ABOUT THE BULL & BEAR
The Bull & Bear is McGill University’s premier student-run magazine. The publication is operated on an unpaid basis by an executive board of 7 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 five sections: News, Business & Technology, Arts & Culture, Opinion, and Sports.
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.
The mission of the Bull & Bear is to deliver knowledge, insight, and inspiration to the whole of the McGill community. As the premier student magazine on campus, we seek to provide reliable reporting on critical events and issues within our school sphere, while also offering commentary on developments on and off campus. Open, engaged and balanced, our ultimate goal is to be a source of both accurate information and vibrant opinion, all created by and for McGill students.
Executive Board 2020-21
Managing Editor – Editorial
Managing Editor – Operations & Business
Editorial Board 2020-21
Copy Editors: Asa Kohn, Olivia Whetstone, Devan Greevy, Maria Hernandez
Finance Officer: Rohaim Khan
General Manager: Alice Guo
Sales Coordinators: Joseph Cressatti, Collin Wang
Sales Managers: Claudio Cichi, Diti Jain, Janav Valgi, Joanna Nguyen, Hope Zhang
Anna Marukhnyak, Atussa Kian, Jessica Truax, Melis May Sarfati, Ece Sitki
Athena Paramithiotis, Eden Granovsky, Karen Zhuang
Melis May Sarfati, Bella Carver, Brian Schatteman, Athena Paramithiotis, Alexandra Makri, Megan Kuo
Executive Producer: Sarah Farb