theribbonThe Ribbon, jokingly referred to by its editor as “Maclean’s for Millennials,” started as a typecast project before taking on an exciting new life covering Canadian politics.

If you’re interested in contributing an article, please get in touch with us at Cheers!

(Photo: Richard Forbes.)

Our contributors 


Richard Forbes, Editor studied Political Science and Philosophy at the University of Waterloo. Winner of the Peter Woolstencroft Prize in Canadian Politics (2015).

When asked (usually by confused old women) what ‘one does exactly’ with said degree, he laughs and politely declines to answer. A perfect night for him involves a cup of Lady Grey, writing and a re-run of Yes Minister.

Twitter: @richardjforbes

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Mary Medinsky
is a librarian and political junkie. She received a BA in Political Science from the University of Calgary and a MLIS from Western University.

She didn’t get swept up in Alberta’s ‘Orange Crush’.

Twitter: @mmedinsky

Elias Weiss 
studies Neuroscience and Biotechnology at McGill University. A liberal and a passionate believer in evidence-based decision-making, Elias hails from British Columbia but is now a proud Montréaler.

Twitter: @eligdeon


Chelsea Craig is an advocate for youth engagement in politics. She recently graduated from Concordia University with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and is particularly passionate about Canadian and Quebec relations.

Twitter: @chelseacraig_


Ronny Al-Nosir is a proud Montréaler of Syrian and Kurdish descent who studies Political Science at McGill.

Through his writing and civic engagement, Ronny hopes to show that anyone who wants to can have a voice.

Twitter: @ralnosir

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Steve Santerre studied Political Science and Western Society and Culture at Concordia University.

His diverse interests include security in a post-9/11 world, Ancient Greece, spending afternoons in libraries, meditation and spirituality.

Twitter: @stevesanterre

unnamed.jpgDanielle M. Cameron is East Coast-born and returned after having lived in Ottawa. Besides crash-coursing in journalism at the City University of New York (CUNY) in N.Y.C., Danielle holds a B.A. Hon. Human Rights from Carleton University, B.J. Journalism from University of King’s College, and is currently working towards an M.A. in Political Science at Acadia University. Former intern at The Coast — Halifax’s Weekly.

Canadian and American politics are more precious to her than air – will watch anything on PBS American Experience and has probably read every presidential biography, twice. “New Deals with It” on a daily basis, and also recently discovered coffee is not a food group.

Twitter: @DMC130

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