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List of Canadian student newspapers

Canadian student newspapers

Student newspapers are a type of newspaper published inside of a university and is meant to allow those attending it to keep in touch with all the latest happenings. These newspapers are published by the students themselves and often feature an elaborate structure behind the paper, with each student involved performing a specific task in order to make the newspaper come off as professional as possible.

The majority of Canadian universities, even smaller ones, have their own newspaper, with some of them being famous even outside of the university. Over 50 student newspapers belong to an organization called the Canadian University Press, which allows student-journalists from different universities to help one another in order to make each student newspaper even better.

The top areas with student newspapers


University of Alberta hosts the most popular student newspaper in all of Alberta, called The Gateway. Founded way back in 1910, Gateway is one of the founding members of the Canadian University press and enjoys a circulation of 7,000 to 10,000 copies.

This student newspaper boasts a very large list of notable alumni who once worked on it, including Beverley McLachlin, current Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, Jason Kapalka, creator of the famous Bejeweled game, Don Iveson, Edmonton’s mayor, Joe Clark, former Prime Minister of Canada and Matthew Halton, a reporter known as „the voice of Canada“, to name just a few.

Other Albertan student newspapers are:

– Athabasca’s Voice Magazine
– MacEwan’s Intercamp
– Lethbridge’s Meliorist
– Mount Royal’s Reflector
– University of Calgary’s Gauntlet
– the Nugget and Weal, belonging to the Northern and Southern Albertan Institutes of Technology, respectively

British Columbia

British ColumbiaBC is home to three well-known student newspapers that have received substantial coverage over the years. The biggest of them is University of British Columbia’s Ubyssey, which is actually an independent publication despite its status as a student newspaper. The Ubyssey staff has historically taken the paper very seriously, as evidenced by their refusal to cooperate with the Alma Mater Society’s editors after the paper’s shutdown in the early 90s, which eventually saw the paper restored.continue reading here!

The other two large student newspapers are University of Victoria’s Martlet and Simon Fraser University’s Peak, which see a circulation of 8,000 and 10,000 issues, respectively. Other BC newspapers are:

– Royal Roads University’s Hatley Herald
– Douglas College’s Other Press
– Langara College’s Voice
– University of Northern British Columbia’s Over the Edge
– Capilano University’s Capilano Courier
– Camosun College’s Nexus
– University of the Fraser Valley’s Cascade
– Vancouver Island University’s Navigator
– Trinity Western University’s Mars’ Hill
– Thompson Rivers University’s Omega
– UBC Okanagan’s Phoenix
– College of New Caledonia’s CNC Ion
– University of the Fraser Valley’s Cascade

Kwantlen Polytechnic University and Selkirk College each have two different newspapers: the former has The Kwantlen Chronicle and The Runner, and the latter has The Sentinel and The Confluence.


Ontario has a truly large number of colleges and universities and therefore a very large number of student newspapers, meaning it’s difficult to single out the most popular ones. However, University of Waterloo’s Imprint, University of Toronto’s Varsity, University of Western Ontario’s Gazette and York’s Excalibur are generally considered the chief student newpapers: Varsity has a circulation of 20,000 issues, a very high number for a student newspaper.

Other Ontario student newspapers are:

– Algonquin College’s Algonquin Times
– Brock University’s Brock Press
– Canadore College’s Quest
– Carleton University’ Charlatan
– Centennial College’s Courier
– Conestoga College ‘s Spoke
– Fanshawe College’s Interrobang
– George Brown College’s Dialog
– Humber College’s Et Cetera
– Lakehead University’s Argus
– Loyalist College’s Portal Magazine Online
– McMaster University’s Silhouette
– Niagara College’s Niagara News
– St. Clair College’s Saint
– Seneca College’s Buzz
– Sheridan College’s Sheridan Sun
– University of Trinity College’s Salterrae
– University of Waterloo Engineering Society’s Iron Warrior
– University of Windsor’s Lance
– University of Western Ontario’s UWO Gazette

Ontario universitiesSeveral Ontario universities have more than one newspaper. Aside from the Varsity, University of Toronto also has Newspaper, Medium, Underground and Gargoyle. University of Guelph has Ontarion and Peak, Laurentian University has Lambda and L’Original déchaîné, University of Ottawa has Fulcrum and La Rotonde, Queen’s University has the Queen’s Journal and Golden Words, Ryerson University has the Eyeopener and the Ryersonian, Trent University has Arthur and Absynthe Magazine and Wilfrid Laurier University has the Cord and the Sputnik.


Quebec’s famous student newspapers include McGill University’s McGill Daily, Le Délit, and McGill Tribune, Concordia’s University Link and Concordian, Bishop’s University Campus. McGill – a student newspaper focusing on inequality and lack thereof – likely has the largest circulation on this list, at 11,000 an issue. Other Quebec student newspapers are:

– Cégep Régional de Lanaudière à Joliette’s Le Détour
– Dawson College’s Plant
– École polytechnique de Montréal’s Le Polyscope
– HEC Montréal’s L’Intérêt
– Université de Sherbrooke’s Le Collectif
– Université du Québec’s Le Griffonnier, Montréal Campus and Horizons Économiques
– Université Laval’s Impact Campus and La Marmite sociale

Other student newspapers

Student newspapers in other parts of Canada, aside from University of Saskatchewan’s Sheaf and University of Manitoba’s Manitoban, aren’t quite as popular or as numerous as some others, but are nonetheless maintained by a dedicated staff of student more from


– Collège Universitaire de Saint-Boniface’s Le Réveil
– Brandon University’s Quill
– St. Paul’s College’s Paulinian
– Red River College’s Projector
– University of Winnipeg’s Uniter

New Brunswick
– Université de Moncton’s Le Front
– Mount Allison University’s Argosy
– University of New Brunswick’s Brunswickan
– UNB Saint John’s Baron
– St. Thomas University’s Aquinian

Nova Scotia

Canadian student newspapers

– Acadia University’s Athenaeum
– Cape Breton University’s Caper Times
– Dalhousie University’s Dalhousie Gazette
Dalhousie University Faculty of Agriculture’s Golden Ram
– Dalhousie University Sexton Campus’s Sextant
– St. Francis Xavier University’s Xaverian Weekly
– Saint Mary’s University’s The Journal
– University of King’s College’s The Watch

Parts of Canada that have less universities and colleges and therefore only one or two student newspapers:

Newfoundland and Labrador: Memorial University’s Muse
Northwest: Aurora University’s Spartan
Prince Edward Island: Holland College’s Surveyor and University of Prince Edward Island’s Cadre
Saskatchewan’s other student newspaper: University of Regina’s Carillon