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 8, 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.

Mission statement

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 2022-23

Executive Editor

Claire Chang

Managing Editor

Sarah Sylvester

Business Director

Christina Schleifer

Finance Officer

Hope Zhang

Operations Director

Anna Abramova

 

Photography Director

Lysette Umwali

 

 

Editorial Board 2022-23

News

Lydia Atkinson

News

Zoe Yurman

Opinion

Alia Shaukat

Sports

Henry Ceffalio

Business & Technology

Juan Batiz

Business & Technology

Julian Robinson

Arts & Culture

Hannah Murray

Arts & Culture

Jacob Sponga

       

 

History of the Bull & Bear

Founded in 2003, the Bull & Bear 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.