Rhiannon Ward has a Bachelor of Arts in geography and political science at the University of Regina. Her time in the student press generated an enduring devotion to social justice, print media, and caffeine.


Tanya Andrusieczko is a longtime student of politics and social justice, and she cheers unconditionally for feminist resistance and good use of the Oxford comma.

Andrew Loewen is a longtime activist and organizer and a one-time English instructor and academic. He has a Master’s degree and some questionable poetry stored alongside his old treeplanting gear.

Copy editor

Jenn Harris loves many things: collective resistance to systemic oppression; delivering perfectly punctuated, grammatically correct material to her clients; trail running; her bicycle; being involved in her community; dancing; and apples.


Taylor Bendig is a writer and researcher with a love of photography, local history, and semicolons. He lives in Regina with his partner and needy-but-adorable dog.

Jeremy Simes is a journalism student. His biggest fear is to piss off a copy editor (seriously). Write, rewrite, bang head on wall, edit, re-edit.

Iryn Tushabe is a transplanted Ugandan living it up on the Prairies. English is her third language and she will respectfully let you know if she thinks you’re butchering it.


Kim Kovacs is a Canadian-Oxford-Dictionary-toting, red-pen-wielding, grammar-policing bibliophile who moonlights as a nitpicker (i.e. proofreader) on the Volunteer Brigade at Briarpatch. She is based in Regina, Treaty 4 Territory.

Web Developer

For over 10 years Derek Hogue has been designing and developing websites for radical publishers; artists and musicians; and non-profit advocacy organizations across Canada and beyond. He does this from his politically-beleagured yet economically-affordable hometown of Winnipeg.

Board of Directors

Briarpatch is overseen by a dedicated and delightful volunteer Board of Directors. Each member is indispensable in guiding the magazine through patches of rough sea and ensuring that the ship is sailing in the right direction.

  • Sean Dunham
  • Aina Kagis
  • Mona Hill
  • Jean Hillabold
  • Chris Kortright
  • Simon Moccasin
  • Andrew Stevens
  • Eagleclaw Thom