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These individuals are the personalities behind the emails, the posts and tweets. CUP’s national office is comprised of the full-time staffer responsible for CUP’s day-to-day operations. The CUP Board of Directors is tasked with the governance of the organization and meet regularly each month. Other staff are mandated with creating original content, organizing major annual events such as CUP’s national conference, fondly known as NASH, and strategic planning.
After being embedded into CUP for the past two years as the Ottawa Bureau Chief and admiring from afar for three more, I was fortunate enough to become CUP’s National Executive. My five years in student press began at the University of Ottawa’s Fulcrum where I volunteered and then became the news editor. While there I helped the paper’s digital transition and rallied to better engage our readers. I bring that experience with me to CUP, hoping to unite the community and strengthen the organization.
Mick Sweetman is an Ontario Regional Director and chair of the CUP board. While not trying to govern the ungovernable, also known as campus journalists, he spends his time as the managing editor of The Dialog newspaper at George Brown College in Toronto and cursing at Toronto FC. Mick’s immediate focus as a Regional Director are members in the Greater Toronto Area but he represents all Ontario members on CUP’s Board of Directors. If you’re ever in Toronto let him know as he’s been known to buy interested CUPies a drink while chatting about what we can do to make CUP the best co-operative it can be.If you would like to talk to him you can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or call his office at The Dialog during business hours at 416-415-5000 Ext. 2764.
HenryTye Glazebrook assures everyone that they can simply call him Henry. Whether he’s wearing out the keys on his laptop, reciting his favourite second-hand jokes or recounting any number of the embarrassing tales from his own escapades, Henry is never at a loss for words. Henry was introduced to CUP during his time at the University of Saskatchewan’s student newspaper, the Sheaf, where he spent the last year as editor-in-chief. Entering his last year as a student, he plans to earn a career in journalism once he completes his honours degree in English. In his downtime, Henry cultivates a passion for storytelling in print and on film, and spends as much time as possible playing with his German shepherd, Rush. Henry is happy to answer any questions about the origin of his unconventional first name, and can be reached directly via Twitter.
Connor never wanted to be a journalist. He actually laughed people enrolling into journalism programs. Yet somehow, 2 universities and 3 campus newspapers later, Connor is a journalist. Well, kind of. He’s less interested in reporting and more interested in the design and production of news. He works as the Layout & Web Editor for The Aquinian, where he does all the nerdy things most people don’t understand.
Bio coming soon.
My experience in campus press began at The McGill Daily, where I worked for as a news editor for two years, and as a volunteer at CKUT campus community radio station. I became involved in CUP as Quebec Bureau Chief working with The Concordian in 2012-13. I was CUP President last year and am returning to the Board this year as a director to provide continuity for a new group of directors.
Steve Ladurantaye manages news and government partnerships at Twitter Canada. An accomplished journalist, Steve has been the recipient of two National Newspaper Awards. Prior to joining Twitter, he was the media reporter at The Globe and Mail. Steve has also served as a city editor at the Kingston Whig-Standard and the Peterborough Examiner and as a reporter with the Ottawa Sun.
Born in the suburbs of the nation’s capital, Jessica found herself transferring from Carleton University studying Art History and History to enrol at the University of Ottawa to obtain a B.A. in Communication.
As a devoted media enthusiast who is always reading or listening to the latest headlines, Jessica found herself behind the scenes instead as began volunteering with the University of Ottawa’s independent newspaper, the Fulcrum. She began in January 2013, while reporting and gaining experience in becoming the current Arts & Culture Editor for the 2014 – 2015 year.
Alongside her journalism career throughout her university studies, Jessica worked in fashion and worked with designer labels such as; Burberry, Ralph Lauren, Oscar de la Renta, Halston Heritage, Ermenegildo Zegna, Hugo Boss, and Armani Collezioni.
Having studied with the Ottawa School of Art, Jessica developed her strength in visual arts, specifically in portrait painting. She is also a collector of contemporary modern art. As an United States political junkie, in her off time you can find her researching the latest media critique of the Obama administration.
Jessica is a fulltime student at the University of Ottawa, and an aspiring broadcast driven to achieve her master’s degree.