Episode 28 - Climate Change Series: Combatting environmental racism and injustices w/ Dr. Ingrid Waldron
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1w ago
In this episode, we speak with Canadian social scientist and professor at McMaster University. Dr. Ingrid Waldron.  She is the founder of the ENRICH Project, which focuses on environmental racism and injustices in marginalized communities, particularly Indigenous and Black communities. Dr. Waldron is the author of the book 'There’s Something in the Water',  which was adapted into a Netflix documentary in 2020. In this interview, We'll hear from her about how her sociology background has helped her become a highly influential figure in Canada’s environmental sector. Listen to the ..read more
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Episode 27 - Climate Change Series: From flames to forecasts w/ Jen Beverly
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1M ago
In this episode, we speak with former wildland firefighter Jen Beverly. She is currently an associate professor at the University of Alberta and leads the Wildfire Analytics research team, where she teaches and conducts research on wildfire science and management. Jen talks about what drew her to firefighting and wildfire research in our conversation. She also discusses how climate change impacts researchers' ability to track trends and make forecasts. Listen to the Best of the WWEST on Spotify, Apple, Google, Amazon, iHeart, Gaana, and Castbox Visit wwest-cwse.ca to learn more about WWEST and ..read more
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Episode 26 - Navigating through the competitive job market w/ Natalia Bussard
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2M ago
In this episode, we speak with Natalia Bussard, who is the program manager for Simon Fraser University's Science Co-op program.   Her team is responsible for helping students find paid work experience in various scientific fields. In our conversation, she talks about what students can expect as they prepare to enter the workforce. She also offers us some insight into navigating today’s challenging job market.  Listen to the Best of the WWEST on Spotify, Apple, Google, Amazon, iHeart, Gaana, and Castbox Visit wwest-cwse.ca to learn more abo ..read more
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Episode 25 - Women Supporting Women from Labs to Non-Profits w/ Bonnie Douglas
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3M ago
This episode we speak with Bonnie Douglas, who is the project manager at the Canadian Coalition of Women in Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology, or CCWESTT.  She shares how her curiosity about sour cream led her to food engineering and how she now advocates for a diverse STEM workforce in her current role.  Listen to the Best of the WWEST on Spotify, Apple, Google, Amazon, iHeart, Gaana, and Castbox Visit wwest-cwse.ca to learn more about WWEST and to listen to other available episodes ..read more
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Episode 24 - Celebrating International Women's Month w/ Dr. Deborah Saucier
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4M ago
To celebrate International Women's Month, we speak with Dr. Deborah Saucier, the President of the Vancouver Island University and a renowned researcher. A proud member of the Métis Nation of Alberta, Dr. Saucier shares her journey to academic leadership. Listen to the Best of the WWEST on Spotify, Apple, Google, Amazon, iHeart, Gaana, and Castbox Visit wwest-cwse.ca to learn more about WWEST and to listen to other available episodes ..read more
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Episode 23 - How youth can excel in STEM w/ Diya Kalia
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5M ago
For a special episode this month, we continue our conversation with the women at the Canadian Association of Girls in Science.  We speak with Diya Kalia, a member and teen ambassador for the organization, about how she's empowering the next generation of girls in STEM.  Listen to the Best of the WWEST on Spotify, Apple, Google, Amazon, iHeart, Gaana, and Castbox Visit wwest-cwse.ca to learn more about WWEST and to listen to other available episodes ..read more
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Episode 22 - Inspiring the next generation of STEM w/ Larissa Vingilis-Jaremko
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5M ago
STEM is full of opportunities for women passionate about making a difference. But recent studies have shown that women are sorely underrepresented in leadership positions, resulting in limited access to mentorship. This episode we speak with Larissa Vingilis-Jaremko about how her passion for breaking stereotypes has transformed a local initiative into a nationwide movement. Listen to the Best of the WWEST on Spotify, Apple, Google, Amazon, iHeart, Gaana, and Castbox Visit wwest-cwse.ca to learn more about WWEST and to listen to other available episodes ..read more
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Episode 20 - Meet the scientists taking on the World's Toughest Row w/ The Salty Science Crew
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7M ago
Four marine biologists are taking on the World's Toughest Row, a challenge that sets sail across the Atlantic Oceean from the Canary Islands to Antigua.  The team is on a mission to raise $500,000 USD for marine science and conservation, including an organization based in B.C.  This episode we speak with the Salty Science Crew's members, Chantale Bégin, Noelle Helder, Isabelle Côté and Lauren Shea, as they set off on their 3000 mile journey.  Listen to the Best of the WWEST on Spotify, Apple, Google, Amazon, iHeart, Gaana, and Castbox Visit ..read more
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Episode 19 - Bridging the gap with science journalism w/ Amorina Kingdon
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8M ago
From a global pandemic to an ongoing climate crisis, science journalism has become a staple in our lives. But the threat and spread of misinformation has created a gap between the public and scientists. So how can science and journalism work in conjunction to mend this divide? This episode we speak with Amorina Kingdon about her work and the challenges she's faced as a science writer and journalist. Listen to the Best of the WWEST on Spotify, Apple, Google, Amazon, iHeart, Gaana, and Castbox Visit wwest-cwse.ca to learn more about WWEST an ..read more
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Episode 18 - Diverse women in STEM: Blending health & nanotechnology w/ Hadeel Mohammed
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10M ago
According to Statistics Canada, women make up less than 25 per cent of people working in STEM careers. As women continue to break down barriers that once held them back from pursuing STEM, it is becoming more important than ever to address diverse backgrounds and identities in research and industry. So how are some of these women navigating their careers and what can we do to create more equitable workplaces? This episode we speak with Hadeel Mohammed about her work and the challenges she overcame as a muslim woman in STEM.  Listen to the Best of the WWEST on Spotify, Apple ..read more
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