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Road to Equity

Road to Equity

By Ontario Tech Student Life
A student-made podcast exploring equity, diversity, and inclusion in the Ontario Tech community.

Each episode features a member of the Ontario Tech community discussing various EDI topics. Hear stories from your fellow Ridgebacks about their experiences and perspective on different topics such as trans-inclusion, gender equality, religion, visible minorities, equity in the workplace, and so much more.

This year's podcast team includes Amanda Wiseman, Angelique Dack, Binderiya Zayat, Nora Findakly, Rhea Bali, and Shelby Ravary.

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Season 2 Episode 3 - Water Rights in Canada
In this episode of Road to Equity, the team discusses Water Rights in Canada with a focus on Indigenous communities. Topics explored include Environmental Racism, Water Quality, Boil Water Advisory, Nestle’s Impacts and Calls to Action for all Canadians. For further information, visit the Indigenous Education and Cultural Services for events and workshops alongside RISE: First Peoples. Additional resources:  https://studentlife.ontariotechu.ca/services/community/indigenous/index.php https://www.sac-isc.gc.ca/eng/1506514143353/1533317130660 https://native-land.ca/
39:46
May 10, 2022
Season 2 Episode 2 - The Impact of COVID-19
In this episode of Road to Equity, our hosts Angelique and Nora ask some of our Ontario Tech students about the impact COVID-19 has had on their lives and mental health. In this discussion, students share their experiences and shed some helpful tips on how they are adjusting to this new normal. Towards the end, listeners will hear from Student Mental Health Services about supports and services that are available to students currently studying at Ontario Tech.  The pandemic has affected us all and listening to this episode may bring up feelings that you may wish to consider speaking to someone about.  Distress Centre Durham -905.430.2522 and 1.800.452.0688 DMHS Crisis Access Linkage Line - 905.666.0483 and 1.800.742.1890 Durham Rape Crisis Centre - 905.668.9200 Good2Talk - 1.866.925.5454 Ontario Shores Crisis Line - 1.800.263.2679 Toronto Distress Centre - 416.408.4357 As well as our student mental health university resources: ontariotechu.ca/mentalhealth For additional support and resources, please contact ambassadors@ontariotechu.ca. 
43:49
February 18, 2022
Season 2 Episode 1 - The Ryerson Statue
Road to Equity is back for the 2021-22 school year. This year's podcast team includes Amanda Wiseman, Angelique Dack, Binderiya Zayat, Nora Findakly, Rhea Bali, and Shelby Ravary.  In this episode of Road to Equity, Ontario Tech student Amanda Wiseman sits down with Laura Beaulne-Stuebing, a journalist for University Affairs. The two discuss the toppling of the Egerton Ryerson statue, what it means for Indigenous reconciliation, and things we as students can do to help. For further information about Student Life resources head to ontariotechu.ca/equity. To sign up for RISE and other Workshops, Ontario Tech University Students can sign up through the Student Life Portal.
53:07
November 03, 2021
Season 1 Episode 5 - Equity in the Workplace
In this episode of Road to Equity, mechanical engineering student and this episode's host Rachel Lynds discuss equity in the workplace with Nermin Abdulla. Nermin is a learning programs manager in higher education in the UK and a friend of the Ontario Tech community. The two discuss equitable practices in the workplace, creating safe spaces, and the important conversations that need to be had.  For further information about Student Life resources head to ontariotechu.ca/equity. To sign up for RISE and other Workshops, Ontario Tech University Students can sign up through the Student Life Portal.
42:54
April 30, 2021
Season 1 Episode 4 - Food and Health Equity
What is food insecurity? What does it mean to an Ontario Tech student? Host Mitchel Ng and Health Equity Advocate Angelique Dack talk about health equity advocates, fridges and bathrooms on campus (not in the same place), food banks, and more!  For further information about Student Life resources head to ontariotechu.ca/equity. To sign up for RISE and other Workshops, Ontario Tech University Students can sign up through the Student Life Portal.
50:22
January 29, 2021
Season 1 Episode 3 - 16 Days of Activism
Sexual Violence Educator Tyler Creces and Host Mitchell Ng discuss 16 Days of Activism in our campus community. Alongside Durham College, Ontario Tech is participating in the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign. In this episode, we learn what the 16 Days are all about, how gender-based violence presents itself in our campus community, and what we can do to take action.  Find the full schedule of events at ontariotechu.ca/16days, and add the 16 Days to your calendar: Add to Calendar. Keep up to date on social media by following @YesMeansYesAtDC and @otstudentlife on Instagram.  For further information about Student Life resources head to ontariotechu.ca/equity. To sign up for RISE and other Workshops, Ontario Tech University Students can sign up through the Student Life Portal. 
32:58
November 25, 2020
Season 1 Episode 2 - Equity in 2SLGBTQ+
Episode 2 is all about the 2SLGBTQ+ community, where Equity Programs Assistant Mackenzie Pearman and host Mitchell Ng discuss what a newcomer should know about the community. Mackenzie talks about the Pride club on campus, what outing is, and how to be a good ally. If you want to become more involved with the pride club, head to their Instagram @ot_pride. For further information about Student Life resources head to ontariotechu.ca/equity. To sign up for RISE and other Workshops, Ontario Tech University Students can sign up through the Student Life Portal.
42:14
October 29, 2020
Season 1 Episode 1 - Introduction to Equity
In this episode, our host Mitchell Ng sits down with Equity and Inclusivity Advisor Declan Frampton to give listeners a general introduction on equity. They cover topics such as the big question: "What is equity?" and the first steps to exploring being an ally.  For further information about Student Life resources head to ontariotechu.ca/equity. To sign up for RISE and other Workshops, Ontario Tech University Students can sign up through the Student Life Portal. 
34:45
September 28, 2020