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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 ...
 
Vancouver's source for Urbanism, Insight, and Evolution. Hosted by Gordon Price, former Vancouver City Councillor and Director of the SFU City Program lecture series. Featuring interviews with leading players and emerging voices on issues of urban planning, architecture, housing, transportation, politics, culture, 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 currently produced by: Am Johal Alex Abahmed Alyha Bardi Fiorella Pinillos Kathy Feng Melissa Roach Paige Smith Vis ...
 
Stories about how literature sounds. SpokenWeb is a monthly podcast that shares stories from the audio archives of Canadian literary history. Drawing on Canadian literary archival recordings from across Canada, episodes are snapshots of Canadian literary history and contemporary responses to it, including interviews, panel discussions, lectures, readings, and audio essays.
 
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 ...
 
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!
 
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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Below the Radar dives into the call for a feminist economic recovery and a just transition with SFU School of Communication PhD Candidate Alicia Massie. Alicia is a Progressive Economics Fellow with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and a Research Assistant and conference organizer with SFU’s Community-Engaged Research Initiative. As a fe…
 
A fresh take on sounds from the past, ShortCuts is a monthly feature on The SpokenWeb Podcast feed and an extension of the ShortCuts blog posts on SPOKENWEBLOG. Stay tuned for monthly episodes of ShortCuts on alternate fortnights (that’s every second week) following the monthly SpokenWeb podcast episode. Producer: Katherine McLeod Host: Hannah McGr…
 
Critical theorist Alberto Toscano joins Am Johal in conversation about his work and writings, as he joins SFU as a visiting faculty member with the Digital Democracies Institute in SFU’s School of Communication.In this episode, they discuss Alberto’s writing on the philosophy of fanaticism, and conflicting discourse and counter-histories around the…
 
All countries have distinctive urban regions, but Canadian cities especially differ from one another in culture, structure, and history. SFU prof Anthony Perl’s new book Big Moves: Global Agendas, Local Aspirations, and Urban Mobility in Canada (co-authored with Matt Hern and Jeffrey R. Kenworthy) dissects how Canada's three largest urban regions h…
 
Javier Campos joins host Am Johal to discuss reframing the way we think about heritage. Javier is an architect and Principal Designer with Campos Studio, as well as the current president of Heritage Vancouver Society. Together, they explore what heritage means today as a living and changing concept. They discuss the dark roots of heritage, and how …
 
Craig gives a heartfelt thank you to all those who took the time to offer feedback on early script drafts: Deanna Fong, Judith Burr, Mathieu Aubin, Marjorie Mitchell. Special thanks to Dr. Karis Shearer, all of his colleagues at the UBC Okanagan AMP Lab, and, of course, to Robert Hogg. SpokenWeb is a monthly podcast produced by the SpokenWeb team a…
 
FoodShare’s Executive Director and lifelong anti-poverty activist Paul Taylor joins host Am Johal in this episode of Below the Radar. In this conversation, they delve into the work Paul has done in both Toronto and Vancouver with various activist organizations such as FoodShare, the Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House, and Gordon Neighbourhood Ho…
 
Community-engaged scholar, current Researcher-in-Residence with SFU’s Community-Engaged Research Initiative and food system planner Tammara Soma joins Am Johal on this episode of Below the Radar. She shares with us what drives her interest in food systems and sustainability, and their relationship to equity and justice. Tammara speaks to her experi…
 
A fresh take on sounds from the past, ShortCuts is a monthly feature on The SpokenWeb Podcast feed and an extension of the ShortCuts blog posts on SPOKENWEBLOG. Stay tuned for monthly episodes of ShortCuts on alternate fortnights (that’s every second week) following the monthly SpokenWeb podcast episode. Producer: Katherine McLeod Host: Hannah McGr…
 
Lawyer, climate storyteller, and founder of the UBC Climate Hub, Grace Nosek, joins host Am Johal on a mission — to publicly uncover feelings of ‘climate doom’ and ‘individual responsibility’ as narratives propelled by the fossil fuel industry. While leading this charge, Grace speaks about Exxon Mobil at the forefront of climate science — spinning …
 
