Editorial Team

2024-2025 Editorial Board 

Submissions Editors 

Kevin Ding

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Hi there! I'm Kevin, a third-year student pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Honors Computing Science. With a keen interest in all things tech, I'm constantly exploring the latest developments and innovations in the field, as well as potential applications of tech in interdisciplinary areas. As a member of the Spectrum team, I'm excited to dive into your submissions and explore the world of research through diverse lenses!

Kritika Taparia

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Hello, my name is Kritika! I studied psychology at UAlberta, and am currently a medical student at McMaster University. In my spare time, I love reading, playing badminton, and visiting local coffee shops. This is my third year as a submissions editor for Spectrum, and I'm super excited to read your submission once it comes in!

Lila Assiff

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My name is Lila and I am currently in my fourth year of undergraduate studies at the University of Alberta. I am passionate about knowledge dissemination and mobilization. I look forward to working with authors, reviewers, and fellow editors from a range of academic disciplines to support undergraduate research.

Macy Armstrong

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Hi, I’m Macy! My major is in sociology with a minor in science, technology, and society (STS), and this is my first year as an editor for Spectrum. I can’t wait to help students share their ideas and research with the world!

Manan Upadhyaya

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Hey friends! I'm Manan, an undergraduate student in Neuroscience. As an editor, I am excited to look at the research work from the student community! Besides this, I'm involved in research, and I love helping and representing this amazing community.

Valerie Sytnik

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My name is Valerie and I am in my third year of a BA Honors Psychology major and a Creative Writing minor. I also hold a BA Honors degree in International Business Management from the University of Nottingham, UK / China. When I am not studying, I enjoy practicing yoga, watching old movies, and scribbling in my diaries. This will be my first year as a Submissions Editor for Spectrum and I look forward to an exciting year full of new research submissions!

Yasmine Bendahmane

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Hello! My name is Yasmine and I'm going into my fifth year of a Bachelor of Science with a double major in Biological Sciences and Psychology. I love to read, go to the gym, and try out different food places! I'm excited to be working with the Spectrum team and looking forward to reading all the submissions that come in!


Staff Advisor/Journal Manager

Crystal Snyder, Team Lead, Undergraduate Research Initiative (University of Alberta)

Faculty Advisors

Dr. Fiona Nicoll, Professor, Political Science (Faculty of Arts, University of Alberta)
Dr. Joao Soares, Professor, Chemical and Materials Engineering (Faculty of Engineering, University of Alberta)