Our Management

Holly Funk
Editor-in-Chief

pronouns: she/they

Program(s): B.A. (Honours) Psychology, B.A. Religious Studies 

Favourite class in the last year: Approaches to the Study of Religion (RLST 202)

Wishlist classes: Cooking Chemistry, Ethics of Responsibility and Accountability, Foraging

Positions held at the Carillon: Editor-in-Chief, 2021-2023; Op-Ed Editor, 2021; Staff Writer, 2020-2021; A&C Writer, 2019-2020

Favourite topic in the Carillon: Scathing opinion pieces or satire

Go-to music while working: Instrumental djent, metal, and funk, or anything by Said the Whale

Most likely to haunt: the Kinesiology Building’s gym, using the sanitizer bottles to spray anyone I saw gawking at or harassing others.

Book/show/film recommendation: “The Ethical Slut” by Dossie Easton & Janet Hardy, or “The Secret History of Wonder Woman” by Jill Lepore 

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Thomas Czinkota
Business Manager

pronouns: whichever

Program(s): Psychology (Honours), minor Philosophy

Favourite class in the last year: Ghosts, Monsters, and Demons (RLST 201)

Wishlist classes: Maybe something I can get really fired up with, like the repercussions of injustice on fictional characters to media consumers. 

Positions held at the Carillon: Business Manager, 2022-2023; Technical Editor, 2022-2022;

Favourite topic in the Carillon: I’ve enjoyed review pieces. Have been interested in reflection pieces in the past. 

Go-to music while working: Something really old, can’t contain words. That or the DOOM OST. 

Most likely to haunt: The gym -- ethereal squats.

Book/show/film recommendation: Dune (Emperor of Dune)

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Shae Sackman
Production Manager

pronouns: they/them

Program(s): Honours Philosophy and Honours Psychology concurrently

Favourite class in the last year: Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason (PHIL 428)

Wishlist classes: How to be a good citizen (applied), mandatory metaphysics, applied class on how to reframe skills you have

Positions held at the Carillon: Production Manager, 2022-2023; Technical Editor 2019-2022

Favourite topic in the Carillon: Anything out of the usual formats

Go-to music while working: 1987 Eurobeat from various animes, or if I need to not be distracted, the bland oatmeal hell of Death Cab for Cutie

Most likely to haunt: Classroom building's elevator, but only when the light is half out 

Book/show/film recommendation: “Think Least of Death” by Steven Nadler

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Our Staff

Holden Norrie
Advertising Manager

pronouns: he/him

Program(s): B.A. (Hons) Psychology, minor in Kinesiology

Favourite class in the last year: Ghosts, Monsters, and Demons (RLST 201)

Wishlist classes: Outdoor Survival

Positions held at the Carillon:  Advertising Manager, 2022-2023

Favourite topic in the Carillon: Sports section

Go-to music while working:  Recently it has been a lot of Max Richter or Mac Miller. Preference for beats with no words.

Most likely to haunt:  Top floor Adhum. When the fans shut off, you’ll know it’s me.

Book/show/film recommendation: “The Divided Self” by R. D. Laing, “Man’s Search for Meaning” by Viktor Frankl, “The Red Book” by Carl Jung

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Aurel Dumont
Copy Editor

pronouns: he/him

Program(s): English

Favourite class in the last year: Biological Foundations of Behaviour (PSYC 255)

Wishlist class: Intro Michif

Positions held at the Carillon: Copy Editor, 2020-2022

Favourite topic in the Carillon: Popular culture/media, arts, politics

Go-to music while working: Death metal or lo-fo hip-hop (you know the Youtube stream I’m talking about)

Most likely to haunt: the Classroom Building, sitting in the hallways reading books 

Book/show/film recommendation: “Violence” by Slavoj Žižek, or whatever movie is most recent from Ari Aster

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Mehrnoush Bahramimehr
Communications & Outreach Coordinator

pronouns: she/her

Program(s): Ph.D. Industrial Systems Engineering

Favourite class in the last year: Leadership in Engineering

Wishlist classes: Photo-conceptualism

Positions held at the Carillon: Communications & Outreach Coordinator, 2022-2023

Favourite topic in the Carillon: Arts & Culture

Go-to music while working: Hip-hop and rock

Most likely to haunt: 4th floor women’s washroom in the Education Building, it’s really spooky! I would remind all the Potterheads of Moaning Myrtle, the ghost who haunted the girls’ bathroom in the Harry Potter movies so hopefully they’d go and rewatch them!

Book/show/film recommendation:  “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman, House M.D., 12 Angry Men

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Safal Gangwani
Multimedia Editor

pronouns: he/him

Program(s): Media, Arts, & Performance

Favourite class in the last year:  Digital Photo in Contemporary Art (ART 323)

Wishlist classes: Fashion design

Positions held at the Carillon:  Multimedia Editor, 2022-2023

Favourite topic in the Carillon:  Sports & Health section

Go-to music while working:  “When the Sun Goes Down” by Arctic Monkeys is currently on repeat.

Most likely to haunt:  I’d just say in the basketball court playing basketball, because Ball is Life.

Book/show/film recommendation: Top Gun: Maverick, The Red Sea Diving Resort, Hacksaw Ridge, Seven Years in Tibet, The Siege of Jadotville, 1917

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Lee Lim
Graphics Editor

pronouns: she/her

Program(s): B.A. Psychology, minor Classical Studies

Favourite class in the last year: The Ancient World in Film (CLAS 290-AD)

Wishlist classes: Southeast Asian history in art, theatre, and literature; something about dinosaurs

Positions held at the Carillon: Graphic Editor, 2022-2023

Favourite topic in the Carillon: Arts & culture

Go-to music while working: Rina Sawayama’s entire discography

Most likely to haunt: The library, perfect place to annoy any student trying to study

Book/show/film recommendation: “Klara and the Sun” by Kazuo Ishiguro, “Twenty-Five Twenty-One,” and any Studio Ghibli films.

