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Sustainability Circle is a new Embark podcast series to create dialogue around sustainability stories at SFU and its surrounding communities. Throughout the series, podcast hosts Teghan and Navreet invite sustainability leaders in our community to discuss their work and knowledge in the field. Topics range from zero waste, glacial melt, micro-plastics, and more!
 
The podcast inspired by West Coast urbanist blog Price Tags. Former Vancouver politician and director of the SFU City Program lecture series Gordon Price interviews leading players and emerging voices on issues of urban planning, architecture, housing, transportation, politics and public spaces.
 
Amplifying ideas that fly below the radar. We talk environmental and social justice, arts, culture, community-building and urban issues with featured guests. This podcast is produced by SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement as a part of our Knowledge Democracy Project @ 312 Main — encouraging the meaningful exchange of ideas and information across communities. Hosted and produced by: Am Johal Paige Smith Rachel Wong Fiorella Pinillos Kathy Feng Visit our website for archived audio and ...
 
Metro Conversations are about bringing Urbanist and City Making conversations out of the Urban core to places where cool urban transformations are happening: the urban edge, the north shore, south of the Fraser, the northeast sector. We provide experts with contrasting views, to get the facts out front and the conversation rolling. Then ask your questions and present your opinions, so we all can learn from each other. Metro Conversations doesn't have lecturers and audience, but presenters an ...
 
Welcome to Best of the WWEST (Westcoast Women in Engineering, Science and Technology), where we believe providing role models for women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) can change the world. Come along with us as we talk to incredible women in STEM about their lives, careers, and everything in between.
 
Ken Steele is Canada's most trusted higher ed monitor and futurist, and an in-demand campus and keynote speaker. He conceived and co-founded Academica Group in 2004, a market research firm focused on postsecondary education. Created and edited Canada's leading higher ed news daily, the Academica Top Ten, for its first decade of publication. Co-authored Canada's first book on Strategic Enrolment Intelligence. Curates the Eduvation IdeaBank, published an almost-weekly podcast "Ten with Ken," f ...
 
Interesting Vancouver Presents, is a series of conversations with ordinary Vancouverites leading extraordinary lives. This podcast is hosted and produced by David Swanson, with support from Brett MacFarlane and Mark Busse, in association with SFU Woodward’s, Graphic Designers of Canada, and CreativeMornings/Vancouver. Interesting Vancouver is a celebration of the curious and unexpected. Through talks, workshops, and programs, Interesting Vancouver explores the community and activities that c ...
 
Ken Steele is Canada's most trusted higher ed monitor and futurist, who co-founded the nation's leading market research firm and daily news service for colleges and universities. In this podcast, Ken will explore aspects of branding, marketing, media relations, pedagogy (teaching and learning), revenue generation and more -- as they relate to Canadian higher education in particular.
 
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Folks, we have finally done it. We finally interviewed WWEST Chair Dr. Lesley Shannon on Best of the WWEST! Danniele and Lesley dive into many things, including coping during the pandemic and how it is affecting not only women in STEM, but women everywhere; Lesley’s experience in university studying Computer Engineering, and even some fun things in…
 
We covered the nerdy news and geeked out about Comics and TV.In the Thunderdome, we celebrated week 2 of Spooktober with Ghosts of Mars.Follow us on Twitter:@secretfriendsuCall us on the Hotline 872-225-2496 and leave a 3 minute review, comment or questionCheck out the Secret friends Unite podcast on Facebook for our community and podcast pageshttp…
 
We covered the nerdy news and geeked out about Comics and TV.In the Thunderdome, we celebrated week 4 of Spooktober with The Woman in Black.Follow us on Twitter:@secretfriendsuCall us on the Hotline 872-225-2496 and leave a 3 minute review, comment or questionCheck out the Secret friends Unite podcast on Facebook for our community and podcast pages…
 
