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: Khadra Ahmed firstname.lastname@example.org
Section Meetings: Mondays at 3:30 PM
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 Editor: Tom Ndekezi email@example.com
Section Meetings: Tuesdays at 4:00 PM
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: Mitchell Pawluk firstname.lastname@example.org
Section Meetings: Wednesdays at 4:00 PM
Explore a big question or idea with a larger piece like features, or learn to write smaller pieces like Required Reading or Notes. Typically reserved for more experienced volunteers, these are a fun way to challenge yourself beyond the standard article length and take more liberties with your writing. Some of them even go in our magazine and look really cool. Email our editor for more!
Section Editor: Tina Tai email@example.com
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.
Photo Section Editor: Christen Ford firstname.lastname@example.orgSection Meetings: Wednesdays, time TBD
Design Section Editor: Sofia Capettini email@example.com
Meetings: Tuesdays at 5:00 PM
Go Golden Bears!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in interviewing athletes and recapping games. If you’re more interested in providing commentary, reach out to email@example.com.
If you feel you need to speak to someone else, check out our Contact page for a more detailed list of editor emails!