About Us


The Bull & Bear is McGill University’s premier student-run magazine. The publication is operated on an unpaid basis by an executive board of 6 members, an editorial team of 12, and a total staff of approximately 75. Semesterly print issues, published via the Management Undergraduate Society, serve as an in-depth and insightful view on the key issues and events on campus. Online, The Bull & Bear publishes on a rolling schedule multiple times per week across four sections: News, Business & Technology, Arts & Culture, and Opinion.

As of 2012, we offer professional media services, allowing campus groups to hire The Bull & Bear to create promotional material for advertising and sponsorship.

History of The Bull & Bear

Founded in 2003, The Bull & Bear has since served as the voice of the Desautels Faculty of Management on McGill’s campus. Monthly issues combined factual reports, discussion pieces, and entertainment articles in a newspaper format. It served to represent the unique faculty and student body of within Bronfman Building  and maintained a business-oriented theme.

In 2012, The Bull & Bear officially rebranded as a magazine publication and implemented a shift to covering campus-wide news and events. A magazine format  better expressed our content in the best possible means, allowing us to be better suited in exploring matters on a deeper and more meaningful level. Today, we publish one magazine per semester, each with its own distinct theme.

How we operate

The Bull & Bear operates within the Management Undergraduate Society (MUS). As such, the MUS receives all revenues earned by The Bull & Bear, and pays for all expenses incurred by The Bull & Bear. There is no dedicated fee levy for the publication: all undergraduate management students pay a semesterly fee levy to the MUS, and the society uses part of this levy to provide ongoing financial support to all of its organizations. The Bull & Bear submits a budget to the MUS at the beginning of each academic year, including projected revenues and expenses, which are then approved by the MUS. The publication’s revenues are generally received from advertising, sponsorship, and photography services. Expenses may include issue printing, web hosting, and branded materials.

Mission statement

The mission of The Bull & Bear is to serve as a platform of knowledge, insight, and inspiration to the McGill community. As the premier student magazine on campus affairs, we seek to advance the Publication’s insightful reporting and presentation of in-depth analysis, with the ultimate goal of establishing The Bull & Bear as McGill University’s most reliable and enriching source of information.

Executive Board 2018-19

Executive Editor
Dan Schechner

Managing Editor – Operations
Ali Schwenk

Business Director
William Horowitz


Managing Editor – Layout
Patrick Timmer

Managing Editor – Editorial
Quinn Halman

Managing Editor – Web
Archit Gupta


Editorial Board 2018-19

Arts & Culture Editor
Adil Dostmohamed

Arts & Culture Editor
Morgan Davis
Opinion Editor
Zach Lanys
Opinion Editor
Sarah Farb


News Editor
Ryan London

News Editor
Patricia Sibal
Business & Technology Editor
Leo Gelfand
Business & Technology Editor
Guy Miller

Copy Editors: Clariza-Isabel Castro, Nora Duffy, Evan Luxenberg, Sruthi Sudhir


Business Team

Sales Managers: Ksenia Shulyarenko, Ben Spilg, Sabrina Barkhouse, Brian Spivak

Sales Coordinator: Hana Gill

Finance Officers: Abigail MacKenzie-Armes, Megan Abellera


Operations Team

Marketing/Ops Officers: Syd Palter, Gabriel Martz, Vanessa Wong, Demi Assimacopoulos


Media Team

Photographers: Amina Magnin, Cherlyne Mok, David Diao, Erik Friedman, Felix Lu, Irina Lee, Keyan Long, Zeyna Benbrahim


Layout Team

Layout Editors: Patrick Timmer, Emmy Wang, Julia Enright, Audrey Normand