Urban Indigenous youth are taking the lead, advocating for policies that uphold the rights of Indigenous peoples on and off-reserve. Host Am Johal is joined by Jessica Savoy and Edgard Villanueva-Cruz from Aboriginal Life in Vancouver Enhancement Society (ALIVE). They discuss their recent report, Our Place, Our Home, Our Vision: Youth Voices of Eas…
 
Co-op Mode is the Video-game podcast of Secret Friends Unite.We were joined by The Nintendo Guru, Bobby Pauls. We talked about the games we've been playing and so much gaming news.In the Bonus round we shared our favorite scary game momentEnter our contest to win Roundguard on Xbox by posting an iTunes review or leaving a message on the hotline.Fol…
 
Below the Radar explores unfolding the enfolded with Laura U. Marks, an SFU professor, and scholar who works on media art and philosophy with an intercultural focus. She is in conversation with co-hosts Am Johal and Paige Smith about her research into experimentalism and aesthetics in Arab cinema and the connections between Islamic art and philosop…
 
Ta7talíya Nahanee joins Am Johal to discuss her work in creating social change through decolonial facilitation, rooted in Indigenous ways of knowing and chenchenstway, the law of lifting each other up. Ta7talíya shares her journey of founding Decolonizing Practices, developing Sínulhkay and Ladders, and how she engages people in conversations about…
 
We covered the nerdy news and geeked out about Comics and TV.In the Thunderdome, we celebrated week 2 of Spooktober with the Re-Animator.Follow us on Twitter:@secretfriendsuCall us on the Hotline 872-225-2496 and leave a 3 minute review, comment or questionCheck out the Secret friends Unite podcast on Facebook for our community and podcast pageshtt…
 
Am Johal is joined by Eris Nyx, an artist and community organizer in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside who advocates for tenants' rights and an end to the war on drugs. She and Am discuss the impact of COVID-19 on drug users and residents of Single Room Occupancy (SRO) hotels, and how restricting visitors in SROs and reducing access to services during …
 
Co-op Mode is the Video-game podcast of Secret Friends Unite.We were joined by Kinda Funny Best Friend and Trophy Room co-host Kyle Stevenson. We talked about the games we've been playing and so much gaming news.In the Bonus round we revisited the third console war: Xbox 360 Vs PS3 Vs WiiEnter our contest to win Roundguard on Xbox by posting an iTu…
 
Elvy Del Bianco of Vancity Credit Union speaks to the power of cooperatives to help communities meet their own needs. He is in conversation with host Am Johal about the role coops can play in the production of social goods, and how they can support communities of entrepreneurs, small businesses, non-profits, and workers through solidarity and infra…
 
We were joined by Rich Davenport and covered the nerdy news and geeked out about Comics and TV.In the Thunderdome, we celebrated week 1 of Spooktober with Netflix's The babysitter.Follow us on Twitter:@secretfriendsuCall us on the Hotline 872-225-2496 and leave a 3 minute review, comment or questionCheck out the Secret friends Unite podcast on Face…
 
Justine A. Chambers and Laurie Young see choreography in everything. Both are deeply interested in the daily movements that make up the choreographies of our lives, and in capacity to use dance as a political tool. As two dance artists, mothers, and women of colour, the two came together across continents to co-create “One hundred more,” a dance pe…
 
In pre-pandemic times, Ken Steele sits down on the Carleton University "Friendship Bench" with president and vice-chancellor (and neuropsychologist) Benoit-Antoine Bacon to talk frankly about his own journey to mental health, and his advice for students. Mental health has been a significant concern on higher ed campuses for a decade or more. Anxiet…
 
In pre-pandemic times, Ken Steele sits down on the Carleton University "Friendship Bench" with president and vice-chancellor (and neuropsychologist) Benoit-Antoine Bacon to talk frankly about his own journey to mental health, and his advice for students. Mental health has been a significant concern on higher ed campuses for a decade or more. Anxiet…
 
Yulanda Lui and Rachel Lau share experiences from the making of the radio documentary series “Speak My Language,” which highlights the stories of Chinese-Canadian seniors facing barriers in accessing the BC healthcare system. A project of Yarrow Intergenerational Society for Justice, the radio pieces were created in collaboration with youth and sen…
 
