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Alumni

Department of English

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Many of our graduates have gone on to do great things:

Laura Stradiotto

Laura Stradiotto

Laura is a journalist, web content developer, media relations specialist and indie pubisher based in Sudbury, Ont. Laura graduated from Laurentian University with an Hons. BA in Rhetoric and Italian Studies (2001) and then went on to obtain a post-diploma in Journalism from Cambrian College (2002). She worked as a news reporter with The Sudbury Star until 2008 until deciding to pursue a freelance career. Since then has written for publications across Canada and the US., covering a broad range of topics from arts and culture to parenting, social justice and women's rights. In the area of content development and marketing, she has worked for a broad range of clients and platforms, both public and private sector, and across diverse sectors, including mining, tourism and business. In 2015 Laura along with Heather Campbell founded Latitude 46 Publishing, a literary publishing company focused on Northern Ontario authors and stories. In 2017 Laura obtained an MFA in Creative Non Fiction from University of King’s College.

 

Rebecca Salazar

Rebecca Salazar

Rebecca is the author of Guzzle (Anstruther), and an editor for The Fiddlehead and icehouse poetry. Her poetry has recently appeared in Prism, Minola Review, and Cosmonauts Avenue, with non-fiction in The Puritan and Partisan Magazine. Originally from Sudbury, Ontario, she is currently a PhD candidate and Vanier scholar in New Brunswick, where her research focuses on intersectional ecocriticism in literature and creative writing.

 

Kim Fahner

Kim Fahner

Kim lives and writes in Sudbury, Ontario.  She is the first female poet laureate of the City of Greater Sudbury, and her fourth collections of poems will be released this fall from Black Moss Press, in Windsor.  She has written two plays that have been workshopped at the Sudbury Theatre Centre, and is currently completing her first novel, a historical piece set in a northern mining town outside of Sudbury.  Kim is a member of the League of Canadian Poets, the Writers’ Union of Canada, and PEN Canada.  She blogs at The Republic of Poetry at kimfahner.wordpress.com

 

Heidi Ulrichsen

Heidi Ulrichsen

Heidi has been working as a journalist for the independently-owned Laurentian Media Group since 2004, writing and taking photos for a number of different publications under the company's banner, most notably Northern Life and its website, Sudbury.com. She's currently the associate content editor with Northern Life/Sudbury.com, getting up early in the morning to do web updates, while still doing her fair share of reporting. She's written articles on just about every topic, including mining, labour relations, health care, education, the arts and lifestyle. She graduated with a Honours BA in English from Laurentian University in 2003 and an MA in Journalism from the University of Western Ontario in 2004.

 

Mark Melnychuk

Mark Melnychuk

After graduating from Laurentian University in 2009, Mark attended Western University’s master’s in journalism program. In 2010, he moved to Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan, a small city in the province’s north, to work at a weekly paper.

In 2011, he began working in the online department at the Regina
 Leader-Post. In addition to covering breaking news for the paper’s website, Mark also shoots video and periodically writes features. Some of his favourite subjects to write about include crime, technology and human interest stories.

Mark lives in Regina with his wife Kelley and their cat Jake.