319 | A Recipe For Plant-Based Chicken (vaccine)

In this episode, Carly Charron talks with hosts Elizabeth and Rose (with some quick peeps from Rhys) about her research on a plant-based vaccine to prevent Salmonella infection in poultry which she is doing for her Masters in Biology at Agriculture Canada. Starting from a talk in her 3rd year course to undergrad thesis in the same discipline, Carly covers the what’s, who’s, and why’s of the vaccine, and its importance on future farming practices and overall health of chickens. 

To learn more about Carly’s research, you can email her at ccharro5@uwo.ca or find her on Facebook and Instagram. 

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Recorded March 23, 2021 

Produced by Rhys Paterson 

Theme song provided by https://freebeats.io/ Produced by White Hot

320 | From the Past to the Present: Lessons from History

Are those who fail to study history doomed to repeat it? Public History Masters student Kestra Greer has some strong opinions on the matter. How do we make the lessons of history relevant for the wider public? How should we navigate the debate over what and how we commemorate historical figures? What can knowledge of how people handled past pandemics teach us about how to deal with COVID? Join hosts Yimin Chen and Elizabeth Mohler as we learn about the poopy origins of modern epidemiology and more!

To get in touch with Kestra, you can find her on Instagram @baragalog

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Recorded on March 30, 2021.

Produced by Hira Nadeem.

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#Gradlife XII: Finding and Preparing for Careers in a Pandemic World

Searching for jobs and networking with potential employers has always been a scary and intimidating process, and the COVID-19 pandemic has not made it any easier. As graduate students mark down the days towards the end of their degree, they begin to ask themselves, "How do I know I can stand-out in an interview over Zoom?", "How can I network with people if I cannot attend conferences in person?", and "Are their services on campus that can help me improve my résumé and CV?". These are questions that #GradLife what answered as well, and host Gavin Tolometti has reached out to find those answers.

 

In this episode, Gavin speaks with Teresa Boere and Heather Wakely who work in the Careers & Experience department's Career Education unit at Western University. Teresa is a career educator and Heather is the acting team lead of the Career Education unit team. They share insight into how graduate students at Western can gain invaluable advice and practice to prepare for job interviews, writing resumes, and expanding your networking bubble. Time to start taking on the pandemic world and staying one step ahead of the job searching game.

 

If you would like to learn more about the Career Education services you can reach out to Teresa Boere (tboere@uwo.ca) and Heather Wakely (hwakely@uwo.ca), or you can go to the Career Education and Western Connect website to find openings for CV, résumé, and mock interview services.

 

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Recorded on March 2, 2021

Produced by Gavin Tolometti

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#GlobalGrads Episode V: Earth-Shattering Revelations from Chile

Cindy Mora-Stock has had quite the life journey. Departing her native Chile to embark on a seismology PhD in Germany, she now finds herself in Canada at UWO completing her second postdoctorate. As hosts Liam Clifford and Rhys Paterson learn, travelling the world and exposing oneself to new experiences has a brilliant way of enriching one's understanding and making the international student experience truly special. You can follow Cindy on Twitter and Instagram.

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Recorded on March 25, 2021

Produced by Liam Clifford

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Special Episode: SOGS Commissioners Part 1

In Part 1 of the SOGS Commissioners Episode, our guests are Denise Kamyuka (Racial Equity and Inclusivity Commissioner) and Francesca Alexander (Gender Concerns Commissioners). They chat about their roles as our community advocates at Western with our hosts Yousuf Hasan and Francesco Colosimo. They share with us what kinds of events they create to strengthen our community.

Full Video on YouTube 

Recorded on March 6, 2021

Produced by Yousuf Hasan

Intro theme song produced by Mathew Becker

Outro theme song provided by https://freebeats.io/ Produced by White Hot

Special Episode: SOGS Commissioners Part 2

In Part 2 of our Community Advocates Episode, our guests are Elizabeth Mohler (Accessibility Commissioner), Geneveave Barbo (Indigenous Commissioner), and Shannon-Thomas Carnahan. They discuss about what they do as our community advocates at Western with our hosts Yousuf Hasan and Rhys Paterson. They also chat about what difficulties they face in improving the student experience.

Full Video on YouTube 

Recorded on March 6, 2021

Produced by Yousuf Hasan

Intro theme song produced by Mathew Becker

Outro theme song provided by https://freebeats.io/ Produced by White Hot

318 | Engineering for Space

There are plenty of options for a burgeoning MESc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering like Hira Nadeem to apply her skills towards space technology. Hira tells Ariel Frame and Yimin Chen about her recent internship at Planet, the Brooke Owens Fellowship she was recently awarded and how these have led up to her studies at Western and aspirations to work on aerospace engineering. Hira also gave an overview of the mentorship program she co-founded, Zenith Canada Pathways Foundation.

To find out more from Hira, follow her on Twitter @HiraInSpace

Recorded on Mar 16, 2021

Full video available on YouTube

Produced by Ariel Frame

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317 | How Flies Socialize

Abbie Bechard tells Ariel Frame and Laura Munoz Baena about her MSc in biology research that she is working on. Abbie explains how she tests social spacing in flies and how this can be used to test models with autism related genes, such as Neuroligin. 

To get in touch with Abbie, find her on Facebook.

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Recorded on March 9, 2021

Produced by Laura Munoz Baena

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316 | Not So Independent After All

After First World War new methods for the administration of colonial territories were required. In this episode, Benjamin Gladstone chats with hosts Elizabeth Moller and Laura Muñoz-Baena about the Americanization of the global colonial and economic systems and its impact on the growth of the United States as a world power and its continues involvement in several economies around the globe. 

 

Recorded on March 2nd, 2021

Produced by Laura Munoz Baena

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#GlobalGrads Episode IV: Going, Going, Ghana

In this #GlobalGrads episode, co-hosts Liam Clifford, Rhys Paterson, and Laura Baena are joined by Political Science PhD student Maxwell Bogpene.  Max now finds himself at UWO to further his studies after originally leaving his native Ghana to pursue a degree at Ohio State University. But this was not without the hassle of being an international student during a global pandemic. As the conversation continues, it becomes clear that jollof rice and good banter are the keys to fostering community amongst grad students.

If you would like to connect with Max, you can find him on Twitter at @BogpeneMax

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Recorded on March 4, 2021

Produced by Liam Clifford

Theme song provided by https://freebeats.io/ Produced by White Hot

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