“As a physician, I often see examples of institutional racism in our health care system. I’ve come to realize that people aren’t aware of the level of discrimination that still exists in Canada. The fact that we don’t collect racial data in our health records prevents us from having informed conversations about the wellbeing of marginalized communities.” — Mojola Omole (“Insult, then Injury,” p. 13) has appeared on the CBC’S Here and Now and is forthcoming in Quartz. “I used to think of sexual education in a simplistic way: people who learn about enthusiastic consent have clearer conversations and, consequently, experience less sexual assault. After writing this story, I’ve come to understand that the problem is not whether women are heard but whether they are also respected, heeded, and valued.” — Sarah Barmak (“Sexual Evolution,” p. 30) is a Toronto journalist and author. Her first book, Closer: Notes from the Orgasmic Frontier of Female Sexuality, was published in 2016. “Pop music is the most ubiquitous art form: it’s in our cars, in shopping malls, and in restaurants. So when we analyze pop, we’re examining not only the song or artist but also the broader audience, our mainstream culture, and how we live collectively in society. This feels like a critical discussion to be having right now.” — Tariq Hussain’s (“Skip the Chorus,” p. 63) next solo album, Telegrams, will be released this year. Tallulah Fontaine (illustrations, p. 10, 66) has produced work for Teen Vogue, West Elm, and Vice Impact.
Paul Gallant(“System Update,” p. 16) is the executive editor of Bold magazine. He’s written for Canadian Business, the Globe and Mail, and National Geographic Traveller India.
Michael George Haddad (illustration, p. 16) is an art director at Beau’s Brewing Company. His work has appeared in Wired, the New York Times, and the Globe and Mail.
Josh Holinaty (illustration, p. 19) created the app Kissthedog, which generates dog illustrations. His work has appeared in Euroman.
Nicholas Hune-brown (“Business or Pleasure?” p. 19) is the features editor at The Local.
Robert Jago (“The Deadly Racism of Thunder Bay,” p. 38) is a frequent contributor to The Walrus.
Simon Lewsen (“The Freeland World,” p. 22) contributes regularly to The Walrus, the Globe and Mail, and Designlines.
Wenting Li (illustration, p. 52) has had her work published in the Globe and Mail, Canadian Living, and The Feathertale Review.
Nyla Matuk (poem, p. 51) is the 2017/2018 Mordecai Richler writer in residence at Mcgill University. Denise Nestor ( illustration, p. 22) is a Dublin-based illustrator and artist whose clients include The New York Times Magazine, New York, and Esquire.
Anna Parini (cover, illustrations, p. 30) is a Barcelona-based illustrator whose clients include the New York Times, The New Yorker, and Rolling Stone.
( illustration, p. 63) has illustrated for The Atlantic and the New York Times.
Martha Schabas (“Forward Motion,” p. 58) is the dance critic at the Globe and Mail. Her writing has appeared in the Huffington Post, Elle Canada, and Hazlitt.
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The Malahat Review, The New Quarterly, and Quill & Quire.
Christina Ung (illustration, p. 13) creates editorial, book, and commercial illustrations.
William Vallières (poem, p. 49) has had his work published in Event, Grain, The Maynard, and Matrix.
Daniel Viola (“Art of the Possible,” p. 44) is an editor at The Walrus.
Meredith White (“Philosophy Lessons,” p. 52) writes about science, language, and literature. This is her first published work.