An OWG (Old White Guy) enlists the aid of a YBG (Young Brown Guy) in unpacking modern socio-political vocabulary. Can white people be 'racialized'? Is equity of opportunity the same as equity of outcome? What is privilege, really? Who has it now, and where does the balance tip? And, moreover: what does it really take, to be Gord’s perfect gym buddy…
 
Dancer, aerialist, choreographer and producer Gabrielle Martin joins host Am Johal on this episode of Below the Radar. Gabrielle tells us how her passion for dance has taken her from spinning fire in an East Van park, to touring the world with Cavalia and Cirque du Soleil, to choreographing and producing her own works.In the episode, they talk abou…
 
This episode features Kate, Kandice, and Michelle's efforts to understand how these paratexts may have informed not only the experience of attending the event in 1984, but also their own experiences listening to the recording of the reading now, in 2021, and their interactions with the surviving archival materials. This led them to interview Ann Co…
 
In this episode, Dr. Rina Zazkis, Canada Research Chair in STEM Teaching and Learning, shares insights from her book Lesson Play in Mathematics Education: A Tool for Research and Professional Development, co-authored with Dr. Peter Liljedahl and Dr. Nathalie Sinclair. The book outlines how play-writing engages teachers in considering vital issues i…
 
Taiko drumming enthusiast and specialist in modern and contemporary Japanese art Namiko Kunimoto, joins Am Johal on this installment of Below the Radar. Throughout this episode, Namiko explores Japanese imperialism, Olympic dissent, and the internment of Japanese Canadians; while drawing from the works of artists such as Takayama Akira and Shimada …
 
Keith, Barbara, Jerry, and Eric are back and they talk about one of the biggest lowlights in the Dark Days on Pittsburgh baseball. They also talk about the NBA Playoffs and the unruly fans that attended games this postseason. Finally, Eric puts Barbara, Jerry, and Keith to the test with their knowledge of where did famous players call home that you…
 
This final installment of the Power of Disability series highlights an unsung hero of the disability movement, Barb Goode. Host Al Etmanski is in conversation with Barb about her work around self-advocacy for people with learning and developmental disabilities. Barb speaks to the importance of plain language and the harm that comes from labelling p…
 
Below the Radar invites Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg scholar, writer and artist Leanne Betasamosake Simpson into conversation about her latest album, Theory Of Ice, as a thinking through of water as a connector. She talks with host Am Johal about covering Willie Dunn’s “I Pity the Country,” and how her work aligns with, and is inspired by, a long tradi…
 
Eric, Barbara, Keith, and Jerry are back for another episode of Sports Fanatics United! The group talks about potential destinations for Aaron Rodgers and Julio Jones if they are traded from their current teams. The NBA Play-In Tournament is also discussed as well as MLB talk and the Formula 1 Race in Monaco! Tune in for this exciting episode of SF…
 
Throughout her 33-year career, Judy Graves was the public face of City Hall to those living in Vancouver's streets and shelters. She knew who they were, what they needed, and how to get a roof over their heads. She reached out to them, often in the late hours of the night. She knew the ins-and-outs of City Hall, especially the ins, and who did what…
 
The Power of Disability host, Al Etmanski is joined by partners and disability advocates Tim Louis and Penny Parry. Tim is a lawyer, politician, and longtime leader of the disability movement within British Columbia. Penny has worked as a university professor, artist, and youth care practitioner. Tim and Penny share stories and learnings from 40 pl…
 
Below the Radar explores equity and public engagement in knowledge-making and learning with community-engaged scholars from the Honors Living-Learning Community at Rutgers University-Newark (HLLC). HLLC is a transformational college access program that aims to provide equitable opportunities to those that have been systematically disenfranchised.In…
 
