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Episode 89 – Anti-Black Racism and Youth Mental Health

On today’s episode, we explore how anti-black racism effects the health of Black Youth in our province. We talk with Dr. Bukola Salami. She is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta. She tells us about her research project to Promote The Mental Health of African, Black and Caribbean Youth in Alberta. And we speak with Noreen Sibanda. She is the Executive Director at the Alberta Black Therapists Network and is a registered provincial psychologist. She helps us better understand some context around mental health and the black community. A community full of diverse […]

Episode 88 – Jeff Chalifoux (Silent Walker)

On this episode, we meet Jeff Chalifoux. Jeff is an Indigenous Two Spirit father whose Cree name is Kimwewehtew (Silent Walker)*. Jeff joins us to talk about his career in social work, supporting the 2SLGBTQ+ community in reducing harms associated with sexualized substance use. He shares his story of navigating substance use and correctional systems, and tells us how embracing his gender, sexuality and Indigenous heritage empowers him. Jeff is a member of the Métis Nation and an advocate for sexual and gender diverse minority communities. Currently in graduate clinical social work studies, Jeff is also a Co-Founder and former […]

Episode 87 – Trailheads: a history of urban planning in Edmonton – Part 6

On this episode, Julian Faid presents the final installment of Trailheads: A History of Urban Planning in Edmonton. We’ve covered a lot of ground in this series. We’ve looked at the pre-fort and post fort history Edmonton. How WWII influenced urban design decisions. How the personal vehicle has guided the way we prioritize our streets. How public transit shapes our city. And the challenges that come with designing an urban environment in an place that faces some of the longest winters in the world. In the sixth part of this special series, Julian is joined by Andrew Knack, City Councillor […]

Episode 86 – Trailheads: a history of urban planning in Edmonton – Part 5

In part 5 of Trailheads, Julian Faid explores the challenges of urban design in a winter city. In the first half of the episode we’ll hear from Jill Robertson, a landscape architect and a principal at Dialog’s Edmonton urban design studio. Robertson will help us understand urban design though the lens of accessibility, which is a major issue in a city like Edmonton where winter is an ever-looming challenge. In the second half of the episode, Julian is joined by Dr. Robin Mazumder, an environmental neuroscientist who studies the psychological impacts of urban design.  Dr. Mazumder will discuss how design choices, particularly in […]