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Episode 17 – Winter is here, and we like it!

On this month’s episode, embark on an arctic expedition with Cassandra Pryer. We speak with artist Carla Rae Taylor to learn how the Paint the Rails project is telling Edmonton stories through public art. We hear about the deep freezer races at the Deep Freeze Byzantine Winter Festival. And, we speak with Michael Phair about legacy and a new school being opened, and named, in his honour. Links See upcoming expeditions with Students On Ice. Hear more sounds from the 2017 Expedition on SoundCloud and check out the 2017 interactive map. Check out Paint The Rails. Learn more about the […]

Episode 16 – Anita Sarkeesian

Welcome to our surprise, bonus episode for you this month. We are very excited to share with you our conversation with Anita Sarkeesian with you. Anita Sarkeesian is the founder and executive director of Feminist Frequency, an educational non-profit that explores representations of women in pop culture narratives. Her focus is on deconstructing stereotypes and tropes associated with women and on highlighting issues around the targeted harassment of women in gaming and on-line. Check out the Feminist Frequency Online Safety Guide. Anita will be visiting Edmonton on January 24th to present her talk: The Real World of Online Harassment as part of the […]

Episode 15 – PANDAmonium!

On this month’s show, we head to Fort McMurray to hear how the effects of the 2016 wildfire continue to impact the community. We tour the new building at the Whitemud Equine Learning Centre Association. And, we learn about the Edmonton Valley Zoo’s Red Panda breeding program. Links Find out more about FuseSocial and the Wood Buffalo Community Foundation. Visit the Edmonton Valley Zoo to get your Red Panda fix. Fall in love with horses at the WhitemudEquine Learning Centre Association (WELCA). See how the Social Enterprise Fund invests money for social good! Make the most of Year End Giving! Register […]

Episode 14 – Balaad. What is a homeland?

On this month’s episode, we take a hard look at what it means to be Canadian  within our borders and beyond  with Omar Mouallem. Conor Kerr connects us to Canada’s Indigenous history with the Blanket Exercise. And, we find out how to make Edmonton a more welcoming place with Erick Ambtman and the Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers . Links: Get your free copy of the High Level Lit Anthology! Created in collaboration with LitFest and Eighteen Bridges. Follow Omar Mouallem. Check out the Blanket Exercise, and find out how  First Nations, Metis and Inuit Education can facilitate it for your team. […]