About Us

What is Inquire?

The concept behind Inquire is unlike any known publication. We aim to motivate universities to speak out and engage in open dialogue about issues of real importance. The purpose of Inquire is fourfold: to foster discussion and debate about issues of importance; to combat ignorance; to reduce apathy; and to mitigate dogmatism. To do this we seek to promote respectful, informed, and thoughtful conversation between groups and individuals from across the social and political spectrum, and to engage with students on what they find relevant in the world today.

Based and founded at Queen’s University in 2008, we aim to create open communication not only within our university, but with other universities as well, previously collaborating with University of Toronto and McMaster University.

Inquire Publication is 100% student-run. We are non-partisan and we do not take endorsements from any corporations. Our articles are written by our journalists and students on a submission basis. Interested in writing for us? We always encourage and welcome student engagement. Visit our submissions guidelines page for more details on how to contribute to our next issue.

Our Team

Prarthana Pathak

Prarthana's hometown is Brampton, Ontario. She is a 4th year English Major and Psychology Minor. She's interested in Equality and Human Rights issues, and International Politics.


Shelby Harper

Shelby's hometown is in Mississauga, Ontario. She is a 4th Year English Major in the Business Certificate. She's interested in American Politics, Climate Change, and Socio-Political controversies within Vulnerable Communities

Taylor Johnson
Editor in Chief

Taylor's hometown is Toronto, Ontario. He is a 3rd Year Politics Major. He's Interested in a variety of topics, but most notably American Election Interference, and student issues on campus.

Ellicott Ashworth Cochrane
Social Media and Marketing Director

Ellie's hometown is Greenwich, Connecticut. She is a 3rd Year Politics Major in the Business Certificate. She is interested in issues concerning equality and human rights.

Kenzie O'Day
Editor and Social Media Project Coordinator

Kenzie is a second year student from Vancouver, British Columbia. She is studying English and Film, and sociopolitical issues close to her heart include women’s education, health and reproductive rights.

Emma Evans

Emma is a second year English and History student from Toronto, Ontario. She is interested in anything and everything, but especially issues of accessibility and equality.

Tai Withers

Toronto born and raised, Tai is in their second year of an astrophysics specialization. They are particularly interested in queer and intersectionalism activism.


Sandrine Jacquot

Sandrine is a first year Arts and Science student from Guelph, Ontario. She is interested inmany sociopolitical issues including global education equality and climate change.

Yang Ran Cheng

Ran’s hometown is Vaughan, Ontario and is currently a first-year student in Health Science. Ran’s interests lies in global education, healthcare, human rights and equality advocacy.

Sharon Yin
Editor and Journalist

Sharon's hometown is Calgary, Alberta. She is a first year Arts and Science student whose interests include inequality and human rights issues, and geopolitics.

Chelsea Hill

Journalist. Chelsea is from Bermuda. She is a 4th Year English Major. Her interests include LGBTQ+ issues, gender equality, climate change, and media representations of marginalized communities.

Megan Moutsatsos

Megan's hometown is Whitby, Ontario. She is a second year English major, and her interests include women's rights, climate change, and American politics.

Brendan Sheppard

From Barrie, Ontario, Brendan is a biology major minoring in philosophy. He writes about a lot of stuff, including the intersections of social issues, politics, media, and science.

Victoria MacDonald

From Burk's Falls, Ontario. Victoria is a third year Global Development Studies major with a minor in Environmental Studies. She is interested in a variety of topics, but mostly she is focused on evolving geopolitical dynamics, identity politics and environmental degradation.

James LeGallais

James is a third year Arts and Science student from Barrie who is studying Political Science. His interests includes International Relations focused on security and the United Nations.

Andrea Douglas

Andrea's hometown is Ottawa, Ontario. She is a first year Arts and Science student, planning to Major in History and Minor in Political Studies. She is very passionate about American politics, environmentalism and late modern European history.

Julia Neves

Julia was born in High Point, North Carolina. She is a first year Arts and Science student, planning to Major in Political Science and Minor in Psychology. Her interests include sociopolitical issues, female empowerment, inequality, and Human Rights