We are young journalists and writers with stories to tell. In an increasingly partisan world, we give voice to all sides of every divide.
Throughout our six main categories and 16 sub-categories, you will find a litany of new perspectives stretched across multiple forms of media. We do not discriminate when it comes to point-of-view, asking only that our contributors have the necessary value, personality and research in their work to elevate it to our standards.
UP is a lifestyle. We provide one piece of finely crafted, exploratory content every weekday that we believe will teach our community something. We hope you join us each day in learning something new, in an environment as far away from an echo-chamber as possible.
Meet the Unaffiliates
Winner of 2017 CIS Ontario InCite Anthology of Student Writing and 2017 Pickering College’s Joshua Weinzweig Memorial Honorary Literary Award, Minh now has two overly long and complicated awards to flex on his portfolio. A journalism student at Ryerson, he is an ambitious video journalist in the making, who loves to tell colorful stories about the lives around the world. A huge fan of JRPG, Indie Garage Rock, and Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom, he is always down for some hipstery and nerdy conversations with everyone, annoyingly distracting himself from finishing his assignment that is due in an hour.
Aaliyah is a third-year student at the Ryerson School of Journalism. Currently, she helps manage the team at UP to make sure things are running smoothly, as well as helping our creators with the direction of their pieces. Outside of UP, you can probably find her in the library, or stressfully attempting some sort of baking endeavour. She also likes to think out loud on her twitter.
Vanessa is a budding journalist currently studying at Ryerson University. Passionate about storytelling and learning new skills, Vanessa is constantly looking for new creative avenues to explore. A fan of features, opinion writing, and reporting, Vanessa also enjoys traveling and staying in shape in her spare time. She looks forward to learning more through writing, editing, and working with peers.