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SJT Immigration Project

SJT Immigration Project

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A podcast detailing the stories and experiences of immigrants to Canada. As told by Enhanced Academic Program students at Sir John Thompson Junior High.
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S4 Trailer: SJT Immigration Project
Welcome to a new season of the SJT Immigration Project! The episodes will be arriving within a few weeks, so make sure you've got your notifications on. We're so happy to bring you our Fourth Season of the show!  New music, new hosts, new interviews, and this year a Land Acknowledgement at the start of every episode to help remind us that the story of immigration to Canada is also about sharing the lands that we have come to--lands that are the traditional homes of Inuit, Metis, and First Nations. We are blessed to be able to come here and call this land home.  We look forward to sharing all our new stories with you! See you soon. 
03:32
May 02, 2022
S3 E9 SJT Immigration Project: Italy
This is it! The final episode of the season. We hear Sara interview her grandfather from Italy about his immigration experience. Sara and the podcast was recently featured on CBC Radio's Edmonton AM show with Mark Connoly. Here the segment here: Edmonton AM Thank you for all your support throughout this season. Don't forget to hit the "Subscribe" button so you can be sure to hear us for Season 4 next spring! Have a great year, and enjoy this episode! Please rate us and leave a review wherever you get your podcasts. The SJT Immigration Project is a production of the Sir John Thompson Junior High Enhanced Academic Program and the Social Department. Find us online at: http://anchor.fm/sjt or on Twitter @SJTPodcastECSD
16:03
July 12, 2021
S3 E8 SJT Immigration Project: Scotland
Today we get a special interview with a grandmother AND grandfather together. Tristan speaks with his grandparents about their immigration from Scotland. They both have a lot of good advice and good sayings to learn from.  Enjoy the episode! Please rate us and leave a review wherever you get your podcasts. The SJT Immigration Project is a production of the Sir John Thompson Junior High Enhanced Academic Program and the Social Department. Find us online at: http://anchor.fm/sjt or on Twitter @SJTPodcastECSD
27:34
July 11, 2021
S3 E7 SJT Immigration Project: Philippines
New art this week! Thank you to Julius for updating the cover art for the show. The new logo looks awesome!  This week we hear from an immigrant from the Philippines. He reminds us of the difficulty of starting life over again at an age like 35--it's tough to be in a new land and then figure out how to get a driver's license, a new job, a place to live, etc.  Enjoy! Please rate us and leave a review wherever you get your podcasts. The SJT Immigration Project is a production of the Sir John Thompson Junior High Enhanced Academic Program and the Social Department. Find us online at: http://anchor.fm/sjt or on Twitter @SJTPodcastECSD
15:30
July 09, 2021
S3 E6 SJT Immigration Project: Ethiopia & Philippines
Today we hear interviews from Ethiopia and the Philippines. The interviews—especially the second one—stress the hard work and dedication that immigrants face when they come to a new country. It’s not easy work, as you will hear from these stories today. Enjoy! Please rate us and leave a review wherever you get your podcasts. The SJT Immigration Project is a production of the Sir John Thompson Junior High Enhanced Academic Program and the Social Department. Find us online at: http://anchor.fm/sjt or on Twitter @SJTPodcastECSD
23:50
July 05, 2021
S3 E5 SJT Immigration Project: Philippines & Mexico
Today we hear interviews from two Grade 9 SJT students: Melyssa from the Philippines and Rubi from Mexico. We will learn about how useful it is to have a chicken as a good friend, how life changes once you come to Canada, and if you listen closely to the end, you’ll hear one of the hosts refer to the show as a “Frog-cast”. Enjoy these stories! Please rate us and leave a review wherever you get your podcasts. The SJT Immigration Project is a production of the Sir John Thompson Junior High Enhanced Academic Program and the Social Department. Find us online at: http://anchor.fm/sjt or on Twitter @SJTPodcastECSD
13:50
July 02, 2021
S3 E4 SJT Immigration Project: Philippines & Vietnam
Today we hear interviews from Grahm's mother from the Philippines, and an interview from Patrick with one of our own Grade 9 students Tommy.  Enjoy these stories! Please rate us and leave a review wherever you get your podcasts. The SJT Immigration Project is a production of the Sir John Thompson Junior High Enhanced Academic Program and the Social Department. Find us online at: http://anchor.fm/sjt or on Twitter @SJTPodcastECSD
13:57
June 28, 2021
S3 E3 SJT Immigration Project: Zimbabwe & Italy/Bermuda
