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We have Canada Research Chair of Health Law and Policy at the University of Alberta, Timothy Caulfield, to discuss the infamous Spotify letter urging a crackdown on misinformation about COVID19, with particular focus on The Joe Rogan Experience. Plus, home design expert and international star, Debbie Travis, shares her joy as she discusses her new …
 
Labrador Systems is showcasing their robotic cart and Mike Dooley, Co-Founder and CEO, explains how it can offer assistance for elderly users and people with limited mobility. Plus, we take a look at the upcoming Movano Ring, which will track your activity, sleep, heart rate, respiration and more with the CEO John Mastrototaro. Also, we discover ne…
 
Dr. Mona Nemer, Canada’s Chief Science Advisor explains the importance of evidence-based decision making. Plus, Dr. Tom Frieden, President and CEO of the Resolve to Save Lives, joins us to share what we can do better to prepare for the next pandemic. Also, CEO of Supernova, Dominic O’Meara, discusses the social media network that shares its ad reve…
 
Walk the Santa Monica Third Street Promenade in the Metaverse with FlickPlay. We talk to the Founder and CEO, Pierina Merino, who explains the unique partnership with the Downtown Santa Monica District. Plus, we take a look at Canadian consumer behaviour and the Snapchat way of shopping online with Matt McGowan, General Manager of Snap Inc. Canada.…
 
Olympic athlete for Team Canada, Julia Rivard Dexter, is on a mission to improve literacy with Eyeread: the research-based and adaptive learning platform for kids. Plus, Dent Reality is reinventing AR shopping experiences. We talk to the company’s CEO, Andrew Hart, about how their platform can enhance your next shopping trip. Also, we discover the …
 
Alms is focused on real-world impact and positive change. We talk to the founder, Alexander Nevedovsky, who reveals how the social app is helping to improve the well-being of its users. Plus, we meet the world’s first humanoid robot artist, Ai-Da, with its creator, Aidan Meller. Also, tech expert, Marc Saltzman, joins us to share top tech for the h…
 
NASA’s Planetary Defense Officer, Lindley Johnson, divulges the plan to protect earth from asteroids with a first-of-its-kind planetary defence system. Plus, we talk to the Co-Founder and President of Nommi, Buck Jordan, about their robotic kiosks and the future of kitchens. Also, David Nussbaum, the Founder and CEO of PORTL, explains their holopor…
 
Anand Srivatsa, CEO of Tobii Tech joins us to talk about how they are bringing their eye-tracking tech to the iPad with the TD Pilot, which will turn Apple’s tablet into a powerful all-in-one tool for people with physical impairments. Plus, we learn how important a VPN is for shopping during this holiday season with the Chief of Cyber Safety Educat…
 
We learn the basics of cryptocurrency and how to invest with Tyrone Ross, CEO of Onramp Invest. Plus, student, Naila Moloo, on The Knowledge Society and speaking at the Web Summit in Portugal. Also, we find out about WW’s goal of inspiring healthy habits for real life with Kevin O’Brien, President and GM of WW Canada. In Socially Speaking, we talk …
 
Diego Stone, CEO of Krilltech and winner of the Web Summit KPMG Private Enterprise Global Tech Innovator competition, joins us to explain their nanobiotech solutions for sustainable crop production. Plus, with S.T.E.M./S.T.E.A.M. Day on November 8th, Day Martin Basiri, CEO and Co-Founder of ApplyBoard, shares their mission to improve global access …
 
This week the UK hosts the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow. The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Canada’s Environment and Climate Change Minister, joins us to discuss the critical importance of uniting world leaders to commit to urgent global climate action, including Canada's commitment to reducing carbon emissions and creating sustai…
 
CDR’s Aviation Editor, Joetey Attariwala, recently interviewed executives from SkyAlyne, a joint venture organization formed by two Canadian aerospace companies — CAE and KF Aerospace. Together, through SkyAlyne, these two Canadian companies hope to continue their important work by winning the contract for Canada’s Future Aircrew Training (FAcT) pr…
 
What's the ROI of being nice online? We talk to author and speaker, Dave Delaney, who shares his "Nice" method of communicating. Plus, how KixCare connects families and their children with pediatric telehealth services across Canada with the Co-Founder of KixCare, Elyssa Elman. Also, we go in-depth on the misadventures of Facebook and the speculati…
 
For CDR’s on-going series of podcasts, we asked Ottawa Bureau Chief, James Careless, to interview Bluedrop’s EVP of Technology and Simulation, Jean-Claude Siew, about his company’s success in the military helicopter simulation market, how Bluedrop has kept afloat during COVID-19, and why he hopes Bluedrop’s staff can return to the office, as long a…
 
We talk to Bloomberg reporter and author of the Screentime newsletter, Lucas Shaw, about where Netflix is investing its content dollars with the success of Squid Game. Plus, Marc Saltzman joins us to identify ways to make homes smarter, including the latest in Smart Home tech. Also, we have the Executive Director of Urban Movement Labs, Sam Morriss…
 