Co-op Mode is the Video-game podcast of Secret Friends Unite.We were joined by artist, musician and podcaster, Adam Leonhardt. We talked about the games we've been playing and so much gaming news.In the Bonus round we revisited the second console war: Dreamcast Vs Gamecube Vs PLaystation 2 Vs XboxEnter our contest to win Roundguard on Xbox by posti…
 
Faranak Farzan works at a fascinating intersection of engineering and neuroscience — innovating technological solutions to mental health issues like depression and addiction. Using the concept of brain plasticity, Faranak speaks to host Am Johal about how technological interventions can help the brain to rewire itself. She delves into the exciting …
 
From Mister Rogers to radioactive frogs, Below the Radar dives into the nuclear imaginary with SFU Associate Professor of Sociology Lindsey Freeman as she recounts the atomic culture she was brought up in. In this episode, Lindsey is in conversation with Am Johal about her new book, “This Atom Bomb in Me,” a reckoning with our nuclear past that res…
 
We covered the nerdy news and geeked out about Comics and TV.In the Thunderdome, we played 20 questions cartoon edition.Follow us on Twitter:@secretfriendsuCall us on the Hotline 872-225-2496 and leave a 3 minute review, comment or questionCheck out the Secret friends Unite podcast on Facebook for our community and podcast pageshttps://www.facebook…
 
Leilani Farha has a long history of advocacy around poverty and housing, in Canada and beyond. She is in conversation with Am Johal following her tenure as the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing, a post that saw her travelling the world to connect with people who were struggling with inadequate and precarious housing or homel…
 
Finding a lack of space for experimentation and play in Vancouver’s theatre scene, New(to)Town Collective formed to provide accessible, low-barrier physical theatre training to the community. Our host, Am Johal speaks to two of the collective’s founding artists and alumni of SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts, June Fukumura and Anjela Magpantay…
 
Co-op Mode is the Video-game podcast of Secret Friends Unite.We talked about the games we've been playing and so much gaming news.In the Bonus round we revisited the second console war: N64 Vs Saturn Vs Playstation 1Enter our contest to win Roundguard on Xbox by posting an iTunes review or leaving a message on the hotline.Follow us on Twitter:@Nint…
 
With the rise of podcasting as a forum for academic conversations and as a teaching tool, Hannah McGregor of SFU’s Publishing department set out to investigate — and enact — podcasting as a form of scholarly communication, knowledge mobilization, and open pedagogy. Hannah is in conversation with host Am Johal about her research into the exciting po…
 
We covered the nerdy news,geeked out about Comics and TV.We ended the Summer of cult movies with Tucker and Dale Vs Evil.Follow us on Twitter:@secretfriendsuCall us on the Hotline 872-225-2496 and leave a 3 minute review, comment or questionCheck out the Secret friends Unite podcast on Facebook for our community and podcast pageshttps://www.faceboo…
 
Co-op Mode is the Video-game podcast of Secret Friends Unite.We were joined by Bobby Pauls the Nintendo Guru to talk about the games we've been playing and so much gaming news.In the Bonus round we revisited the first console war: Genesis vs SNES/Enter our contest to win Roundguard on Xbox by posting an iTunes review or leaving a message on the hot…
 
Am Johal is joined by Maltese-American cartoonist Joe Sacco, renowned for his long-form graphic journalism and field work in conflict zones and places where people are facing displacement and dispossession. They discuss his new book, “Paying the Land,” dealing with the painful history of the relationship between Indigenous peoples and resource extr…
 
Jennifer Flanagan is an inspirational leader for girls and women in STEM, and in this episode, you are sure to be just that - inspired! She joins WWEST manager and podcast host Danniele to give insights into how it benefits all of us to support women, girls, and Indigenous communities in STEM; how she founded Actua, an organization that inspires fu…
 
