Our Undivided Team

ETHAN SAKS

Founder and Web Administrator; Poetry Editor

Ethan is a York University graduate with an Honours BA in Professional Writing and English. He is also an MA candidate at York University for English Literature and a JD candidate at Queen’s University. Currently, Ethan is the Publication Coordinator and Senior Nonfiction Editor for Existere Journal of Arts & Literature. He was also a Staff Writer at Excalibur Publications, and a Graduate Assistant for York University’s Writing Department. Ethan has a lovely smile and likes puppies more than you do.

MAHDIS HABIBINIA

Co-Founder and Communications Director; Copywriter; Creative Non-fiction Editor

Mahdis is a York University graduate with an Honours BA in Professional Writing and a Certificate in Spanish Language Proficiency. She is also a former staff writer and current editor-in-chief at York’s community newspaper, Excalibur Publications. She is passionate about writing, giving a voice to humanity’s stories, and the justice system. She hopes to attend law school one day and ultimately earn a seat on the bench as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada. Mahdis hopes to help writers and artists share their creations whilst editing creative non-fiction pieces with Undivided Magazine. She is fluent in English, Farsi, and Spanish. And when she’s not scribbling away or reading, Mahdis’ other interests include the outdoors, staying active, and marathon-viewing thrillers or crime shows that oddly bear no impact on her sleep.

SHAHROZE RAUF

Co-Founder and Social Media & Marketing Manager; Graphic Designer; Fiction Editor

Whether it’s chasing interviews in Montreal or writing fantasy short stories, Shahroze is almost always busy. He graduated in 2020 from Seneca College’s Journalism program as well as York University’s Professional Writing Program, with a Certificate in French Language Proficiency. He worked as the Assistant News Editor with Excalibur, later being promoted as Tori’s successor to News Editor once she graduated. Now, he works at CBC Radio in Montreal as a researcher, working with CBC’s Daybreak Montreal, Let’s Go, and Radio Noon Quebec. Shahroze looks forward to finally being able to edit creative pieces with Undivided Magazine and help creators get the experience they need for their careers. When he isn’t busy, Shahroze can be found singing, sketching, writing, or reading. He’s also a polyglot–fluent in Urdu, Punjabi, Hindi, French, and of course, English!

TORI SILMAN

Co-Founder and Web Administrator; Publisher; Non-fiction and Arts Editor

Hailing from Toronto, Canada (unless she is on one of her many travels), Tori spends most of her time listening to podcasts, doing yoga, reading, and writing, whether for fun or for work. She has spent her entire life putting pen to paper, which has culminated in her hunt for a place in the writing industry. With an Honours BA from York University in Professional Writing and International Relations, and experience as as News Editor at Excalibur Publications and technical writing at ENGIE Services under her belt, Tori is thrilled to help contributors publish their best work at Undivided Magazine, and perhaps write a few things of her own.

CHRYSA DANCEY

Social Media Marketing Assistant; Photographer Editor

Having recently graduated from York University with a bilingual (French) Honours BA in Psychology, Chrysa is looking to explore new realms in the marketing professional world. When she isn’t making bad jokes, playing Fortnite, or binging Netflix, she spends her time cooking, skiing in the winter and playing volleyball or golf in the summer. As a hobbyist painter and photographer, Chrysa also has a keen eye for beautiful work, which is why she can’t wait to see all the beautiful photography from our contributors around the world.


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