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  • Application and Eligibility for The Link’s By-Election (Vol. 40)

    The Link is looking for looking for passionate journalists and artists to fill our open positions for two co-news editors, a copy editor, and a photo editor, and will be running a by-election on Oct. 15 at 5 p.m. in our office.

    If you would like to apply, drop off a letter explaining what you’ve got to bring to the team and attach three of your best Link articles for us on on the board in our main room, one week before the election at 4 p.m. on Oct. 8.

    Two Co-News Editors
    Direct the news production for our website. Get to know every inch of Concordia and its politics. Write breaking news, hold people accountable and chase the truth.

    Copy Editor
    Keep articles out of synonym hell and catch the mistakes, big and small. Make the dull stories exciting and the exciting stories even better.

    Photo Editor
    Capture Concordia life. Snap photos of Stingers games, protests and everything in between. Manage a team of contributors and kill it on Photoshop.

    To be eligible, individuals must have contributed four times to four separate issues. Questions can be directed to editor@thelinknewspaper.ca

    Who’s eligible to apply and vote: Aiden Locke, Abegail Renaudo, Bree Rockbrand, Caroline Marsh, Esteban Cuevas, Louis Pringle, Maggie McCutcheon, Olivier Neven, Raguvarman Raguparan, Sam Boafo, Thomas Delbano, Victor Depois, Wala Amara, Ireland Compton, Dustin Kagan-Fleming, Olivier Cadotte, Erika Morris, Victoria Lamas, Nanor Froundjian, Caitlin Yardley, Breea Kobernick, Aysha White, April Tardif Levesque, John Ngala, Elias Grigoriadis.

    One contribution needed to apply and vote: Cassidy MacDonald, Max Chorney.

    Two contributions needed to apply and vote: Gabrielle Mulholland, Marcus Bankuti, Maxime Cadotte, Oseremen Irete, Rowan Kennedy.

    Three contributions needed to apply and vote: Alexandre Denis, Ana Lucia Londono Flores, Angelina Kovacic, Betsy-May Smith, Chantal Marie, Diamanta Lachapelle, Ion Etxebarria, Jessica Barille, Jessica Lee, Joey Bruce, Katharine Amyotte, Kayleigh Valentine, Lazaros Kalipolidis, Marian Rebeiro, Olivier du Ruisseau, Olivier Laurin, Samantha Candido, Sheena MacMillan, Sheida Shamloo, Skye Legault, Taliesen Herb, Valen Mamchur.

  • Who’s Running and How to Vote March 12

    The Link will be running our general annual election on March 12 at 5 p.m., in our office located in room H-649 of the Hall Building (1455 de Maisonneuve W.).

    Here’s who you’ll be voting for:

    Editor-in-Chief
    Ireland Compton
    Elaine Genest

    Coordinating Editor
    Olivier Cadotte

    Managing Editor
    Dustin Kagan-Fleming

    Current Affairs Editor
    Erika Morris

    Opinions Editor
    April Tardif-Levesque

    Fringe Arts Editor
    Nanor Froundjian

    Fringe Arts Online
    Victoria Lamas

    Sports Editor
    Elias Grigoriadis

    Sports Online
    John Ngala

    Photo Editor
    Sarah Boumedda

    Video Editor
    Caitlin Yardley

    Creative Director
    Aysha White

    Graphics Editor
    Breea Kobernick

    Who’s Eligible to Vote

    All staff members can vote in the election.

    To be considered staff, students must have contributed four times to four separate issues. The following people are staff:

    Miriam Lafontaine, Savannah Stewart, Elaine Genest, Alexander Perez, Savanna Craig, Aysha White, Marissa Ramnanan, Dustin Kagan-Fleming, Ireland Compton, Victoria Lamas, Elisa Barbier, Olivier Cadotte, Samuel Boafo, Elias Grigoriadis, Erika Morris, Louis Pringle, John Ngala, Victor Depois, Louis Pringle, Maggie McCutcheon, Youmna El Halabi, Caitlin Yardley, RaguVarman Raguparan, Breea Kobernick, April Tardiff Levesque, Abegail Renaudo, Sarah Boumedda, Nanor Froundjian and Wala Amara.

    Any questions about the process can be directed to Miriam Lafontaine at editor@thelinknewspaper.ca.

    Positions for our two online news editors and our copy editor still remain open, pending by-elections.

  • Annual General Meeting & Notice of Elections

    Thursday, March 28, 2019, 4 p.m.

    Agenda:
    1. Call to order
    2. Election of a secretary
    3. Reading and approval of the agenda
    4. Reading and approval of the minutes of the 2018 AGM
    5. By-law amendments
    6. Board of directors report for 2018-2019
    7. Presentation of the 2017-2018 financial statements
    8. Appointment of the auditor
    9. Financial statements as of the last day of February 2019
    10. Presentation of the preliminary budget 2019-2020
    11. Election of the board of directors
    12. Other business
    13. End of the assembly

    Concordia undergraduate students who are members in good standing are eligible to attend, vote at the meeting and run for the position on The Link‘s board. Two (2) positions are open to MEMBERS AT LARGE (paying fees) and two (2) positions are open to MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY who have had Link staff status within the last (3) years. Candidates for the Board must present a letter of intent by Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 4 p.m. to the secretary of the Board of Directors by email to secretary@thelinknewspaper.ca.

