Established at the University of Alberta in 1910 as the oldest western Canadian university paper, The Gateway is run by students, for students. Our entire staff is made up of students at the U of A who rely on a team of passionate and diverse student volunteers to generate our content. Anyone can join this team, no matter your skill level.
If you’re interested in developing your journalism skills, whether they be as a photographer, illustrator, designer, or writer, we’d love to have you join the Gateway team! No experience is necessary and our staff are here to help you every step of the way. Check out our FAQ for additional information that might help answer any questions you have.
The Gateway Volunteer Sections
If you’ve ever felt that there were so many cool student groups to join on campus that it’s impossible to pick one, this section is for you. Cover everything from fun student groups to groundbreaking astrophysics research to expert Q&As to politics on campus — all while gaining experience in the truth-seeking field of journalism. Volunteer for news, improve your communication skills as a writer, and contribute to making campus more transparent!
Section Editor: Areeha Mahal [email protected]
Section Meetings: Mondays, 4:00-5:00 p.m. (in-person), 5:15-6:15 p.m. (virtual)
Sound off on what’s happening on campus, in the city, and beyond. Opinion volunteers are crucial for stirring up a little controversy or lending a cool perspective on current events. Write short hot takes about daily frustrations like traffic, or longer in-depth columns about the provincial government being terrible at that one thing.
Section Editor: Emily Williams [email protected]
Section Meetings: Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00 p.m. (in-person), 5:00-6:00 p.m. (virtual)
Arts & Culture
If you’ve got a flair for music, theatre, DIYs, food, or fashion, check out A&C. You can talk to famous people, go to concerts for free, and will probably be able to snag some free albums and movie passes too.
Section Editors: Mitchell Pawluk and Jin He [email protected]
Section Meetings: Wednesdays, 2:00-3:00 p.m. (in-person), 5:00-6:00 (virtual)
Visuals (Photo & Design)
Calling all shutterbugs! Snap pics for our stories and see your work proudly displayed in print and online. And if photos aren’t for you, start your own comic series or try your hand at creating neat illustrated graphics to beautify our stories. Either way, you can’t go wrong in making The Gateway visually delicious.
Visuals Section Editors: Mitchell Pawluk and Jin He [email protected]
Section Meetings: Thursdays, 4:00-5:00 p.m. (in-person), 5:00-6:00 p.m. (virtual)
Go Golden Bears and Pandas!
We don’t have one specific editor for the sports section because you have so many options when it comes to writing stories. Shoot an email to [email protected] if you’re interested in interviewing athletes and recapping games. If you’re more interested in providing commentary, reach out to [email protected].
If you feel you need to speak to someone else, check out our Contact page for a more detailed list of editor emails!