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Voices of EUC

Welcome to Voices of EUC - our compilation of podcasts, and podcast appearances, featuring researchers and students from York's Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change.

Podcasts produced by the EUC community

Podcasts produced by members of the EUC community cover everything from Indigenous thinking, to global geopolitics, to the environmental science of freshwater systems. Meanwhile, the Changemakers podcast is produced by EUC students and features interviews with members of our community and reflections on the student experience at York.

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Speaking Across Knowledge Systems: A Podcast Series
Speaking Across Knowledge Systems is a series of conversations with Indigenous and non-Indigenous environmental science scholars and practitioners about how they approach, understand, and engage with diverse knowledge systems in their work. This podcast series contains contributions from EUC own professor Deborah McGregor and MES graduate Dali Carmichael.
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nashwa lina khan's Habibti Please podcast

Environmental Studies PhD student nashwa lina khan hosts the podcast, Habibti Please, exploring issues in in politics, pop culture and beyond.

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The “Unboxing Social and Emotional Learning” podcast featuring Melvin Chan.

Environmental Studies PhD student Melvin Chan is a member of the “Unboxing Social and Emotional Learning” podcast, where he brings a multispecies, critical environmental, and decolonial lens to discussions on learning.

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The Aunties Dandelion with Kahstoserakwathe Paulette Moore and Tamara Louks

The Aunties Dandelion is a media arts organization and a transformative space informed by traditional Onkwehon:we (original peoples’) teachings. We are a collective of storytellers who are co-creating and revitalizing an expansive global community through stories of land, language and relationships.​ The collective includes Environmental Studies PhD student Kahstoserakwathe Paulette Moore.

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The Anti-Empire Project by Justin Podur

Justin Podur brings you the Anti-Empire podcast, featuring discussions on how Empire works today, and who is resisting it. The focus is on the global south - Venezuela, Colombia, the DR Congo, Israel/Palestine, Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Iraq.

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Core Ideas by Josh Thienpont and Adam Jeziorski

Paleolimnology is the science (and art) of reconstructing the past environments of fresh water systems. Join Adam Jeziorski and Josh Thienpont as they wade through the wide variety of topics covered by this interdisciplinary field. Whether you are already an expert at collecting sediment cores and microscope identifications, or you simply have an interest in environmental issues such as acid rain, eutrophication, and climate change, this podcast will help make the natural records that surround us as clear as mud.

Podcasts featuring EUC community members

EUC researchers are often featured on podcasts produced in Canada and around the world. Scroll through the following podcast episodes to hear members of our community reflect on everything from climate change, to bee ecology, to urban activism.

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Honor Ford-Smith on Collaborative Theater & Performance for Social Justice
In this episode, we speak with Dr. Honor Ford-Smith (Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change, York University) about her successes and her challenges in bringing feminist values and ways of being to participatory action research with black working-class women in Jamaica as well as communities affected by violence.
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Peter Victor discussed his new book on Humanity in the Loop

Dr. Peter Victor, EUC Former Dean, Founder and the first President of Canadian Society for Ecological Economics discussed with Tim Hampton, EUC IT Director about his book titled “Escape from Overshoot: Economics for a Planet in Peril.” Listen and find out what we can do to balance our consumption and our damage to the environment.

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Cate Sandilands on “Queer Ecologies and Mulberries”

Queer Lit is a podcast about LGBTQIA+* literature and culture. In this episode, Cate talks about leafing through the herbal archives at Kew Gardens, the role of storytelling in understanding ecologies, and about discovering female forests

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Cate Sandilands on Botanical Colonialism

In this episode of Green Dreamer, Cate Sandilands discusses "Botanical Colonialism and Biocultural Histories".

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Cate Sandilands on Queer Ecologies

In this episode of Cumberland Lodge’s podcast titled "Life Perspectives” Cate Sandilands discusses the subject of queer ecology: where it came from, and what influence it has in our world today.

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Martha Stiegman on Treaty Relations and Environmental Politics in Canada

This episode of The EcoPolitics Podcast features Martha Stiegman (EUC, York University) and Sherry Pictou (Dalhousie University) discussing two documentary films they created together: In Defense of our Treaties, and We Story the Land.

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Biftu Yousuf on diaspora communities and the private sponsorship of refugees

In this episode of the SPRING Project podcast at the University of Ottawa, Biftu Yousuf (PhD candidate in Geography) discusses the contribution of family-linked sponsorship in Canada's refugee program.

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Big Tech's Impact on Society and the Debate Over Data Ownership with Kean Birch

Kean Birch joins host Alex Kehaya from The Index Podcast to take a deep dive into big tech's impact on society, the current debate over personal data ownership, and the future of Web3.

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Kean Birch: Netflix’s big gamble on its future

Kean Birch on the backlash Netflix is facing after announcing its crack down on password sharing in Canada, among other countries. Listen on The Decibel.

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Roger Keil on How Cities Can Transform Democracy

The Urban Politics podcast channel delves into contemporary urban issues with activists, scholars and policy-makers from around the world.  In this episode, Professor Roger Keil is a panelist discussing the new book: How Cities Can Transform Democracy

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Andil Gosine on Nature's Wild: Love, Sex and Law in the Caribbean

Conversations in Atlantic Theory is dedicated to conversation with authors and editors of books from and about the Atlantic world.  In this episode, Andil Gosine introduces his new book Nature’s Wild: Love, Sex and Law in the Caribbean.

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Peter Timmerman and Cate Sandilands on CoHearence - Episode One

CoHearence brings together voices to explore the relationship between cultural practices and our environment. In this episode, we explore the history of melancholia and why it’s important with Peter Timmerman and Cate Sandilands.

The EUC Podcast

Welcome to The EUC Podcast, which introduces the programs and academic life of our Faculty. The host, Kyle Thiessen, is joined in conversation by students, faculty, and staff. Their discussions cover the full range of topics and issues that are important to us at EUC.

Listen to the latest episodes and scroll through the archive:

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Las Nubes, Costa Rica
In today’s episode, we’ll be heading out of Toronto to share in the experience of studying abroad, spotlighting York’s presence in Costa Rica through the Las Nubes Project. I hope you'll join me! Editing, production, and music by Kyle Thiessen
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Toronto's High Park
In today’s episode, we’ll be taking a trip into High Park in order to look a bit deeper into this Toronto landmark. We'll be getting into some of the dynamics at play between ecologies, Indigenous folks, and settler colonialism, that have shaped the broader region. Editing, production, and music by Kyle Thiessen
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Program Feature - BSc in Environmental Science
In today’s episode, we’ll be looking at one of our core undergraduate programs in the faculty - Environmental Science. We’ll also be hearing from the program coordinator, Professor Kathy Young, about what makes the program unique. Editing, production, and music by Kyle Thiessen  
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EUC Book Club Ep. 1 - "A Garden for the Rusty-Patched Bumblebee"
To celebrate World Bee Day, we’ll be featuring the book "A Garden for the Rusty-Patched Bumblebee," written by our very own Sheila Colla alongside co-author Lorraine Johnson, featuring illustrations by Ann Sanderson. This book serves as a useful and inspiring guide to the plants and pollinators native to Ontario and the Great Lakes Regions, helping…
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Introduction - The EUC Podcast
Welcome to The EUC Podcast, from the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change (EUC) at York University. In this podcast, we’ll be introducing the programs and academic life in our faculty, as well as highlighting faculty research and literature contributions in our Book Club episodes. You’ll be hearing from your host, Kyle Thiessen, in conversation…
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