamas, Elisa Barbier, Aiden Locke, Olivier Cadotte, Daren Zomerman, Samuel Boafo, Elias Grigoriadis, Erika Morris, Louis Pringle, John Ngala, Victor Depois, Louis Pringle, Kayleigh Valentine, Chris Michaud, Jillian Reynolds, Caroline Tran and Wala Amara.

    One contribution needed to apply: Penina Simon.

    Two contributions needed to apply: Rebecca Meloche.

    Three contributions needed to apply: Alina Murad, Sareema Husain, Olivier Robidoux, and Caitlin Yardley.

  • The Link is Gearing Up for NASH and We Need Your Help

    • Courtesy Nash81

    Every year, The Link takes part in the Canadian University Press’s annual conference, also known as NASH. At NASH, student journalists from across Canada gather to attend workshops about the media from the pros.

    It’s also an award ceremony—the JHM Awards, aka the Johnnies—that honor the strongest student journalists in the country. There will be a lot of schmoozing and yes, you can party once the sun goes down.

    This year NASH is in Calgary and will take place from Jan. 3-6. We decide who’s going and will place one nomination in each category–so take advantage and who knows, maybe you’ll even make it into The Link’s history books!

    Awards are given out in a wide variety of categories:

    In Writing: Arts & Culture, Humour, Diversity Reporting, Feature and Op-Ed Writing, as well as Investigative, Labour, News, Sports, Indigenous, Data and Climate Reporting

    In Multimedia: Best Cover/Layout, Graphic/Illustration, and Photo of the Year

    In Recognition: Best Student Journalist and Student Publication of the Year

    We’ll decide what gets nominated through a vote on Oct. 16 at 5 P.M. If you’d like to nominate an article or a journalist for a JHM Award please email Miriam at editor@thelinknewspaper.ca. You can also nominate pieces by printing out a copy and posting it on our office wall before Oct. 16.

    More information will be out soon on how to attend NASH as a delegate, with letters of intent from staff and masthead due Nov. 23.

    XOXO, The Link

    P.S. See you in Calgary!

  • The Link By-Election: Who’s Running

    Opinions Editor

    Who is running: Olivier Cadotte

    The opinions editor runs the opinions section for our website and magazine. You’ll run and train a team of contributors so they can write critically about local politics, what’s going on campus and more. You’ll also help lead our collection of columns, such as the People’s History column.

    Creative Director
    Who is running: Paulina Dominguez

    The creative director leads the visual design of the magazine, working in our visual team alongside our photo editor and graphics editor. You’re here to lay it out, make it pretty and experiment.

    To be eligible contributors must have completed four assignments between June and September to four separate publishing weeks. For more information on eligibility please contact Miriam at editor@thelinknewspaper.ca.

    Who’s eligible to vote: Miriam Lafontaine, Savannah Stewart, Elaine Genest, Alexander Perez, Savanna Craig, Aysha White, Marissa Ramnanan, Dustin Kagan-Fleming, Ireland Compton, Jon Milton, Victoria Lamas, Elisa Barbier, Aiden Locke, Olivier Cadotte, Daren Zomerman, Elias Grigoriadis, Erika Morris, Louis Pringle, John Ngala, and Wala Amara.

    One contribution to vote: Samuel Boafo.

    _Two contributions to vote: Youmna El Habibi, Penina Simon and Victor Depois.

    Three contributions to vote: Alina Murad, Rebecca Meloche and Sareema Husain._

    Update: The Link was originally holding elections on Sept. 25. It has since been changed to Oct. 2.