We covered the nerdy news,geeked out about Comics and TV.We celebrated Week 6 of the summer of cult movies with The Warriors.Follow us on Twitter:@secretfriendsuCall us on the Hotline 872-225-2496 and leave a 3 minute review, comment or questionCheck out the Secret friends Unite podcast on Facebook for our community and podcast pageshttps://www.fac…
 
Jackie Obungah is in conversation with Aida Mwanzia about the importance of centering Black youth and community perspectives in policymaking. Aida speaks about a policy brief she wrote advocating for a cap on international student tuition, as well as her experience working with Ethọ́s Lab to create accessible and inclusive tech spaces.Read Aida’s p…
 
How do we come together to make and enjoy art in a time of physical distancing? Interdisciplinary artist and community organizer Vanessa Richards joins host Am Johal in his backyard for a physically distanced conversation about convening community through music during the pandemic. They discuss the challenges and opportunities of practising communi…
 
Co-op Mode is the Video-game podcast of Secret Friends Unite.We talk about the games we've been playing and so much gaming news.Enter our contest to win Roundguard on Xbox by posting an iTunes review or leaving a message on the hotline.Follow us on Twitter:@co_opMode_pod , @The_CaNERDian and @ToxtraJoin us on FacebookCall us on the Hotline 872-225-…
 
On this episode of Below the Radar, our guest host, Jackie Obungah, is joined by Ayaan Ismaciil and Natasha Mhuriro. They discuss the importance of starting a Black in BC Mutual Aid fund during the pandemic as a means of community support and sustenance. Ayaan and Natasha also talk about finding a balance between student life and community organizi…
 
Anne Simonen joins Best of the WWEST host and WWEST manager Danniele in this episode and is keeping it real by telling us about her journey from being a student who wasn't strong in math to a civil engineering technologist who is supporting really important projects in wastewater treatment. She explains why civil engineering and water treatment are…
 
We covered the nerdy news,geeked out about Comics and TV and Week 5 of the summer of cult movies with Escape from LA.Follow us on Twitter:@secretfriendsuCall us on the Hotline 872-225-2496 and leave a 3 minute review, comment or questionCheck out the Secret friends Unite podcast on Facebook for our community and podcast pageshttps://www.facebook.co…
 
On this episode of our Below the Radar Conversations Series, our host Am Johal is joined by Ann Livingston, community organizer and drug user activist. Ann is the co-founder of the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users, and is currently the Executive Project Coordinator of the BC-Yukon Association of Drug War Survivors. Am and Ann discuss the two cu…
 
On this episode of Below the Radar, our host Am Johal is joined by Amal Ghazal, Director of the Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies, and Associate Professor in the Department of History at SFU with a focus on the modern history of the Middle East and Africa. Born in Lebanon, she has studied at the American University of Beirut and moved to Canada…
 
Co-op Mode is the Video-game podcast of Secret Friends Unite.This episode is devoted to the Last of Us 2 for a Round-table discussion. Todd was joined by Luke Lohr, Jason Marshall and Joseph Moran to discuss the game including spoilers.Enter our contest to win Roundguard on Xbox by posting an iTunes review or leaving a message on the hotline.Follow…
 
On this episode of Below the Radar, we speak with Kenneth Bailey, the co-founder of the Design Studio for Social Intervention. With our host Am Johal, he discusses how social justice issues have been exacerbated during the pandemic and protests in support of racial justice and defunding the police.You can learn more about Design Studio for Social I…
 
On this episode of Below the Radar, our host Am Johal is joined by Adel Iskandar, Middle East media scholar and Assistant Professor of Global Communication at Simon Fraser University’s School of Communication. He is the author and co-author of several works, including “Egypt In Flux: Essays on an Unfinished Revolution” (2013, AUCP/OUP), “Edward Sai…
 
Working in technology, construction, and engineering often is portrayed in just one way, but Rebecca Sorbara is here to tell us that there are many rewarding non-conventional careers in these fields. She joins Danniele, WWEST manager and Best of the WWEST host, to get nerdy about building science. Everyone comes into contact with buildings every da…
 
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