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Gillian Massie
News Editor

pronouns: she/her

Program(s): Journalism

Favourite class in the last year: Photojournalism

Wishlist classes: Intro to Blacksmithing 101, and Birdwatching 150

Positions held at the Carillon: News Editor, 2022-2023; Staff Writer, 2021-2022; Web Writer, 2020-2021

Favourite topic in the Carillon: There’s nothing I like more than a Jorah Bright review

Go-to music while working: Really bad Indie music because I can tune into my work without silence.

Most likely to haunt: 5th Floor Ad Hum. I would hind in the chancellor portraits and jump out at people.

Book/show/film recommendation: Sharp Objects, Big Little Lies

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Hammad Ali
Op-Ed Editor

pronouns: he/him

Program(s): PhD Computer Science

Favourite class in the last year: None, actually

Wishlist classes: Wine tasting and music appreciation

Positions held at the Carillon: Op-Ed Editor, 2022-2023; Staff Writer, 2021-2022

Favourite topic in the Carillon: Campus news, entertainment, student life/campus life

Go-to music while working: Usually something instrumental, especially piano or violin

Most likely to haunt: Archer library. All the reading I could do!

Book/show/film recommendation: Been on a binge of Agatha Christie murder mysteries.

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Wren Gessner
A&C Editor

soon.

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Will Bright
Arts and Culture Writer

pronouns: she/they

Program(s): Secondary Education (Major in English, Minor in Social Studies)

Favourite classes in the last year: Video Game Essays

Wishlist classes: History class about the Golden Age of Piracy

Positions held at the Carillon: A&C Writer, 2021-2023

Favourite topic in the Carillon: Musical theatre scandals and drama

Go-to music while working: The Oh Hellos or Ghost Quartet

Most likely to haunt: La Cite, and I’d erase accents off the “e” on the boards.

Book/show/film recommendation: Derry Girls 

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Sophia Stevens
Sports & Health Writer

pronouns: she/her

Program(s): B.A. International Studies, certificate in Justice Studies

Favourite class in the last year: International Development and Poverty (IS 220)

Wishlist classes: Diplomacy, United Nations and NATO

Positions held at the Carillon: S&H Writer, 2022-2023

Favourite topic in the Carillon: Pop culture, sports, and politics

Go-to music while working: My go-to music depends on the day, but on most days I listen to pop-rock.

Most likely to haunt: I would haunt the gyms and keep busy by playing sports.

Book/show/film recommendation: “It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War” by Lynsey Addario, “On All Fronts” by Clarissa Ward, Blue Bloods, Suits

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Josh King
News Writer

Pronouns: he/him

Program(s): Bachelor of Education after degree (Previous BSc)

Favourite class in the last year: ECS-303: Pre-internship

Wishlist classes: Astrobiology

Positions held at the Carillon: News Writer

Favourite topic in the Carillon: Local news

Go-to music while working: Bad Wolves

Most likely to haunt: Beach volleyball court ("somewhere with a good beach" -- close?) 

Book/show/film recommendation: “Altered Carbon” by Richard Morgan

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Victoria Baht
Staff Writer

pronouns: she/her

Program(s): Social Work

Favourite class in the last year: Critical Issues/Critical Thought (SW202)

Wishlist classes: Nutrient management 

Positions held at the Carillon: Staff Writer, 2022-2023; Sports Writer, 2021-2022

Favourite topic in the Carillon: Sports & Health and Op-Ed

Go-to music while working: Country

Most likely to haunt: The Campion Chapel, sneaking up on people.

Book/show/film recommendation: Euphoria, How to Get Away with Murder

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Amina Salah
Staff Writer

pronouns: she/her

Program(s): International Studies

Favourite class in the last year:  Cree

Wishlist classes:  Cooking

Positions held at the Carillon:  Staff Writer, 2021-2023

Favourite topic in the Carillon:  Arts & Culture! I specifically love art gallery reviews, film reviews, and show reviews.

Go-to music while working:  Classical piano

Most likely to haunt: I'd spend it outside Riddell so I don’t have to face the cockroaches that roam the cafeteria. I’d keep busy by scaring professors.

Book/show/film recommendation: “How We Fall Apart” by Katie Zhao

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Kate Sveinbjornson
Staff Writer

pronouns: she/her

Program(s): Education

Favourite class in the last year: Introduction to Philosophy PHIL100 or ECS100

Wishlist classes: Macrame100, its such a lovely craft and I want to learn more!

Positions held at the Carillon: Staff Writer, 2023

Favourite topic in the Carillon: I love reading about the community, anything relating to Regina small businesses or new groups or events at the UofR always gets me excited!

Go-to music while working: I love listening to soft piano music, or Macroblank, anything which is calm

Most likely to haunt: Oh my, I would probably haunt the vending machine right outside of the Archer Library, and anyone who looked sad would get a free drink, mwhahaha!

Book/show/film recommendation: Breaking Bad, or Hells Kitchen. Both are simply just (no pun intended), chefs kiss

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Our Board of Directors

Holly Funk
Thomas Czinkota
Shiva Souri 
Amina Salah

Shae Sackman
Hammad Ali
Will Bright