The 2022-2023 Projector team is a collective of writers, storytellers, and grammar freaks from Red River College Polytechnic’s Creative Communications program. Although we have a variety of strengths and backgrounds, we each share a desire to maintain a publication that embodies the principles of transparency, integrity, and accountability. We are proud to represent and inform the students of RRC Polytech.
RACHEL FERSTL (SHE/HER)
Rachel is a devoted writer who has a strong drive to succeed. On a given weekend, you’ll find her hiking in one of Manitoba’s provincial parks, starting a project a month early, or aimlessly biking around the city. She loves meeting deadlines, watching movies based on real life, and randomly telling people how to use a comma correctly. She is proud to lead a team of writers and editors who are committed to representing the students of RRC Polytech.
SHAUNA TURNLEY (SHE/HER)
Shauna is a friendly CreComm student who is always willing to help her peers. Her travels have taken her to over 25 countries, which has helped cultivate her eclectic spirit and diverse vocabulary—most conversations with her begin with hola and end with ciao. She is always keen on an adventure, a spicy margarita, or a good book. Shauna values connection, and she strives to create a safe space for people to share their stories. Shauna has a love for writing, and her dream is to be published in National Geographic.
SIERRA SANDERS (SHE/HER)
Health & Lifestyle Editor
Sierra is an avid follower of sports. When she’s not keeping up with scores of the latest Winnipeg Jets and Toronto Raptors games, you can find her at the gym throwing weights around. Sierra grew up spending her summers on Betula Lake and her winters at a local hockey rink. She loves laughing with friends and enjoying a good hot chocolate. No coffee for her.
SYDNEY NITYCHORUK (SHE/HER)
Arts & Culture Editor
Sydney is an ambitious CreComm student who likes to lend a helping hand whenever she can. She’s deeply connected to Winnipeg’s arts scene and always tries to help give local artists a voice. When she has free time, you can often find her binging The Office (again) or dreaming about moving to a loft in New York City. Feel free to reach out to her anytime with any arts and culture-related questions.
JASON BOLDUC (HE/HIM)
Jason is a positive, talkative team player who never passes up an opportunity to crack a joke. When he’s not working on assignments, he’s at home with his partner, son, and two cats who have no regard for personal boundaries. He’ll also be sure to let you know that he’s worked in the audio industry at some point during a conversation. You can usually catch him at a local show or venue talking to the audio tech and embarrassing his friends.
BRIGIT HARVEY (SHE/HER)
Digital Media Strategist
Brigit is a passionate person who strives to create meaningful work. In 2019, she enrolled in RRC Polytech’s Business Administration program to study marketing. After graduating in 2021, she decided to embrace her inner grammar nerd and pursue CreComm. Brigit appreciates all forms of art, and you can usually find her searching for a corny romance novel at a local bookstore or baking a cheesecake.
NATHAN RICHISON (HE/HIM)
News Beat Reporter
Nathan is upbeat and thoughtful, and you can often find him with a smile on his face. He has loved to read and write for years and prefers to express his thoughts in writing rather than through speech. He enjoys fiction and would write novels for a living if he could find the time to work on them or enough people to read them. He’s a good listener who will always be there if you need to talk or just vent.
EMMA HONEYBUN (SHE/HER)
News Beat Reporter
Emma is an observant journalism major with a love for community, order, and old things. After graduating high school in 2021, she dove into CreComm head-first like a fish into rapids. She plans to do the same with her career, using her writing skills to cover humanitarian issues and Indigenous stories. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys spending her downtime outdoors with her most reliable friend (her dog).
RAINAH UHL (SHE/HER)
Arts & Culture Beat Reporter
Rainah knows you probably pronounced her last name wrong. After studying architecture in the UK for four years, Rainah moved back to Winnipeg to pursue CreComm with the hopes of working for the Toronto International Film Festival one day. If you’re at the opening night of a movie, you’ll find Rainah two rows behind you. As an artist herself, Rainah loves talking and writing about anything to do with Winnipeg’s art scene.
AUTUMN FEHR (SHE/HER)
Multimedia Beat Reporter
Autumn is a dedicated CreComm student who is always willing to help her friends and peers. Her experiences travelling across Europe and other parts of the world have developed her love for journalism and communications. When she’s not getting ahead on her schoolwork or writing for the paper, you can find her stretching it out in a yoga class or spending time with her hubby getting ice cream—her favourite treat.