We take a look at the newest offering from D-ID with CEO and Co-founder, Gil Perry. Plus, we have the Deputy News Editor of The Verge, Kim Lyons, who reveals the new "Run For Office" in-app tool from Snapchat, which is designed to encourage young adults to run for local office. Also, we talk to the founder and president of Encode Justice, Sneha Rev…
 
Chris Velazco, tech writer for the Washington Post, joins us to chat about the slew of new devices that Amazon announced, including a home assistant robot named Astro. Plus, Kristian Ranta, CEO of Meru Health, joins us to talk about how they are improving the lives of people living with burnout, depression and anxiety. Also, we have the CEO of Deep…
 
Managing Director of Volvo Car Canada, Matt Girgis, on their Casca limited-edition sneaker, which is launching in recognition of the brands’ shared vision for a carbon-neutral future to celebrate World Car Free Day. Plus, we discover how to use technology to redistribute unused food to people in need with Jasmine Crowe, CEO of Goodr and author of E…
 
Amber caught up with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to discuss the recent increase in online negativity and what the Canadian government sees as its role in combating these behaviours. Plus, the author of The Precipice: Existential Risk and the Future of Humanity, Toby Ord, joins us to share his suggestions on how humanity might ensure a brighter fu…
 
Google Engineering Program Manager, Komal Singh, joins us to discuss her new book, Ara the Dream Innovator: a novel series created to encourage young girls to participate in science, technology, engineering, and math. Plus, with kids heading back into the classroom Maplesoft has released free AI tools to help students with self-directed learning. K…
 
Cody Green, Co-CEO of Canada Drives, shares their simple process to purchase a car and have it delivered to your door in under 24 hours. Plus, political analyst Stephen Taylor joins us to talk about the impact social media platforms like Twitter will have on the outcome of elections. Also, Amber gives us her picks for back-to-school basics. In Soci…
 
Leigh Tynan, cybersecurity expert and director of TELUS Online Security, joins us to share some tips and tricks to ensure your data and identities are better protected. Plus, we talk to Parham Aarabi, technical co-founder of HALT AI, about their focus on artificial intelligence validation and testing to ensure algorithms work on — and for — everyon…
 
On this episode of the CDR Radio Podcast, James Careless, CDR’s Ottawa Bureau Chief, talked to Chris Pogue. On November 23, 2020, Chris Pogue took over as Managing Director and Vice President of Thales Defence and Security Canada. In his new role, Chris Pogue is leading more than 250 Thales Canada workers nationwide. He is now responsible for the c…
 
As part of CDR’s on-going series of interviews with military commanders, we asked Senior Staff Writer, Joetey Attariwala, to sit down with the Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy. This episode of CDR Radio is sponsored by Davie Shipbuilding, proudly delivering world-class specialized ships to the Canadian Navy and Coast Guard under the National Sh…
 
In this mini-episode, Stephanie hosts a quick chat with Phil Lagassé about Canada’s new governor general. They also reflect on the impact of having the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in the role for so long (circling back to their discussion in Ep 152). Please note, this episode was recorded on 13 July 2021. You can read some of Phil’s commenta…
 
What was supposed to be a committee examining the relationship between Canada and China has turned into something of a constitutional crisis. Opposition MPs on the ad-hoc Canada-China Committee are demanding access to classified documents to find out the reasons two scientists were fired from the National Microbiology Lab. The entire affair has led…
 
If you are worried about oversharing online, check out the new documentary, Discriminator, as we chat with the director Brett Gaylor. Plus, CEO of Zebra, Dennis Gecaj, reveals the app where users share "talking photos" with friends. Also, CEO of Loop Returns, Jonathan Poma, joins us to discuss solving the problem of returns when shopping online. In…
 
Henry Michaelson, CTO and President of Halla, joins us to talk about their taste intelligence platform that uses previous purchases to steer online shoppers towards grocery items. Plus, plan your grocery shopping and save time with the Lollipop AI. CEO Tom Foster-Carter reveals how the grocery marketplace works. Also, Talkshoplive CEO, Bryan Moore,…
 
We talk to Courtney Symons, the Editor in Chief at Shopify, about their free Business Starter Kit exclusively designed for kids. Plus, Hour One’s CEO, Oren Aharon, joins us to explain how they can create on-screen lifelike presenters using artificial intelligence that can speak any pre-set text, complete with natural facial expressions and gestures…
 
In this episode, Stephanie sits down with Jessica Davis and Michael Nesbitt to discuss recent developments in terrorism cases in Canada. First, in the wake of the tragic attack in London, Ontario, Crown Prosecutors have brought terrorism charges, possibly the first ever against an individual motivated by far-right extremism. What are the challenges…
 
Matt Crowell, CEO of Get in the Loop, joins us to talk about their partnership with BenefitHub wherein local offers will be included for BenefitHub members who receive discounts, benefits, and rewards via the employee lifestyle benefit hub. Plus, Bloomberg’s Naomi Nix gives us the details on the Pentagon’s cancelation of its $10 Billion contract wi…
 
In the late spring of 2021, University of Toronto Press released Stand on Guard: Reassessing Threats to Canada’s National Security, by Stephanie Carvin. This episode features the introduction to the book which presents the evolving context in which threats to the security of Canada are manifesting and evolving. Carvin argues that rather than respon…
 
