AROUND THE BLOCK

Nostalgia on the radio

Posted in Uncategorized by nicktaylorvaisey on May 20, 2009

Today, Emma Godmere was sitting through the Canadian Federation of Students’ semi-annual meeting. Because people can’t usually be in two places at once, Emma was unable to host the Ivory Antenna on CHUO. She asked me to do it in her place, and I happily obliged.

It was a bit nostalgic. I hosted the Ivory Antenna during its first year, and it was a blast. We talked to student leaders at not only the University of Ottawa but also at the federal level. We’re located in Ottawa and so are the CFS and the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations, so it was a perfect fit.

That geographic convenience worked its charm again today. CASA’s outgoing national director, Zach Churchill, came on the show and we talked about his time at the helm of a national student lobby group.

Oh, the memories. Zach had appeared on the Antenna at least twice before — maybe thrice.

  • Zach Churchill: outgoing national director of the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations — [Download] [iTunes]

During the second half of today’s Antenna, I spoke with Alison Faulknor, the director of programs for the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences. Alison talked about Congress 2009, an annual week-long conference organized by the CFHSS that brings together 8,000 researchers in the humanities and social sciences.

Follow Congress on Twitter at #congress09.

Last year, the conference was at the University of British Columbia. This year: Ottawa. Listen to Alison talk about what goes down during Congress.

  • Alison Faulknor: director of programs, Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences — [Download] [iTunes]
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