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Mathematical Dive

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Mathematical Dive

University of Waterloo Math Ambassadors

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Welcome to Mathematical Dive; a podcast by Math students for Math students. Listen in as we explore the Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo with your hosts Josué Kurke (BMath '22) and Ina Wang (BMath '21). Hear what it's really like at Waterloo from our current Math students and alumni. Get information from our expert guests: Professors, Admissions team members, coop advisors, and more! If you love Math and want to listen to our Waterloo experience, then dive on in!
 
First Person Podcast is a subset of First Person Scholar. Our content advocates for a new dynamic, one in which we demonstrates our relevancy through timely, rigorous, and accessible criticism that challenges all players to engage in what Mary Flanagan calls critical play. The podcasts we produce encourage players—be them developers, scholars, critics, or enthusiasts—to consider alternatives to popular interpretations of games, game play, and games culture. Through this discourse we seek to ...
 
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Hear Our Stories

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Hear Our Stories

City of Waterloo Museum

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Hello and welcome to Hear Our Stories, a podcast by the City of Waterloo Museum for the people of Kitchener-Waterloo. University of Toronto MMSt students Sarah, Harkamal, and Julia are your hosts as we explore the 2SLGBTQIA+ and Queer community of the City of Waterloo and KW area through interviews with queer residents, both past and present, of Waterloo Region.
 
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On Wisdom

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On Wisdom

Charles Cassidy and Igor Grossmann

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On Wisdom features a social and cognitive scientist in Toronto and an educator in London discussing the latest empirical science regarding the nature of wisdom. Igor Grossmann runs the Wisdom & Culture Lab at the University of Waterloo in Canada. Charles Cassidy runs the Evidence-Based Wisdom project in London, UK. The podcast thrives on a diet of freewheeling conversation on wisdom, decision-making, wellbeing, and society and includes regular guests spots with leading behavioral scientists ...
 
A weekly podcast from the University of Waterloo with hosts Pamela Smyth and Brandon Sweet highlighting news, events and commentary from the Daily Bulletin. Feature interviews with students, faculty and staff showcase the depth and breadth of the expertise on campus and the vibrancy of our community. Episode transcripts available on request. Intro music: Nightstop – Harrison Ford: https://youtu.be/Iij7U6eE5lo License: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 http://bit.ly/RFP_CClicense Outro music: ...
 
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B2U Podcast

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B2U Podcast

bridges to university

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The B2U (bridges to university) Podcast is a podcast where we explore the world of post-secondary education. Each episode is curated through the experiences of both university students and former university students alike.
 
Hello everyone! Welcome to Sessions by SE, a podcast series hosted by University of Waterloo Software Engineering Society. In this podcast series, we hope to explore personal journeys in navigating software engineering, unique takes on coop and careers, advice on extracurriculars, and everything in between.
 
Lennart Nacke, Ph.D., Director of the HCI Games Group at the University of Waterloo, hosts this writing podcast and provides fresh insights and collects experts' perspectives into the process of writing research papers in the field of human-computer interaction, specifically targeted at the CHI conference. Every episode, he tackles different areas of the CHI paper writing process and collects helpful tips that you can apply in your own research writing. With the advice collected here, Dr. Na ...
 
Follow along with me as an undergraduate student at the University of Waterloo trying to figure out what I want to do with my life, where my passions lie and who I want to become. As high school and university students, we’re forced to make decisions early on in our lives that will dictate how we live our life, the occupation we work in and the type of person we become. This podcast is meant to give you an idea of what’s out there, maybe you’ll hear the story of someone and it will spark an ...
 
This podcast takes you behind the scenes into the world of quantum computing research: through conversations with researchers, we explore the latest and most exciting ideas in the field. The podcast is aimed at anyone interested in quantum computing. About the hosts: Vincent Russo (https://vprusso.github.io/) has a PhD in computer science. Software engineer by day and quantum engineer by night. William Slofstra (http://elliptic.space) is a mathematician at the University of Waterloo. Henry Y ...
 
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Edspective Podcast

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Edspective Podcast

Dr. Christopher F. SIlver, Dr. Jared Bigham, Dr. Jared Myracle

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The Edspective Podcast takes on the most challenging questions in education today. During each episode, Drs Jared Myracle and Jared Bigham examine one “big question” that is confronting the field of education. Leaning on their experience as educators, Jared and Jared tackle each episode’s “big question” by sharing their own unique perspectives and the thoughts and opinions of other experts in the field. The Edspective Podcast is not just for educators. People from all walks of life will find ...
 
