Episode 83: The Sociological Imagination: Engaged Research for Social Justice
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by Athabasca University Students' Union
1M ago
AU professor Dr. Eloy Rivas-Sanchez delves into how the practice of the sociological imagination – a fundamental concept in sociology – can provide students with the cognitive and methodological tools needed to engage in social research that is meaningful, collaborative, relevant to communities, and committed to positive social change. Starring: Dr. Eloy Rivas-Sanche ..read more
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Episode 82: Challenging Assumptions About Students with Disabilities
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by Athabasca University Students' Union
2M ago
Episode Elisa Neven-Pugh joins VP Community and Wellness Natalia Iwanek to discuss the different approaches to creating a welcoming campus community for all students, especially students with disabilities. This podcast builds on past discussions on advocacy for students with disabilities and looks beyond just the educational environment to all of society ..read more
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Episode 81: Alberta - A Radical History
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by Athabasca University Students' Union
3M ago
Alberta is often seen as a land of the political eccentric. Is this all there is? Dr. Frits Pannekoek argues that there is a lot more! Dr. Pannekoek is a Professor of History at Athabasca University and previously he was Director of Historic Sites and Archives for Alberta for 25 years, the University librarian at the University of Calgary for 10 years, and President of Athabasca University from 2005 to 2014. He has written widely on Alberta history and heritage preservation. Starring: Dr. Fritz Pannekoek, Athabasca University History Professor ..read more
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Episode 80: AU Indigenous Business: Culture, Diversity, and Sustainability
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by Athabasca University Students' Union
4M ago
Simon Brascoupé’s presentation, Athabasca University Indigenous Business: Culture, Diversity, and Sustainability, explores how the future of sustainable economies can be found in Indigenous enterprises and communities. This was recorded on September 28, 2023 as a part of AUSU's Indigenous Student Week. Starring: Simon Brascoupé, AU Faculty of Business ..read more
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Episode 79: Going from a Traditional Classroom to AU
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by Athabasca University Students' Union
5M ago
AUSU Councillor Blake Collett is joined by University of Lethbridge student Brittany Allen to talk about the pros and cons of doing university courses online. They also provide some handy tips for AU students to get the most of their education, especially if they are coming from a brick and mortar school. Starring: University of Lethbridge Students' Union VP Academic Brittany Allen, AUSU Councillor Blake Collett, and AUSU Governance and Advocacy Coordinator Duncan Wojtaszek ..read more
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Episode 78: AU Deans Share Secrets to Student Success
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by Athabasca University Students' Union
6M ago
In advance of September's Welcome Week by AUSU we sit down with the deans at Athabasca University to chat about the coming year and what tips they have for both new and returning students. We also discover what hidden talents your deans have outside of being accomplished academics and administrators. Starring: Dr. Steven Johnson, Dr. Manijeh Mannani, Dr. Lisa Watson, Dr. Shauna Zenteno, and AUSU Executive Director Jodi Campbel ..read more
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Episode 76: Nothing About Us Without Us: Accessibility, Accommodations, and the Student Experience
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by Athabasca University Students' Union
8M ago
AUSU VP Community and Wellness Natalia Iwanek presents on student accessibility, accommodations, disability activism, terminology, and representation and how these apply to the student experience and student leadership.Natalia is a disabled and chronically ill fourth-year student at Athabasca University (AU) in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (FHSS), Natalia also brings valuable insights and knowledge that they have collected while advocating for increased accessibility and accommodations through their executive position on the AUSU Student Council. Natalia is serving their ..read more
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Episode 75: Asian Heritage in Canada’s Built Environment - Why It Matters
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by Athabasca University Students' Union
8M ago
Dr. Henry Tsang, an Assistant Professor at Athabasca University, gives a talk on Canada's Chinatown architecture and its importance to the cities they are located in and to the Chinese-Canadian community. Dr. Tsang is an award-winning architect in the RAIC Centre for Architecture. His design, teaching, and research work explores the intersections between sustainability, health, and culture in the built environment. He teaches virtual design studios and coordinates courses in the communication, professional, theory, history, and technical streams. This talk was recorded at a talk in May 2023 to ..read more
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Episode 74: Honouring Indigenous Peoples Day
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by Athabasca University Students' Union
9M ago
In celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day two members of the Indigenous Circle at AUSU share their experiences and perspective on their university education. They look at the difficult history of Indigenous peoples in Canada as well as sharing some role models and leaders in the Indigenous community. Starring: Indigenous Circle at AUSU members Jessica Anderson and Amanda Leeman and Governance and Advocacy Coordinator Duncan Wojtaszek ..read more
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Episode 73: Alberta's Election on May 29
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by Athabasca University Students' Union
10M ago
Episode NAUSU President Naju Syed and Executive Director of the Council of Alberta University Students (CAUS) Alexandra Ages discuss the coming Alberta election on May 29, 2023, why it's important for post-secondary students to vote, and what AUSU and CAUS are doing to fight voter apathy before election day. Starring: AUSU President Naju Syed, CAUS Executive Director Alexandra Ages, and AUSU Governance and Advocacy Coordinator Duncan Wojtaszek ..read more
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