The blogUT Team
Our co-editors are in charge of running blogUT.
Leah is a third year undergraduate majoring in Book & Media Studies and minoring in Anthropology and Writing & Rhetoric. She likes reading, writing, riding the subway, and spending hours at a time looking at pictures of cats on the internet. She gives a [damn] about an Oxford comma.
Contact her at: leah [at] blogut [dot] ca
Maddie is a second year undergraduate majoring in History and minoring in Political Science and Human Geography. She is proudly from the best/West province in Canada (Victoria, British Columbia). She spends her time watching far too much How I Met Your Mother, crafting and DIYing, dreaming of traveling and making up excuses to avoid the gym. Follow her on Twitter at @mooodeline
Contact her at: madeleine [at] blogut [dot] ca
Louis is in his second year studying Philosophy, English, Writing & Rhetoric, and History. Born and raised in the GTA, he values living in a city with so many fine comic book stores enough to warrant commuting to school for an hour each way. When he’s not blogging or junior editing, Louis works with Peace by PEACE, The Underwear Club, and The Mike, and still finds time to watch way too much television and not nearly enough theatre.
Contact him at: louis [at] blogut [dot] ca
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Melody is a first year undergraduate studying Life Science at U of T, and hopes to continue her studies in genetics. She loves Toronto and exploring the city, but will always be a Vancouver girl at heart. She is also obsessed with harp seals, and enjoys reading (non-textbooks!), watching films on the big screen, and playing Chopin and Rachmaninoff on the piano.
Contact her at: melody [at] blogut [dot] ca
Our Feature Bloggers at blogUT give you the best campus juice and insider information on a regular basis!
Crystal is going into her third year of life science at U of T. She wants to eventually end up in public health and nursing. Her hobbies include reading, cooking, music, sleep and blogging whatever tickles her fancy. She likes to keep up with current events whenever she can.Read her posts here.
Danielle is a second-year student studying English, Jewish Studies and History. Her goal is to become a professional writer, of both journalistic pieces and fiction. She writes about student life and her unique experiences at U of T, but also loves to write about arts and culture and is a very critical reviewer. Read her posts here.
*CURRENTLY SEARCHING FOR* FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHERS
Our Featured Photographers are helping us to introduce a new way of blogging to blogUT. Keep your eyes open for their amazing photos of campus and campus events.
Our vlogUT Execs are in charge of managing our YouTube channel. Stay tuned because vlogUT will be up and running very shortly!
River is a first year Life Sciences student who is dreading the day when he has to choose between his love for both physiology and biochemistry. In his free time, he likes to photograph things, read other things, ingest caffeine, “wwebsite as on the internet,” mourn the cancellation of Arrested Development and Firefly, and reminisce about the good old Romantic era when Chopin and Mendelssohn somehow were even more cool then they already are.
BlogUT will forever be indebted to the hard work of our past editors! We would not be where we are today without the unbelievable hard work and ongoing effort they have put into blogUT. Thank you!
Ally joined blogUT as a Junior Editor in 2010 before becoming a Co-Editor the following year. After completing her undergraduate degree in English and Film Studies, she now works at Warner Bros. Canada in Toronto. A movie buff and blogger, she enjoys watching films and Friends reruns on t.v., reading books, blogging, editing short videos, and taking pictures. Currently, she is addicted to Twitter, Pinterest, and StumbleUpon. Follow her on Twitter at @allyjjordan
Lori started out as a writer in 2007 and was a Co-Editor from 2008 to 2011. She wrote about everything from Makeout Spots (http://www.blogut.ca/?p=1327) to movie reviews. In 2012, she completed her undergrad with a degree in Math and Computer Science. Lori is currently a developer at a green energy company in California.
Justine Abigail Yu’s journey with blogUT started slowly…first as an avid reader, then a timid writer, and then finally as Co-Editor from 2009 to 2011. Editing blogUT’s amazing blog posts and tweeting with other U of T students who were also cramming has really helped her keep her sanity and humour. Now she’s off doing other social media things with various businesses and non-profit organizations while squeezing in a trip to some foreign land here and there. Follow her at @justineabigail.
Alex was a staff writer for blogUT from its inception in 2007 until she graduated in 2011, writing film, theatre, and jazz reviews. From 2010 to 2011, Alex was co-editor for BlogUT while finishing her degree in Engineering Science. Alex is currently completing her PhD in Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University. She continues to write film, theatre, and jazz reviews for the Stanford Daily, which can be found here.
Julia was a Co-Editor in 2008-2009, and continued to write for BlogUT for several years afterwards. Her articles spanned from updates on events around campus to guides to Toronto’s most distinctive neighbourhoods. She is currently working on a PhD at the University of Cambridge, and runs a medieval outreach blog, Things Medieval.
Jimmy was a Featured Photographer from 2011 to 2012. After completing an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering, he is now doing his Master’s in the same. Descriptors of his personality may include: environmentalist, cycling maniac, contrarian, silly boy, and picture taker. See his posts here or take a look at his photostream here!
blogUT was founded in 2007 after feeling like something was lacking in his student experience: big school, tons of things going on.
JP did his undergrad at U of T in Engineering Science and then a Master’s in Electrical Engineering. He started blogUT in 2007 after he felt very disconnected from it all the things going on at UofT. His hope is that blogUT will serve as a link to U of T student life, highlighting the interesting things on campus and helping people have more fun. Find him on Twitter.