Check back soon to meet the editorial staff for the 2017-2018 production year.

Editorial Staff 2016-2017

Dana Bellamy

Editor-in-Chief

Dana is a graduate of the media studies program at the University of Guelph-Humber, with a specialization in digital communications. After graduating, she dabbled in documentary filmmaking and started working for The Ontarion as photo and graphics editor. When she is not taking photos or reporting on stories around the city, she can be found watching British TV, listening to oldies, and playing Scrabble. Fun contradictory fact: she also used to play drums in a heavy metal band.

Kylie Armishaw

Director of Layout and Design

Kylie recently graduated from York University and Sheridan College’s joint program in graphic design and moved from the big city back to her hometown roots in Guelph to pursue her love of editorial design as director of layout and design at The Ontarion. When Kylie is not stuck behind her screen looking for the perfect font, she’s probably playing with a puppy somewhere or yelling obnoxiously loud at whatever sporting event is on TV.

Mariah Bridgeman

Photo and Graphics Editor

Mariah recently graduated with honours in the media studies program at the University of Guelph-Humber, with a specialisation in image arts. Growing up on a farm just south of Guelph, Mariah enjoys the simple things in life, spending time outdoors and playing board games with family and friends. Being the photo and graphics editor for The Ontarion allows Mariah to embrace her adoration for the arts as well as her hometown community.

Claire Wilcox

Associate Editor

Claire is in her graduating year, studying English and French at the University of Guelph. As associate editor, Claire hopes to highlight events and goings-on pertinent to the U of G community. You can generally find her at the Bullring with her nose in a book, coffee in hand. Aside from journalism, Claire enjoys creative writing and loves to tell stories. Other hobbies include long-distance running and casual trumpet-playing.

Mirali Almaula

Digital Content Editor

If you see something on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram from The Ontarion then it’s probably Mirali trying to reach you through the internet machine. Mirali completed her PhD in literary/theatre studies at the University of Guelph with a dissertation on mediatized stand-up comedy. Her research led to performing stand-up in Guelph and surrounding areas, which resulted in the podcast CarPod Diem. In her other time, she writes comedy reviews for Exclaim!, is learning to take photos that are not blurry, and watches an unhealthy amount of Netflix.

Rebecca Thompson

Sports and Health Editor

Rebecca is a fourth-year student at the University of Guelph working towards a degree in international development. Her pastimes include running around chasing Frisbees and procrastinating at a professional level. Besides her love of flying plastic objects, Rebecca also enjoys writing words on paper for others to read. This year, she hopes to bring recreational and competitive sport and mental health awareness to the University community.

Sierra Paquette-Struger

Arts and Culture Editor

Sierra completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Guelph. As this year’s arts and culture editor, she hopes to showcase Guelph’s vibrant creative community and highlight Other voices and perspectives. At a young age, Sierra was told that she would never make it as a hockey player so she became a poet instead. She belongs to the Guelph-based group of experimental poets, the &, Collective, and when not writing or sleeping, she can be found watching Bob’s Burgers, talking about how much she loves Hamilton, Ont., or listening to Taking Back Sunday.

Tanner Morton

News Editor

Tanner has recently completed his English degree at the University of Guelph, and yet he still has to sound out the spelling of Wednesday each and every week. He is looking forward to looking at the municipal, provincial, and national political issues that are facing students today, and finding out the individual stories that can only be heard in Guelph. When Tanner isn’t sitting behind his desk working on news stories, he’s passing the time with a book in his hands and a coffee close by.

Tiann Nantais

Copy Editor

Tiann is a third-year Political Science student at the University of Guelph. The Sault Ste. Marie native is a former spelling bee champ and passionate grammar advocate. In her spare time, Tiann enjoys writing, boring her friends with political news, and overextending herself in every way possible. She is also surprisingly smooth on the dance floor and eats too much popcorn for her own good.

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