A fresh take on sounds from the past, ShortCuts is a monthly feature on The SpokenWeb Podcast feed and an extension of the ShortCuts blog posts on SPOKENWEBLOG. Stay tuned for monthly episodes of ShortCuts on alternate fortnights (that’s every second week) following the monthly SpokenWeb podcast episode. Producer: Katherine McLeod Host: Hannah McGr…
 
Rabia Khedr, an activist, consultant, former Human Rights Commissioner and motivational speaker who ‘wears many hijabs,’ joins Al Etmanski for this Power of Disability conversation. They discuss Rabia’s advocacy and policy work within the disability community and the Muslim community; bringing a disability benefit, or basic income, to Canada; as we…
 
Barbara, Jerry, Keith, and Eric return for this episode of Sports Fanatics United and they dive into their thoughts about the Tom Wilson scuffle and the subsequent Captials/Rangers throwdown! The group also give their thoughts on the current state of affairs with the NBA regular season winding down and the MLB season getting into full swing! Fanati…
 
Glenn Alteen is a writer, curator, and co-founder of grunt gallery. Having retired after 36 years in May 2020, Glenn joins host Am Johal to talk about his tenure as Program Director of grunt gallery, and his work on The Blue Cabin Floating Artist Residency.In this interview, Glenn recalls the process of founding grunt gallery in 1984, and the dynam…
 
Non-visual artist Carmen Papalia speaks with Al Etmanski about the rampancy of ableism across institutions — from the art world to healthcare, to the symbol of the white cane. Carmen and Al discuss how institutions can be sites of retraumatization that can often overlook and underappreciate variations in ability.Carmen also explores some key ideas …
 
It's the annual baseball episode for SFU and Jerry, Keith, and Eric are back to bring it to you! Nolan Poot joins the guys for this episode as they talk about the rule changes from last year and the experimental rules currently being tested. The guys also talk about tanking and contending, the MLB Postseason, and lots more! We're here to talk (da d…
 
Theorist and author Asad Haider joins Below the Radar to discuss questions he explores in his book, "Mistaken Identity: Race and Class in the Age of Trump." Asad discusses how class dynamics cannot be separated from identity-driven movements. As well, he explores ideas of political exhaustion in the tradition of political theorists such as Sylvain …
 
For her residency, jamilah is building an online archive highlighting Black women sound artists across Canada to provide inspiration and representation for future sound art from Black femmes across Turtle Island. Jessica is creating “a sanctified Black space in the form of a website that celebrates aural, visual and somatic witnessing” through shar…
 
Lifelong activist and wheelchair user Judy Heumann joins Al Etmanski for this instalment of The Power of Disability. Judy is a powerful advocate in the disability movement both in the US and globally. She and Al talk about her long history of fighting for the rights of disabled people, a part of which is featured in the Oscar-nominated documentary,…
 
Blackfoot and Sámi writer, actor, producer and director, Elle–Máijá Tailfeathers joins host Am Johal on this episode of Below the Radar to talk about her latest film Kímmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning of Empathy. Together they discussed how Tailfeathers created the feature documentary film, which takes place in her community of Kainai First Nation in …
 
Join Josh Coward in conversation with Dr. David Zandvliet and Dr. Shannon Leddy, co-chairs of the Institute for Environmental Learning (IEL). Dr. Zandvliet describes his new role as a UNESCO Chair in Bio-Cultural Diversity and elaborates on the IEL’s award-winning work with the Vancouver Botanical Gardens Association. Dr. Leddy notes how Indigenous…
 
Al Etmanski interviews Victoria Maxwell, the Bipolar Princess. They discuss the role of art and creativity in the process of change, the dramatic increase in antidepressant prescriptions and the fact that depression is the number one source of disability in the world today. They also speak to the need for universal mental health care. Victoria expl…
 
SFU Mathematics professor Caroline Colijn joins host Am Johal to talk about the role of data modelling in the response to COVID-19. Caroline holds the Canada 150 Research Chair in Mathematics for Infection, Evolution and Public Health, and works at the intersection of mathematics and public health, with a particular focus on the spread and evolutio…
 