In this episode, Leah talks with Chris Parsons and Bill Robinson of Citizen Lab to discuss NSIRA’s latest review of CSE’s practice of sharing incidentally collected Canadian information with government agencies and the Review Body’s suggestion that CSIS hasn’t been frank with the Federal Court about what happens with the foreign intelligence CSE he…
 
As part of CDR’s on-going series of interviews with military commanders, we asked Senior Staff writer, Joetey Attariwala, to sit down with Lieutenant-General (Ret’d) Yvan Blondin. Blondin was a fighter pilot with the Canadian Air Force and had the distinction of being the Commander of the RCAF from 2012 until his retirement in 2015. It was a wide-r…
 
Maggie Grout is on a mission to build schools out of 3-D printed material through her nonprofit company, Thinking Huts. She joins us to share how this technology is helping decrease construction time from months to days for millions of displaced students in underprivileged communities around the world. Plus, we talk to the co-founder of Orbite, Jas…
 
When news of the Toronto-18 Case broke in 2006, Canadians were stunned. It seemed as though the “War on Terror” had been brought to Canadian soil as a group of young men, allegedly inspired by Al Qaida, were accused of a serious bomb plot in downtown Toronto. After a high-profile news conference, however, a series of publication bans descended on t…
 
TF265 – Tech Gift Ideas For Father’s Day The Feed’s tech specialist, Marc Saltzman, joins us to share some great gifts for Dad and the gadgets and games that will keep the family entertained all summer. Plus, Candela’s founder and CEO, Gustav Hasselskog, reveals how their new P-12 electric hydrofoil water taxi will change the transportation industr…
 
Please note, this podcast contains references to sexual assault. In this episode, Stephanie and Amar sit down with Leah and guest LGen (retd) Mike Day who served with Joint Task Force Two (JTF2) and Canada’s Special Operations Forces Command. The four discuss the issues surrounding the long-standing issue of sexual assault in the military. How did …
 
Blackberry is helping keep data safe around the world and the CTO, Charles Eagan, joins us to talk about how they are innovating security. Plus, Creative Director of Central Toronto Academy’s 6IX program, Beckie Di Leo, discusses how their program provides students in grades 11 and 12 the opportunity to work with professional mentors to gain real w…
 
Last week, the Ontario Court of Justice issued a decision holding that Iran engaged in a terrorism offence in downing Ukrainian Airlines Flight 752 in January 2020, and therefore is civilly liable under Canada’s Justice for the Victims of Terrorism Act (JVTA) (and related provisions in the State Immunity Act). Craig invites Thomas Juneau, Leah West…
 
Google Canada is committing $2 million to help train job seekers and we talk to the VP & Country Director, Sabrina Geremia, about how they are helping to prepare workers for their future careers. Plus, the CEO and Co-Founder of The Public Health Company, Dr. Charity Dean, discusses their mission to protect businesses and communities from infectious…
 
Stephanie and Craig are back with the latest discussion of key court decisions affecting national security law. Here, we take a quick look at how Charter section 7 “fundamental justice” has created expectations about the “substance” of government conduct in select national security cases. We discuss Operational Dismantle (and the application of the…
 
BigBrain’s CEO Nik Bonaddio joins us to chat about the app that allows you to compete against the world in live trivia contests for real-money prizes. Plus, we talk to Dr. Kate Darling, a Research Specialist at the MIT Media Lab, about her new book The New Breed: What Our History with Animals Reveals about Our Future with Robots. Also, author Brad …
 
We take a look at hits and misses when it comes to celebrities and social media with our friend Brittlestar. Plus, Alison Beder Solway, founder of ABS Fitness, provides us with five top tips to help with your at-home and virtual fitness. Also, Sandy McIntosh, Executive Vice-President of People & Culture and Chief Human Resource Officer at TELUS, jo…
 
Uber is now offering a low-emissions ride option with Uber Green. We talk to the Director & General Manager of Uber Canada, Matt Price, about their plans to ensure all trips are emission-free by 2040. Plus, we take a look at the latest technology for the special Mom in your life. Also, we chat with popular content creator, Katie Feeney, about how s…
 
Stephanie and Craig are back with the latest discussion of key court decisions affecting national security law. Here, we take a quick look at the thorny issue of disclosure of information by the government in criminal cases, governed by several key section 7 cases. We discuss Stinchcombe and O’Connor. And then segue into how national security confi…
 
On this episode of the CDR Radio podcast, we talk to Christyn Cianfarani, President & CEO of the Canadian Association of Defence & Security Industries - CADSI. As you might expect, the conversation covered the upcoming CANADIAN DEFENCE MARKETPLACE. Canadian Defence Marketplace is a premier business development platform that allows you to connect wi…
 
Genevieve Ryan Bellaire is the driving force behind the Realworld playbooks. She joins us to talk about how these step-by-step books help simplify adulthood and help with everything from budgeting to moving to salary negotiation. Plus, get chores completed with the Hire and Fire your Kids app. We chat with the founder, Jody Swain, about the inner w…
 
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