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The apocalypse is something we often perceive as a cataclysmic event or phenomena representing the harbinger of the end- the utter extinguishment of life as a society has come to know it. But, how true is this assumption? This month, we discuss the popularity of post-apocalyptic settings in video games, our biases and assumptions about them, and ho…
 
Enjoy this episode on reading and it's perks! For any questions or concerns, reach out to s2shahri@uwaterloo.ca to get in touch with Maisha. For all your online library needs: https://openlibrary.org/ YouTube Channel for Algorithms: https://www.youtube.com/@abdul_bari For your online homework help needs: https://www.khanacademy.org/…
 
Imagine gathering hard-earned lessons from survivors of human trafficking in Nepal, middle school children in Afghanistan, refugees in Europe, and even a man who has witnessed over 12,000 deaths. Deepak Ramola has been on such a lesson-gathering mission for a while, and he joins Igor and Charles to discuss the life lessons he has collected, who get…
 
Elder Myeengun Henry, Indigenous Knowledge Keeper in the Faculty of Health, tells us the winter solstice is a time of reflection, and he shares some highlights from 2022. With wintry weather here, the University’s official emergency weather closing procedure is in effect. And the president releases a video that reflects on the winter solstice in ad…
 
Brian Doucet, a professor in the School of Planning, discusses the housing crisis and a research project where members of our community with lived experience of homelessness help with information gathering. The campus community rose to the challenge on Giving Tuesday smashing records once again. The new Crisis Navigation Tool provides steps to foll…
 
PhD candidate Isra Saeed and master’s student Alexandra Ho share their experiences as part of Waterloo’s delegation at the UN climate change conference, COP27. Six Waterloo research projects receive $15.8 million to advance science and technology to combat climate change. The Sustainability Office has released its annual report outlining actions an…
 
This month Collin is joined by Sabrina Sgandurra and Dakota Pinheiro to discuss how we approach power in video games when we're given the uncanny ability to wield a God hand. Will we bless our flock? Or set the whole sand box ablaze- just for the fun of it? Tune in to hear our thoughts on how things seem to play out more often than not.…
 
Rebecca Rooney, a wetland ecologist and professor in Waterloo's Department of Biology, discusses the value of wetlands and the actions she’s taking action to prevent their destruction. As final exam season approaches, a new campaign focuses on student support. Campus Wellness offers the Mental Health Literacy Certificate. And Waterloo’s Giving Tues…
 
Daniel Scott, a professor in the Faculty of Environment, discusses sustainable tourism and the International Tourism Panel on Climate Change he launched at COP27. The Safety Office reminds us with the arrival of snow and ice comes the risk of serious injury. The University makes plans to celebrate the life and legacy of former president James Downe…
 
How do we respond wisely to foolish behaviour in the workplace? Tessa West joins Igor and Charles to talk about the most common types of ‘jerks at work’ - including the bulldozer, the credit stealer, and the gaslighter, discussing what drives such unhelpful behaviour, and how best to deal with it. Igor explores the different ways we can respond to …
 
John McMinn, professor of architecture, discusses the tiny homes he and his students design and build to help address the issue of homelessness in our community. Masks are required for all indoor academic activity for the rest of the term. We rank fourth in Canada for sustainability. HR hosts information sessions with Green Shield Canada, our new b…
 
As the University prepares to honour Pearl Sullivan, late dean emeritus of the Faculty of Engineering, Mary Wells, dean of Waterloo Engineering, and Jay Shah, alum, entrepreneur and former director of Velocity, discuss Sullivan’s many contributions to engineering education at Waterloo. Elder Myeengun Henry discusses treaties, wampum belts and the t…
 
Welcome to the 58th episode of the First Person Podcast. This Halloween we will be looking at the horror game titles that were adapted into movies and vice versa. I am joined today by Dr. James Rendell from the University of South Wales and streamer and occasional cosplayer, Rosemarie Sarno, aka Rosie Stormborn. Together we will be analyzing the di…
 
James Skidmore, professor and director of the Waterloo Centre for German Studies, discusses a new book that students and faculty wrote about Germans arriving to Waterloo region after the Second World War. More than 2,500 graduands receive degrees at fall convocation. Dominic Barton, Waterloo’s chancellor, donates $1 million to the University. And t…
 
Professor Christine McWebb, the director of the Stratford School of Interaction Design and Business, looks at its history and future as we mark its tenth anniversary. President Goel discussed recent in-person events and an overview of Waterloo at 100 at the President's Forum. Waterloo celebrates its 125th convocation. And it's Zero Waste Month.Link…
 
In part two of this two-part episode, SC and Lisa talk about what they have done since their interview together in the 90s and where they are now. SC discusses their past abusive relationship and how they are healing from it. Lisa breaks down her current work with Pat the Dog Theatre Creation and the impacts of being a third-generation residential …
 
