Episode #169: Time Flies with Matt Bernardinis

Time flies when you're having fun, but the visual perception of time can vary between individuals. Matt Bernardinis, a second year MSc student in Biomedical Engineering, has designed a way to assess visual perception in terms of distance, time and velocity in Parkinson's patients. Discover the intricacies of this interdisciplinary field and more with hosts Ariel and Viki.


Episode #168: Canada Needs You Today! Romanian-Canadian Enlistment in WWI

By the time the First World War began, over 8000 Romanian immigrants had established new lives in the young Dominion of Canada. Over the course of the war, hundreds would enlist in the Canadian Expeditionary Forces to fight for a country they barely knew. History MA student Ilinca Olariu delves in archives and museums in search of their stories. Yimin and Navaneeth host. Want to find out more about Ilinica? Follow her on Instagram @ilincaolariu or Twitter @ilincaolariu


Episode #167: The Super Secret Sex Life of Fruit Flies

Yimin and Roger have an enlightening chat with Ariel Frame about his work testing memory in fruit flies in order to determine the role lactate might play. As the new chair of GradCast, Ariel also discusses the importance of science communication. To hear more from Ariel, check out his 3 minute thesis on youtube, his supervisor's lab website or @arielframe on Twitter. 


Episode #166: Brain Scanning With Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

Dickson Wong is pursuing both a medical degree and a research doctorate as a student in Western's MD/PhD program. Today on GradCast, Dickson speaks to Navaneeth and Yimin about his work using Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy to study changes in brain chemistry related to Alzheimer's disease. Dickson is @dickson11 on twitter and can also found on LinkedIn.image1_1_.jpegedIn. 


Episode #165: Solidarity Forever: What’s the deal?

Shortly following last week's interview with the GTA labour union, the university and the union agreed to a tentative deal. Though the deal leaves much to be desired, the settling dust calls for a moment of introspection before looking to the future. Laura Cabral - strike committee member, among other roles -  recalls the many sleepless nights and cheapshots endured on the path to this deal. Hosted by Tanya and Nav.

Laura Cabral