The 2024-2025 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.

MATTHEW FRANK

MATTHEW FRANK

Editor-in-Chief

Matthew’s love for journalism sparked when he realized writing, research and meeting new people could be combined into one job. He’s an avid FIPPA request and municipal budget nerd. Matthew runs around most days with notebooks and pens falling out of his pockets. You can find him on the weekends at his favourite bakeries and coffee shops. 

editor@theprojector.ca

OWEN WHITE

OWEN WHITE

News Editor

Owen’s interest in journalism began with reading hundreds of Rolling Stone articles to pass time in his 12-hour shifts. He’s an old man stuck in a 20-year-old’s body, and his friends think his love of grammar and words is borderline weird. When he’s not at school he’s playing guitar, tweeting, or laughing at his own tweets. 

newseditor@theprojector.ca

EMMA KO

EMMA KO

Health & Lifestyle Editor

Looking at the schedules littered throughout her laptop, her meticulously planned outfits and colour-coded notebook, Emma is one of the most organized people you’ll ever meet. She’s a great listener who offers practical and honest advice. When she isn’t planning her daily, weekly or monthly tasks, you can find her rating things on a scale of one to ten. Be it a song, a movie or a glass of water. 

lifestyleeditor@theprojector.ca

CASSIDY BURAK

CASSIDY BURAK

Arts & Culture Editor

Cassidy is a conversation enthusiast who loves expressing herself through creative projects. After a few years away from school, she was ready to go all-in when she heard about CreComm. Cassidy is passionate about pop culture and feminism. When she’s not busy with school, she loves exploring trendy restaurants with friends, travelling, getting coffee, or walking her dog Frisky.

artseditor@theprojector.ca

LIAM NIKKEL

LIAM NIKKEL

Multimedia Editor

Liam specializes in many forms of digital media and likes to think outside the box. He loves making music, doodling, and watching silly videos on his cellphone. His dog is named Brenda and his favourite colour is blue.

multimediaeditor@theprojector.ca

RILEY RAY

RILEY RAY

Digital Media Strategist

Riley is a public relations nerd with a passion for community. She got her first taste of communications working at a non-profit while obtaining her diploma in Community Development from RRC Polytech. After graduating, she decided to return and hone her communication skills in the Creative Communications program. During their (admittedly very little) free time, you can find them cuddled up on the couch at home with their fiancé and three cats.

media@theprojector.ca

SKYE ANDERSON

SKYE ANDERSON

News Beat Reporter

Skye grew up in Winnipeg and loves to stay connected with her community by reading and watching the news. In her free time, Skye is either reading, writing, or boxing at United Boxing Club, where she has trained and competed for the last eight years. While Skye is often described as easygoing, she is also ambitious and eager to learn new skills.

ALEXANDRE LAMBERT

ALEXANDRE LAMBERT

Health & Lifestyle Beat Reporter

Alexandre has always loved doing research on how the everyday lives of people are going, which is what brought him to CreComm and The Projector. He not only loves to write, but he also loves baseball. In the summer months you can find him on a baseball diamond every day of the week: if you do, don’t be afraid to say hi!

lifestylereporter@theprojector.ca

Ayesha Badiola

Ayesha Badiola

Multimedia Beat Reporter

Ayesha started her journalism journey at 13 as a kid reporter for Sports Illustrated Kids—which she’s still doing even though she’s technically no longer a kid. She is a fast walker, Oxford comma opposer and a Swiftie in her Midnights era. When she’s not interviewing people, you can find her working too hard on Digital Media Design assignments. Can you guess what her favourite sport is?

multimediareporter1@theprojector.ca