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Editor

Saima Desai first cut her teeth as a writer and editor at the McGill Daily. She's a settler on Treaty 4 territory, and her family is from Gujarat. Follow her on Twitter at @saima_desai.

Publisher

John Cameron worked as production manager and editor-in-chief at the Carillon at the University of Regina; since then, he has had work published in the Prairie Dog and Vice. When he isn’t reading about racial justice, climate, and labour issues, he’s usually bothering his cat or braising something in a Dutch oven. You can find him on Twitter at @warmandpunchy.

Reviews Section Editor

Erin Baird resides on the territories of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, and Musqueam Nations. She is a writer and researcher, focusing on the social and environmental harms of resource extraction in Canada.

Editorial and Publishing Assistant

Sophie Jin is a Cantonese writer, master’s student, and penal abolitionist.

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.

Fact-checkers

Emma Schultz is a born and bred Saskatchewanian. She holds a degree in environmental studies and has a passion for Saskatchewan ecosystems. You’ll often find her sprucing up her tree identification skills, while deleafing alternative facts.

Erin Baird resides on the territories of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, and Musqueam Nations. She is a writer and researcher, focusing on the social and environmental harms of resource extraction in Canada.

Briarpatch’s fact-checkers also include MacKenzie Hamon.

Proofreader

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 15 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. Briarpatch's permanent staff have equal participation on the Briarpatch Board. To contact the Chair of the Board of Directors, email chair [at] briarpatchmagazine.com.

  • S. Bear Bergman
  • Sara Birrell
  • Deidre Brandt
  • Jacq Brasseur (Chair)
  • John Cameron
  • Saima Desai
  • Risa Payant
  • Emmy Ritenburg