The Gazette is a student-run publication that relies on the hard work of its staff and contributors to exist. Each spring, a hiring committee is formed to democratically select the most skilled applicant for the editorial positions. Assistant editors may be hired by their section editor. Interns may be hired at the beginning of the winter semester. Contributors can write any time on any subject: feel free to drop us a line at

Meet Our Staff

In this image: Tarini Fernando

Tarini Fernando


Tarini Fernando is a writer, editor and student attending Dalhousie University. Her writing has appeared in the Dalhousie Gazette and in various Dalhousie undergraduate journals. Tarini started writing for the Gazette in 2017. She took on the Editor-in-chief position after serving as the Gazette’s Arts & Lifestyle Editor for a year.

Tarini is in her last year of a combined honours degree in English and creative writing with a certificate in art history. When she’s not anxiously trying to figure out what to do with her life, Tarini enjoys practicing yoga and listening to true crime podcasts.


In this image: Ankit Bajaj

Ankit Bajaj

Business Manager & Administrative Assistant

Ankit Bajaj is a master’s of electronic commerce candidate at Dalhousie University. Born and raised in the city of lakes, Bhopal, India, Ankit moved to Halifax in 2019.

Interested in technology, public policy and entrepreneurship, Ankit loves interacting with and helping others. He currently manages business and administrative duties for the Dalhousie Gazette. Previously, Ankit worked with the Dalhousie Student Health & Wellness Centre to raise awareness on alcohol harm reduction. He also worked with the Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) to organize their 2020 elections.


In this image: Alex Fox.

Alexandra Fox

Page Designer

Alexandra Fox is a master’s student in occupational therapy at Dalhousie University. With an MA in interdisciplinary studies from York University and an undergraduate degree in communications from Ryerson University, she has been working as a freelance graphic designer, videographer and photographer since 2012.

Alexandra has worked for the Dalhousie Gazette since fall 2018. Her work can be found at


In this image: Geoffrey Howard

Geoffrey Howard

Visual Editor

Born and raised in Halifax, Geoffrey is a fourth-year marketing student at Dalhousie University.

Geoffrey loves creating content that brings joy to people through photography and video. Other than the camera, his passions include reading, plant-based food and soccer. He hopes to be backpacking through South America while documenting the journey on camera after he graduates. His proudest achievement was when he raised $1200 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada with a photography project in the winter of 2019.


In this image: Lane Harrison

Lane Harrison

News Editor

Born and raised in Toronto, Lane Harrison couldn’t wait to write for the Dalhousie Gazette when he arrived in Halifax to pursue a journalism degree at the University of King’s College. After working as a news intern during his first year, Lane became an avid contributor to the Gazette’s news section before moving into the editor position.

Now in his third year of university, Lane’s passion for writing is rivaled only by his love of photo and video journalism. When he’s not doing any of that, Lane is usually found watching any movie he can get his hands on.


Mayowa Oluwasanmi

Opinions Editor

Mayowa is a fourth-year student pursuing an honours degree in political science with a certificate in computing. She has served as the vice-president (Academic) of the Dalhousie Undergraduate Political Science Society (DUPSS) and as a contributor for the Dalhousie Business Review.

Mayowa has been writing for the Dalhousie Gazette since her second year of university as an opinions intern. As Opinions editor of the Gazette, she believes the written word is an invaluable tool and hopes to give others a chance to harness it. When not writing, Mayowa can be found struggling to push the doors open at the Killam Memorial Library.


In this image: Elizabeth Foster

Elizabeth Foster

Arts & Lifestyle Editor

Elizabeth Foster is a third-year journalism student at the University of King’s College.

Growing up in Maine, she always knew she wanted to pursue a career in writing, but it wasn’t until her first year at university that she discovered her passion for journalism. Having written frequently for the Dalhousie Gazette in the past, she is excited to continue her work this year as the Arts & Lifestyle editor.

When she’s not doing journalism assignments, Elizabeth can be found at one of Halifax’s many used bookstores, coffee shops or beaches.


In this image: Luke Dyment

Luke Dyment

Sports editor

Luke’s interest and involvement (and lack of talent) in sports led him to write about them, a lot. He’s done this, without regret, to the point of driving his high school English teachers crazy. He aims to do the same with you.

The University of King’s College journalism student started writing for the Dalhousie Gazette in 2019 before taking on his current role as Sports editor. Besides watching continuous reruns of games during quarantine, Luke spends his downtime listening to music turned up too loud and farming when he’s home in Prince Edward Island.


In this image: Liv Landon

Liv Landon

Online editor

Liv is a second-year English and gender and women’s studies student at Dalhousie University. She is originally from England and became a Canadian in Calgary. She lives in Calgary.

When not working, reading or writing, Liv loves poking about antique and thrift stores in search of peculiar items for her home. Her greatest love is Romantic era poetry and Pre-Raphaelite art. She’s excited to take on the new role of Online and Engagement editor with the Dalhousie Gazette staff.


In this image: Suzanne Hartmann

Suzanne Hartmann


Suzanne is a Toronto-based editor, writer and self-published children’s book author. Editing her middle school newspaper kick-started her love of print and led to a 30-year career in media.

Suzanne has a bachelor’s degree in radio and television arts and a certificate in magazine publishing from Ryerson University. Her company, Old Sage Hands, provides select clients with editing, consulting and creative services.

Currently enrolled in the University of King’s College MFA in Creative Nonfiction program, the fourth-generation Japanese Canadian (JC) of mixed race is working on a project that explores culture and the arts within the postwar JC community in Toronto.