UWO Gazette

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The Gazette
Type Online daily and twice weekly print student newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) The University Students' Council
Publisher The University Students' Council
Editor Hamza Tariq (2016/17)
Founded 1906
Language English

Room 263 of the University Community Centre

London, Ontario N6A 3K7
Circulation 10,000 (per issue)
Website westerngazette.ca

The Gazette is the student newspaper at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. It is owned and published by the University Students' Council. The Gazette publishes online daily, in print Tuesdays and Thursdays, and a magazine twice a semester during the fall and winter semesters. The Gazette is one of the largest student newspapers in Canada.[1][2]

About the Gazette[edit]

The Gazette began in 1906 as a hand-written literature newspaper called In Cap And Gown. The paper was not actually produced in newsprint until 1908. The Gazette adopted its current name in 1930. The paper has editorial autonomy from its publisher, the University Students' Council.[3]

The Gazette moved from weekly to twice per week in 1948. It started publishing four times a week in 1991 and returned to the twice-weekly format in 2015. The paper's large staff (three full-time supervising editors, 20-plus section editors and dozens of volunteers, plus a full-time advertising and composing department) makes this publication schedule possible.

In 2015, the Gazette underwent a major digital transformation. The publication has moved towards a digital-first philosophy and focuses on multimedia and online-only content on a daily basis.[4]

The Gazette is one of the founding members of the National University Wire, a content sharing association of Canada's leading student publications.[5]

Editorial Staff[edit]

The editorial staff is made of volunteer students and full-time staff. The Editor-in-Chief, Digital Managing Editor and Print Managing Editor are full-time salaried employees, usually recent graduates. The remaining editors are full-time students who volunteer and receive an honorarium per issue published. There are typically 22 to 24 editors in total. The Gazette's Editorial Board is composed of 10 editors selected by the full-time editorial staff at the beginning of each year.

Editors-in-Chief: Past and Present[edit]

  • Hamza Tariq, 2016/17
  • Iain Boekhoff, 2015/16
  • Iain Boekhoff, 2014/15
  • Julian Uzielli, 2013/14
  • Gloria Dickie, 2012/13
  • Jesse Tahirali, 2011/12
  • Stuart A. Thompson, 2010/11
  • Ryan Hendrick, 2009/10
  • Ravi Amarnath, 2008/09
  • Allison Buchan-Terrell, 2007/08
  • Ian Van Den Hurk, 2006/07
  • Mark Polishuk, 2005/06
  • Megan O'Toole, 2004/05
  • Emmett Macfarlane, 2003/04
  • Chris Lackner, 2002/03
  • Aaron Wherry, 2001/02
  • Paul Mark Rendon, 2000/01
  • Sabrina Carinci, 1999/00
  • Brendan Howe, 1998/99
  • Karina Walter, 1997/98
  • Jason Menard, 1996/97
  • Gillian Livingstone, 1995/96
  • Jeremy Barker, 1994/95
  • James McCarten, 1993/94
  • Elliotte Friedman, 1992/93
  • Scott Feschuk, 1991/92
  • Scott Feschuk, 1990/91
  • Mike Martin, 1989/90
  • Scott Colby, 1988/89
  • Dave Kilgour, 1987/88
  • Graeme Hamilton, 1986/87
  • Murray Oxby, 1985/86
  • Kevin Donovan, 1984/85
  • Justin Smallbridge, 1983/84


Gazette alumni can be found working for several of Canada's major newspapers and media outlets. Notable media names include:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "List of Canadian student newspapers". Best University Magazine Awards. 2015-04-30. Retrieved 2016-05-12. 
  2. ^ "About Us". The Gazette • Western University's Student Newspaper. Retrieved 2016-05-12. 
  3. ^ "About Us". The Gazette • Western University's Student Newspaper. Retrieved 2016-05-12. 
  4. ^ "Thursday, March 5, 2015". Issuu. Retrieved 2016-05-12. 
  5. ^ "National University Wire". www.nuwire.ca. Retrieved 2016-05-12. 

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