Sometimes the path to Canada isn't straight--there are detours and times spent in other places before entering Canada. Today's episode features an interview from Cai's grandma from Zimbabwe and one from Austyn's grandfather who came from Italy, but his immigration mostly happened from Bermuda. We haven't heard any stories yet from Zimbabwe or Bermuda, so it will be interesting to hear the new perspectives.  Enjoy these stories! Please rate us and leave a review wherever you get your podcasts. The SJT Immigration Project is a production of the Sir John Thompson Junior High Enhanced Academic Program and the Social Department. Find us online at: http://anchor.fm/sjt or on Twitter @SJTPodcastECSD
13:24
June 25, 2021
S3 E2 SJT Immigration Project: Netherlands & Philippines
One thing stands out as common: while not everyone that came to Canada left a bad situation in their home country, most everyone agrees that living in Canada is great (and cold!). Today's episode features interviews from immigrants from the Philippines (a father of one of our students) and from the Netherlands (a student's grandmother).  Enjoy these stories!  Please rate us and leave a review wherever you get your podcasts.  The SJT Immigration Project is a production of the Sir John Thompson Junior High Enhanced Academic Program and the Social Department.  Find us online at: http://anchor.fm/sjt or on Twitter @SJTPodcastECSD
17:41
June 21, 2021
S3 E1 SJT Immigration Project: Mexico and Philippines
Welcomes to the start of Season 3 of the SJT Immigration Project! Our podcast is a series of interviews that Grade 9 students at Sir John Thompson Junior High conduct and record with Canadian immigrants. Our aim is to help show the many stories that make up the immigrant experience here in Edmonton, Alberta.  Today's interviews are with the father of one of our students and with an EAP student in Grade 9. We hope you enjoy! If you want to reach out to us, please follow us on Twitter @SJTPodcastECSD
13:33
June 16, 2021
S3 Trailer: SJT Immigration Project
Hear a small preview of what's coming up in Season 3 of the Sir John Thompson Immigration Project! 
01:54
June 13, 2021
S2 E7 SJT Immigration Project: Namibia
This is the final episode of the SJT Immigration Project for this season. We welcome Ore as she interviews her mother from Namibia.  The aim of the podcast is to highlight stories of immigration to Canada, helping us to see and better understand the beautiful diversity we have here in Edmonton. We hope you enjoy it! Please spread the word about the podcast, and make sure to subscribe and rate us! SJT Immigration Podcast is a production of Sir John Thompson Junior High's Advanced Academic Program and the Social Department. Host, music, script, cover art, some editing, and interviews by SJT students. Other production by Mr. L. If you have any questions, please contact us at: joshua.luukkonen@ecsd.net. Thanks to all of our helpers to make this season so great, even in the middle of a pandemic. We look forward to another great series of interviews next year for Season 3! 
11:11
July 03, 2020
S2 E6 SJT Immigration Project: Portugal and Philippines
This week features two short interviews: one from an immigrant from Portugal, and one from an SJT student from the Philippines.  The aim of the podcast is to highlight stories of immigration to Canada, helping us to see and better understand the beautiful diversity we have here in Edmonton. We hope you enjoy it! SJT Immigration Podcast is a production of Sir John Thompson Junior High's Advanced Academic Program and the Social Department. Host, music, script, cover art, some editing, and interviews by SJT students. Other production by Mr. L. If you have any questions, please contact us at: joshua.luukkonen@ecsd.net.
06:10
June 30, 2020
S2 E5 SJT Immigration Project: Serbia
In this episode, we hear from an immigrant from Serbia. You may notice her talk about some of the systems that Canada has in place for new immigrants, and programs to help those that are coming here for work.  The aim of the podcast is to highlight stories of immigration to Canada, helping us to see and better understand the beautiful diversity we have here in Edmonton. We hope you enjoy it! SJT Immigration Podcast is a production of Sir John Thompson Junior High's Advanced Academic Program and the Social Department. Host, music, script, cover art, some editing, and interviews by SJT students. Other production work by Mr L. For more information, send an email to joshua.luukkonen@ecsd.net.
07:36
June 26, 2020
S2 E4 SJT Immigration Project: Lebanon
In this episode, we hear from an immigrant from Lebanon. Listen as he discusses his new life in Canada and how happy he is with his difficult decision to leave home. The aim of the podcast is to highlight stories of immigration to Canada, helping us to see and better understand the beautiful diversity we have here in Edmonton. We hope you enjoy it! SJT Immigration Podcast is a production of Sir John Thompson Junior High's Advanced Academic Program and the Social Department. Host, music, script, cover art, some editing, and interviews by SJT students. Other production work by Mr L. For more information, send an email to joshua.luukkonen@ecsd.net.
