Sash Wilson is in her fourth year of the English and Professional Writing program at York University. She has several years experience editing fiction and various types of academic papers. She also runs a book reviewing and editing site called My Book Jar. In 2022, Sash worked as the fiction editor for Existere—Journal of Arts and Literature. When not working, Sash can be found in her yellow rocking chair reading or crocheting amigurumi. You can learn more about her at LinkedIn.
Lisa Grieve is in her fourth year in the English and Professional Writing program at York University. She has several years experience as an editor in various areas including animal welfare, transformative fiction, and at a literary journal. She is currently the consulting editor for non-fiction at Existere—Journal of Arts and Literature. in her spare time, she enjoys reading, listening to ’90s rock, and annoying her cat. You can learn more about her at LinkedIn.
Leah Ciani is a fourth year student at York University pursuing a double major in Professional Writing and Linguistics. She spends her spare time reading fiction novels and writing about everything she can think of. Leah hopes to gain inspiration from the creators at Inventio and to help foster their writing.
Natasha Mavro is working towards her undergraduate degree majoring in English and minoring in Political Science. She is passionate about environmental justice and Indigenous rights. Outside of school, she enjoys traveling, hiking, swimming, and spending time with family and friends.
Lyniesha Bulze has received the 2022 LA&PS Dean’s Award for Research Excellence—Undergraduate (DARE) and participated in the Tenure and Promotion Committee for York University. She has served as a judge for the 2021 Jan Rehner Prize for Writing Journal. When she isn’t editing, she is writing and designing her webtoon. You can learn more about her at LinkedIn.
Thean Sargeant is a fourth-year student of the English and Professional Writing program. Inventio is her second official time as a Junior Editor, with the first time being for Existere—Journal of Arts and Literature. She hopes to continue working in this field after graduation. You can learn more about her at LinkedIn.
Dunja Dudarin enjoys finding meaning through reading and aspires to become a better reader, writer, and editor through her time at Inventio, while at the same time being helpful to the writers who share their work with us. She hopes to use the skills she is learning from the Professional Writing program at Inventio. You can learn more about her at her Instagram.
Leilani Carranza is a student at York University heading into her final year of English and Professional Writing. With a focus on corporate writing and publishing, she hopes to become a literary editor someday. She joined Inventio to improve her editing skills and to help other aspiring writers get their stories into the world. You can learn more about her at LinkedIn.
Sash Wilson & Lisa Grieve
We would like to begin by acknowledging the Indigenous Peoples of all the lands that we are on today. While we meet today on a virtual platform, we would like to take a moment to acknowledge the importance of the lands, on which we each call home. We do this to reaffirm our commitment and responsibility in improving relationships between nations and to improve our own understanding of local Indigenous peoples and their cultures.
York University’s land acknowledgement may not represent the territory that you are currently on, and we would ask that if this is the case, you take responsibility to acknowledge the traditional territory that you are on and its current treaty holders.
York University acknowledges its presence on the traditional territory of many Indigenous Nations. The area known as Tkaronto has been care taken by the Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Huron-Wendat. It is now home to many First Nation, Inuit and Métis communities.
We acknowledge the current treaty holders, the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. This territory is subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement to peaceably share and care for the Great Lakes region.
From coast to coast to coast, we acknowledge the ancestral and unceded territory of all the Inuit, Métis, and First Nations people that call this land home. Please join us in a moment of reflection to acknowledge the effect of residential schools and colonialism on Indigenous families and communities and to consider how it is our collective responsibility to recognize colonial and arrivant histories and present-day implications in order to honour, protect, and sustain this land.
In recognizing that these spaces occupy colonized First Nations territories and out of respect for the rights of the Indigenous people, please look for, in your own way, to engage in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.