In part one of this two-part episode, we meet SC Dillon (they/them, she/her), a butch gender-queer writer, and Lisa O’Connell (she/her), the artistic director of Pat the Dog Theatre Creation. The two guests talk about an interview between the two that took place in 1993 and was published as an article titled “Young, Gifted, and Gay” in the Waterloo…
 
To give to both your favourite charity and a super-effective charity recommended by experts, visit Giving Multiplier: https://givingmultiplier.org/invite/ONWISDOM Can insights from moral psychology increase donations to more effective charities? Joshua Greene joins Igor and Charles to discuss ventilator allocation and other pandemic-related trolley…
 
Welcome to the 57th episode of the First Person Podcast. We are back with another academic semester and since we have been running with the theme of nostalgia lately, it’s about time that we take a look at how far the video game narratives have come. We will be examining the story of some of my favourite titles: Gears of War, God of War, and Halo t…
 
Anwar Jaber, an AMTD postdoctoral fellow in the School of Architecture, discusses the effect politics and conflicts have on the built environment and vice versa. The University observes the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation to honour the lost children and survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. The Canadian Foundat…
 
In this episode we meet Hollee George, Musko Giizhigo Ikwe, or Red Sky Woman (she/her). Hollee is a two-spirit Anishinaabe Ikwe lesbian, wife, mother, graddaughter, sister, auntie, niece, cousin, and member of the Sturgeon Clan. She discusses her journey to identifying as two spirit and a lesbian and how residential and day schools have impacted th…
 
Vivek Goel, Waterloo’s president and vice-chancellor, provides an update on the Waterloo at 100 initiative, with details on the new discussion paper. Consultations with campus and external stakeholders continue as we envision Waterloo in 2057. The Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre's powwow celebrates Indigenous culture. And fall convocation is rec…
 
Ghazal Geshnizjani, professor and chair of Women in Math, appears with performance artist Gioia De Cari to discuss the latter’s experience in what she’s described as the male math maze at MIT and the show it inspired. Jacinda Reitsma, who has an excellent background in audit, finance, and corporate administration, is the new vice-president, adminis…
 
In this episode we meet Teneile Warren (they/them), a non-binary Queer Jamaican immigrant and a leader championing multiple avenues of advocacy work in the KW area. Teneile discusses food and relationships, theatre, InsideWaterloo, advocacy in Kitchener-Waterloo, and constructs of literacy. Content description: This episode contains light profanity…
 
Myeengun Henry, the Faculty of Health’s first Indigenous Knowledge Keeper, discusses Indigenization, reconciliation, and his role at Waterloo. The provider for extended health and dental benefits is changing. Waterloo holds a special ceremony that is the first of its kind on a university campus. And it’s that time for campus move-in and orientation…
 
What does goal-setting have to do with wisdom and how do we pick wise goals? Ayelet Fishbach joins Igor and Charles to discuss the dangers of moving too swiftly from planning-mode to action-mode, how to compromise across multiple goals, and why we need to rethink our relationships with vegetables! Igor underscores the importance of thinking of wisd…
 
In this episode we meet Dorsa (they/them, he/him), a highschool student in KW who immigrated to the area a few years ago. Dorsa discusses their own disinterest in using labels to describe themself and the difficulty of being outwardly different when living in Iran. They compare their experiences of living in the various environments they’ve experie…
 
Adanna Amechi, a third-year engineering student from Nigeria, discusses the history and significance of braids in Black culture and why she created a startup to train more stylists. The president and provost provide a safety and operational update for the upcoming fall term. Special Collections and Archives is working on an oral history project to …
 
Math professor and Canada 150 Research Chair Anita Layton discusses using computer models to modernize medicine and make it more equitable. IC3 becomes the Waterloo Climate Institute. Orientation, campus move-in, and the University’s United Way Campaign seek volunteers. And registration is open for the Mental Health Literacy Certificate.Links and r…
 
In part two of this two-part episode, we continue speaking with Ruth (she/her) and Kyle (he/him) about their work with ACCKWA and what they are most proud of doing with the organization. They also discuss the intersectionality of their own identities and how that manifests when they enter various spaces. Ruth and Kyle also reflect on how they engag…
 
In part one of this two-part episode, we meet Ruth Cameron (she/her), the Executive Director of ACCKWA, the AIDS Committee of Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo and Area, and Kyle Arsenault (he/him), a student of social work and intern at ACCWKA. We discuss their coming-out and self-identity journeys, the academic work they’ve both done in social work …
 
Welcome to the 56th episode of the First Person Podcast. This month will examine the relationship between capitalism and nostalgia. We’ll be looking at ways the gaming market today appeals to our warm and fuzzy memories to move units, where we sit regarding gaming nostalgia, and whether this is a bad thing or totally fine. Joining us today are myse…
 