  • The Link Is Looking For Staff Representatives

    There are three staff representative positions on The Link‘s Board of Directors.

    Eligibility: You are a member of The Link (paying fees) and you have staff status with four or more contributions and not a masthead member of The Link.

    Candidates must present a letter of intent by Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 4 p.m. to the secretary of the board of directors by email to secretary@thelinknewspaper.ca

    Election of Staff Representatives will be held Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 4 p.m. in The Link‘s office.

  • The Link Volume 40 General Elections Are Coming Up

    The Link will be running our general annual election on March 12 at 5 p.m., in our office located in room H-649 of the Hall Building (1455 de Maisonneuve W.).

    Those interested must submit a one-page cover letter explaining why they think they’d be a good fit for the position they’re applying for. This letter must be submitted no later than March 5 at 5 p.m., along with a portfolio of three contributions to The Link. Those running for editor-in-chief must submit eight samples from at least three sections.

    The letter must be posted on the poster board in the main room of our office. Interested candidates are encouraged to read the job description for the position they want before applying. Copies can be found in our main room.

    To be eligible, students must have contributed four times to four separate issues. Any questions about the process can be directed to Miriam Lafontaine at editor@thelinknewspaper.ca.

    Editor-in-Chief

    Make the big calls and represent the paper. Through rain, snow and sleepless nights, you lead the troops of this publication to greatness.

    Coordinating Editor

    Direct the paper’s online content and stay on top of the news, fringe, sports and opinions production cycles. Conquer the Internet with a cunning social media strategy and innovative ideas for the treatment of our online articles.

    Managing Editor

    Journalism happens because deadlines are enforced. Oversee the paper’s print production, keep editors and staff on their game, and make sure the magazine comes out on time.

    Current Affairs Editor

    Put your magnifying glass to whatever is happening right now on campus and dig deeper. Curate in-depth features and give context to news here and around Montreal.

    Two Co-News Editors

    Direct the news production for our website. Get to know every inch of Concordia and its politics. Write breaking news, hold people accountable and chase the truth.

    Opinions Editor

    Separate the crazy from the coherent and put together one killer commentary section. Hunt down the strong debaters and columnists and give them a page to fill. Make sure that our columns—Sex Ed(itorial), Peoples’ History of Canada, and Don’t @ Me—are filled regularly.

    Copy Editor

    Keep articles out of synonym hell and catch the mistakes, big and small. Make the dull stories exciting and the exciting stories even better.

    Fringe Arts Editor

    Expose all that’s cool and underground in the Montreal art scene. From gallery openings to bands with three name changes, you’re the go-to person for what’s up-and-coming in Montreal’s art scene.

    Fringe Arts Online

    As the online, regular counterpart to the fringe arts editor, you tell Concordia what’s worth seeing and what to avoid. Review concerts, album releases and art collectives.

    Sports Editor

    Find the story behind the game. Give a voice to the athletes and highlight the great wins and tough times for all of Concordia’s teams.

    Sports Online

    Be the ultimate source of knowledge for all things Stingers. Fast stats, game recaps, video and podcast work are your wheelhouse.

    Creative Director

    Design the visual layout of the magazine. Lay it out, make it pretty and don’t be afraid to break the rules.

    Photo Editor

    Capture Concordia life. Snap photos of Stingers games, protests and everything in between. Manage a team of contributors and kill it on Photoshop.

    Video Editor

    Gather video every week for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and _The Link_’s website. Work with the coordinating editor to organize live sessions with bands, and capture on-the-spot news when it happens.

    Graphics Editor

    You’re the illustrator extraordinaire. Find a way to visualize the tough stories and the easy stories, with the help of some great contributors.

    To be eligible, individuals must have contributed four times to four separate issues. Questions can be directed to editor@thelinknewspaper.ca.

    Who’s eligible to apply and vote: Miriam Lafontaine, Savannah Stewart, Elaine Genest, Alexander Perez, Savanna Craig, Aysha White, Marissa Ramnanan, Dustin Kagan-Fleming, Ireland Compton, Victoria Lamas, Elisa Barbier, Olivier Cadotte, Samuel Boafo, Elias Grigoriadis, Erika Morris, Louis Pringle, John Ngala, Victor Depois, Louis Pringle, Maggie McCutcheon, Youmna El Halabi, Caitlin Yardley, RaguVarman Raguparan, Breea Kobernick and Wala Amara.

    One contribution needed to apply and vote: April Tardif-Levesque, Sarah Boumedda, Abegail Ranaudo, Nanor Froundjian and Virginie Ann.

    Two contributions needed to apply and vote: Sareema Husain and Adrien Congourdeau.

    Three contributions needed to apply and vote: Nicholas Ward, Leah Fitzgerald, Eric Beaudoin, Caroline Marsh, David Earles, Jonathan Burello, Lena Seltzer, Marcus Bankuti, Sohaib Panwala, Sureya White, Taibat Adeyemi, Joseph Calnan, Maggie Morris and Kayleigh Valentine.