Alex Geddes is a fourth-year Professional Writing & Communications student. She possesses a passion for research and discovery, spending her spare time searching for new information for her latest articles.
Working closely with Tiffany Limgenco and the Compass Editorial Team, Alex hopes to create an outlet for researchwriters and journalists to share their work in an academic setting.
When not pursuing a professional writing career, Alex trains for marathons, cheers on the Leafs, and adds to her ever-growing candle collection.
Tiffany is a communications and writing student at UTM. She slaves over graphic art projects, media studies essays, research articles, and creative non-fiction. She marvels at how words can push people to cry, laugh, and learn. Her dream is to one day write something that will drive readers to feel every single human emotion, good and bad.
Compass is a step towards Tiffany’s dream, for herself and for all young writers. With Alex Geddes and the Compass Editorial Team, Tiffany hopes to give students a place to share the things they discover and thestories they tell of their lives and the world they live in.
Sonia Dhaliwal was born and brought up in Mississauga. She spent two years and one academic quarter at Ohio Northern University before returning to Mississauga as a PWC major at UTM.
After graduating this year, Sonia will start medical school at St. George’s University in the fall. Between classes and studying, Sonia loves to practice yoga, cuddle with her dog, Tyson, and of course, write her heart out.
Designer and Associate Editor
Melissa Carter is a dedicated blogger, passionate DIYer, hopeful writer, aspiring graphic designer, and frugal commuter. She loves combining her hobbies of reading and writing by editing the work of others and perfecting the placement of every word. Once she wins the lottery, Melissa will travel, craft, and blog for the rest of her days.
Tyler McLaren had a very boring birth in 1988 in Mississauga, Ontario. He is a fifth-generation Canadian and has lived his entire life in the same home with his sometimes happily-married parents and older brother. After struggling with his weight throughout high school, Tyler discovered a passion for weightlifting and amateur boxing, and occasionally even talks to girls. He went on to study criminology, philosophy and writing at university. Tyler hopes to graduate in the fall and eventually follow in his father’s footsteps and become a police officer. Before doing that, however, he’d like to take some to time and work on a novel, or perhaps just binge drink and die young.
Lauren Walsh is a third year student at UTM studying Professional Writing and Communication, Culture and Information Technology. Though she is too impatient to become a master in any one subject, she thoroughly enjoys writing, editing, talking and learning about other people’s passions. Depending on the week, Lauren is interested in traveling, film, baking, photography, fitness and interior design. She is unsure of where her career path will lead her, but is very optimistic about her future.
Adrian Nowicki likes the sound of “double major”, so he’s getting one in Professional Writing and Philosophy. Adrian was born in Mississauga, and didn’t leave the province until April 2013, where he shaded himself from sun for ten days in Florida and escaped into William Gibson’s Neuromancer and other science-fiction novels; the same thing he does at home.
Since his parents scraped every last penny to put a Nintendo 64 under the Christmas tree of 1996, Adrian has maintained a passion for video games. When his hands aren’t sprawled over ‘W’, ‘A’, ‘S’ or ‘D’, Adrian churns out a few sentences, and sometimes paragraphs, about the games that graze an emotional touchstone.