Is "the spectrum" a more helpful way to think about the world than "categories"? Tom Gilovich joins Igor and Charles to discuss the perils of black-and-white thinking, the evolving data on the hot hand phenomenon, the science of regret, why foxes are wiser than hedgehogs, and the freedom that comes from learning that we are of less interest to othe…
 
Jean-Paul Lam, professor of economics, discusses the highest inflation in decades and tells us why things are so much more expensive now. The annual Global Ranking of Academic Subjects is out, with strong results from the University in a wide range of subject areas. Waterloo students may soon be able to order pizza or a burger from a nearby plaza a…
 
In part two of this two-part episode, Kamil (he/him) reflects on his intersectionality in his faith and queer journeys and his community work with KW Unity Mosque and Community Fridge. He also discusses the importance of queer friendships and knowledge sharing and shares his love of playlists. Content description: This episode contains discussions …
 
Kelly Grindrod, a professor in the School of Pharmacy, discusses the second COVID boosters, recently made available to all adults in Ontario. The president and provost urge everyone on campus to ensure their vaccination status is up to date. Four start-ups each won $5,000 at the Concept $5K pitch competition. And the Office of Research hosts a Pivo…
 
(First Broadcast - 21st June 2020) What is the value of wisdom in the time of the global pandemic? Does the community of behavioural scientists studying wisdom agree on anything about the nature of wisdom? Can we say what we now know about wisdom and, conversely, what do we know we don’t yet know? Howard Nusbaum joins Igor and Charles to discuss th…
 
In part one of this two-part episode, we meet Kamil Ahmed (he/him), a Queer Pakistani Muslim and an immigrant settler in KW. Kamil reflects on his queer journey and coming out experience during the pandemic and the intersection between his cultural, religious, and queer identities. He shares an object tied to his beginnings in community work and co…
 
Mark Weber, Eyton director of the Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business, discusses the new entrepreneurship fellowship for PhD students. The University launches an institutional commercialization framework that contains information about the management and protection of intellectual property and more. And W Store introduces a series of vir…
 
The School of Pharmacy’s Wasem Alsabbagh discusses what led to the opioid crisis, who’s affected, and ways to get us out of it. The University suspended its mask requirement following a number of similar changes to mask mandates at the municipal and provincial levels. Waterloo students had the privilege of participating in a live virtual address fr…
 
In this episode, we meet Selam Debs (she/her), an entrepreneur, mother, social justice and self-love advocate. Selam speaks on her intersecting identities as Ethiopian and Queer, her advocacy and community work in KW, and her entrepreneurial journey. She also shares tips on practicing self-love and compassion. Content description: This episode incl…
 
(First Broadcast - 4th November 2019) Does that which doesn’t kill you make you weaker? Should we always follow our emotions? Is life a battle between good people and bad people? And critically, what might the adoption of these three popular, but unwise, ideas be doing to a rising generation of young adults? Jonathan Haidt joins Igor and Charles to…
 
In this episode we meet Dewe’igan Bearfoot (she/her, they/them), a bisexual two-spirit transfemme Anishnaabe woman, and reflect on her journey to identifying as bisexual, trans, and Two-Spirit. Dewe’igan discusses the importance of finding her Indigenous community, Land Back, art, Dungeons and Dragons, and graphic novels to her own process of self-…
 
Vivek Goel, the University of Waterloo's president and vice-chancellor, discusses the Waterloo at 100 initiative, where we ask ourselves as an institution what we aspire to become by our 100th anniversary. Our 124th convocation ceremonies are underway. The Faculty of Health formally welcomes Myeengun Henry as Indigenous knowledge keeper and commemo…
 
Have you heard the Legend of the Pink Tie? Wonder why the Davis Centre is so colourful? Learn about the history of our math buildings, as well as what currently goes on within them in this very special episode of Mathematical Dive! Join Josué and Michelle as they take listeners on a virtual tour through the three math buildings we have at the Unive…
 
Edris Madadian, is one of the first AMTD postdoctoral scholars, and is just wrapping up his work at Waterloo. He discusses his process for removing substances in drugs and personal care products from wastewater to turn what’s left into renewable energy. The University is welcoming more than 30 Ukrainian students whose studies were interrupted by th…
 
In part two of this two-part episode, Kez (they/them) and Aashay (they/them, she/her, he/him) speak more about the other work they do in KW. Kez reflects on their performance work in comedy, acting, and improv, as well as their involvement with the SHORE Centre and KW Counselling. Aashay also reflects on their start in comedy and their advocacy wor…
 
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