Our Team

Made up of current student journalists and graduates, The Pigeon‘s team is devoted to sharing unique Canadian long-form stories. With staff members from each Canadian coast and the areas in between, we hope to do our best to publish content that matters nationwide.

Tegwyn Hughes

Managing Editor

Tegwyn is a Queen’s University graduate with a BAH in History, and has previously worked as a staff member at The Queen’s Journal and as Editorial Director of Spoon University Queen’s. Her journalism interests include lifestyle, intimacy, and health. Most days you can find Tegwyn with 100 tabs open on her laptop and an iced coffee in her hand. She’s also a Virgo, which tells you a lot.

Maggie Gowland

Contributor Content Editor

Maggie was born three days late and has been showing up too early for just about everything since. She’s a former Queen’s University and current McGill University student, working on her MA in English literature. Her writing career began in the Sports section of The Queen’s Journal, and has cropped up in various publications since.

Pamoda Wijekoon

Internal Content Editor

A recent graduate of Queen’s University and a current student at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, Pamoda is spending the COVID-19 shutdown amateur birdwatching and drawing pigeons… lots of pigeons. She keeps busy running The Pigeon’s newsletter, making illustrations, and writing about identity and culture.

Charley Dutil

Editor At Large

A grizzled veteran of student media, Charley has worked for both University of Ottawa student papers and has covered everything from hockey to Board of Governor meetings. Charley is currently the Editor-in-Chief of The Fulcrum and is a journalist for a small radio station in Eastern Ontario. Charley has also contributed to electoral panels for Rogers TV and has been an intern for Franco-Ontarian news outlet ONFR where he covered Francophone issues and Queen’s Park.

Brandon Wright

Socials Manager & Staff Writer

Brandon is a 21-year-old Journalism Mass-Media graduate from Durham College in Oshawa, Ont. He has spent one season as a social media intern for the OHL’s Oshawa Generals. His journalism interests include sports, community reporting, and LGBTQ+ interests.

Amelia Rankine

Art Director

Amelia is an illustrator studying at OCAD. She’s a Queen’s University grad, with a BFA in painting. Her work has appeared in The Queen’s Journal, The Undergraduate Review, and The Globe and Mail.

Mackenzie Casalino

Editorial Team Member

Mackenzie is a reporter with the North Bay Nugget. They are a 2019 graduate of Carleton University’s Journalism and Human Rights program. Their work has appeared in Metro Ottawa, Halifax Star, Chaleaur Magazine, Xtra, The Fulcrum, and The Charlatan. Their work ranges from local to national news, including long-form and breaking news. They specialize in human rights and queer stories. 

Aaron Sousa

Editorial Team Member

Aaron is a second-year Journalism student and avid photographer at St. Thomas University in Fredericton, N.B. and works as Senior Writer for The Aquinian. Other bylines include CBC Radio, CHSR-FM, Telegraph-Journal, Kings County Record, and Grid City Magazine. You can usually find him snapping photos, procrastinating, or drinking way too much caffeine.

Bayleigh Marelj

Editorial Team Member

Bayleigh is a writer, radio host, and journalist based on Lək̓ʷəŋən territory. They studied Journalism at the University of King’s College and got their start hosting on CKDU. Their work focuses on arts and culture with a touch of news. Some of their favourite things include beaded earrings, yellow couches, and their original pressing of Kate Bush’s 1985 album ‘Hounds of Love’.

Bailey Moreton

Editorial Team Member

Bailey is a graduate of the Bachelor of Journalism program at Carleton University with a combined honours in political science. He is the former editor-in-chief of the Charlatan, and has also worked with the Chronicle HeraldThe Windsor Star, Wild Magazine, and Canadian Life.

Victor Ubaru

Website Designer

Victor is an Aerospace Engineering and Computer Science student with a passion for creating informative and entertaining content. Originally born in Benin City, Nigeria, Victor immigrated to Calgary, A.B. in his early teens. When he’s not writing lab reports or editing podcasts, you can find him taking a nap at the Charlatan offices.

Hannah Willis

Staff Illustrator

Hannah is a Toronto based illustrator completing her masters in Communications and Culture at Ryerson, and spends way too much time studying Canadian sitcoms. A recent Queen’s grad, you can find her illustrations in The Queen’s Journal, hanging in the Queen’s Pub, or pretty much anywhere on Queen’s campus. Hannah is particularly interested in the relationship between art and social justice activism.

Stephanie Sirois

Editorial Advisor

Stephanie is a print, digital, and broadcast communicator based in New Brunswick. Their work ranges from publicity and marketing, to breaking news and long form culture features. Their work has appeared in CBC, Macleans, Huddle, The Brunswickan, The Aquinian, The Daily Gleaner, The Telegraph Journal, The Kings County Record, and EventMagazine.ca.