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 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.

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 2021-22

Executive Editor

Rose Bostwick

Managing Editor – Editorial

Sam Shepherd

Managing Editor – Business and Operations

Linnea Vidger

Business Director

Alice Guo

Media Director

Drake Wong

Finance Officer

Rohaim Khan

Design Director

Erin Sass


Editorial Board 2021-22

News Editor

Makenna Crackower

News Editor

Claire Chang

Opinion Editor

Alia Shaukat

Opinion Editor

Sarah Sylvester

Business & Technology Editor

Sean Kim

Business & Technology Editor

Julian Robinson

Arts & Culture Editor

Hannah Wallace

Arts & Culture Editor

Olivia Whetstone

Sports Editor

Josh Holtzman

Sports Editor

Ezra Moleko


Copy Editors: Melissa Downey, Leo Holton, Sean-Gerald Udeh, Maria Hernandez

Business Unit

General Manager: Alice Guo

Sales Coordinators: Nina Sukhinenko

Sales Managers: Hope Zhang, Yi Yang Chen, Qais Janbaksh, Anna Abramova, Aryaan Mehra, Aditya Makhija

Operations Team

Anna Marukhnyak, Anna Abramova, Lauren Bailet, Maxine Bisera, Ece Sitki, Oyku Siki