Jerry, Barbara, Keith, and Eric are back for this episode and the group gives their thoughts on random MLB topics and also discuss the NBA Play-in Tournament now that we are close to the NBA Playoffs. Everyone then gives their thoughts on what happened at WrestleMania 37! Sit down at the Head of the Table and enjoy this episode of Sports Fanatics U…
 
A fresh take on sounds from the past, ShortCuts is a monthly feature on The SpokenWeb Podcast feed and an extension of the ShortCuts blog posts on SPOKENWEBLOG. Stay tuned for monthly episodes of ShortCuts on alternate fortnights (that’s every second week) following the monthly SpokenWeb podcast episode. Producer: Katherine McLeod Host: Hannah McGr…
 
Longtime community organizer and social entrepreneur Al Etmanski talks to Am Johal about where the movement for disability justice is headed — with lived experience leading the way. Al speaks to the urgent need for a basic income for people with disabilities, and how to build up a grassroots political movement to advance social change.Al Etmanski i…
 
Keith, Jerry, and Eric are back and this time Greg joins the guys! The guys talk about the Tatis Jr injury, the Mets "game winning" HBP, and Baylor/Gonzaga. Keith and Greg take a deep dive into the happenings and what's going on in the world of the UFC and Mixed Martial Arts in general. Acknowledge the excitement in this edition of Sports Fanatics …
 
Barbara Steenbergen from the International Union of Tenants, European Union office, joins Am Johal on this episode of Below the Radar. Together they discuss the role of the tenant unions in Europe as well as their advances in housing policies and protecting tenant rights. Barbara talks about the European housing context, and how tenant social movem…
 
Am Johal is joined by Ethọ́s Lab founder Anthonia Ogundele on this episode of Below the Radar. Anthonia shares about her career in emergency management and sustainability and the origins of Ethọ́s Lab. Anthonia also discusses the inequalities of the education system with respect to STEAM and innovation programs, and the importance of centering the …
 
We have a stacked episode that you are going to definitely want to tune in for! Keith, Barbara, Jerry, and Eric return for this episode and our special guest that join them are Shane Davis from the Tailgate Party Talk podcast and Megan Byrd. Our roundtable discusses the importance of mental health care in sports and in general. The 17 game NFL sche…
 
This episode was created by SpokenWeb contributors Deanna Fong (Concordia University) and Michael O’Driscoll (University of Alberta), with additional audio courtesy of the radiofreerainforest Fonds at Simon Fraser University’s Special Collections; the Hartmut Lutz Collection, made digitally available by the SSHRC-funded People and the Text project …
 
Barb, Keith, Jerry, and Eric return for one final MLB Season Preview Episode before Opening Day of the 2021 MLB season! They give their predictions about AL and NL MVPs, Rookies of the Year, Stat Kings, and Cy Young winners. They also give their World Series predictions as well! Will anyone give any outrageous predictions? You have to tune in to fi…
 
Below the Radar invites Harsha Walia to discuss migrant justice, movement practices, and the underlying forces that govern oppressive border practices on a global scale. She is in conversation with host Am Johal about her recently released book, Border and Rule: Global Migration, Capitalism, and the Rise of Racist Nationalism (Fernwood Publishing, …
 
Below the Radar has partnered with the Or Galley to bring you recordings of the Gas Imaginary Conversations series. This is the second of two talks from The Gas Imaginary, presented by the Or Gallery. This event was recorded virtually on Dec. 5, 2020.In this panel, Rachel O’Reilly, Tania Willard and Kanahus Manuel—with moderation by Denise Ryner—di…
 
Kris Gunther returns to join Keith, Jerry, and Eric as they give their thoughts about NFL Free Agency and the upcoming Draft. The guys then talk NBA with MVP talk, champion predictions, and what to expect with LeBron's injury. Finally, the group talks about the status of their brackets and how well they (and Eric in this case of his Winthrop Final …
 
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