07:14
June 23, 2020
S2 E3 SJT Immigration Project: USA
This week features...me, Mr L! I was interviewed as part of the project as I became a new Canadian citizen in October 2019. A little strange being on the other side of the microphone, but it was fun to do. Hope you enjoy it!  The aim of the podcast is to highlight stories of immigration to Canada, helping us to see and better understand the beautiful diversity we have here in Edmonton. We hope you enjoy it! SJT Immigration Podcast is a production of Sir John Thompson Junior High's Advanced Academic Program and the Social Department. Host, music, script, cover art, some editing, and interviews by SJT students. Other production by Mr. L. If you have any questions, please contact us at: joshua.luukkonen@ecsd.net.
14:54
June 19, 2020
S2 E2 SJT Immigration Podcast: Chile
In this episode, we hear from an immigrant and former SJT student from Chile. She discusses how different life in here, and what some of the advantages are.  The aim of the podcast is to highlight stories of immigration to Canada, helping us to see and better understand the beautiful diversity we have here in Edmonton. We hope you enjoy it! SJT Immigration Podcast is a production of Sir John Thompson Junior High's Advanced Academic Program and the Social Department. Host, music, script, cover art, some editing, and interviews by SJT students. Other production work by Mr L. For more information, send an email to joshua.luukkonen@ecsd.net. 
06:06
June 15, 2020
S2 E1 SJT Immigration Podcast: Vietnam
In this episode, we hear an immigrant from Vietnam--her story and what she learned from her mother's journey.  The aim of the podcast is to highlight stories of immigration to Canada, helping us to see and better understand the beautiful diversity we have here in Edmonton. We hope you enjoy it! SJT Immigration Podcast is a production of Sir John Thompson Junior High's Advanced Academic Program and the Social Department. Host, music, script, cover art, some editing, and interviews by SJT students. Other production work by Mr L. For more information, send an email to joshua.luukkonen@ecsd.net.
05:13
June 05, 2020
S2 Trailer: SJT Immigration Podcast
Season 2 is almost here! Check out a small sample of some of the stories we will be hearing this coming season on the SJT Immigration Podcast.  Look for weekly episodes starting in early June.  A production of the Sir John Thompson Enhanced Academic Program and the Social Department, recorded and edited in Edmonton, Alberta. 
02:47
June 01, 2020
S1:E8 SJT Immigration Project
This is the final episode! Thank you so much for supporting our little podcast this summer. We are looking forward to bringing you more stories next season, so keep an eye out for us. There are two stories today to lead us out of our project this year. Please enjoy them! Don't forget to comment about us or rate us on your favorite podcast platforms. And share the word about this podcast with others! If you know someone who would like to share their immigration experience with us at the SJT Immigration Project, please send an email to josh.luukkonen@ecsd.net or find me on Twitter @MrLuukkonen. Thanks, and see you next season!
09:32
July 25, 2019
S1:E7 SJT Immigration Project
Today's immigration stories comes from the Philippines and from somewhere a little more close to home. We've only got one episode left in this season! 
12:37
July 20, 2019
S1:E6 SJT Immigration Project
Today's episode features an interview with a cousin of one of our students, who is a University student herself. This makes her perspective a little unique from the rest of the stories we've heard this season. Only two more episodes coming for this season! Don't forget to rate us on Apple Podcasts and subscribe through your favorite podcast platform!  See you soon!
11:27
July 10, 2019
S1:E5 SJT Immigration Project
Hello! Two interviews on this episode--one from India and one from the Ukraine. Great stories that help us to understand where we all come from. We hope you enjoy the episode! 
06:32
July 06, 2019
S1: E4 SJT Immigration Project
Today's story comes from an immigrant from Eritrea. From leaving her home country, becoming a refugee in Kenya, and then moving on to Canada, she tells us of some of the difficulties in making her way in this new land she calls home.  Happy Canada Day, everyone! 
12:13
July 02, 2019
S1:E3 SJT Immigration Project
Today we feature two interviews with immigrants from the Philippines, one that comes from the Philippines via Duabi. Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast, and it would be great if you left us a review on Apple Podcasts! See you next time!
08:58
June 27, 2019
S1:E2 SJT Immigration Project
Today's episode features an interview with an immigrant from Scotland, from SJT student Abby.  Also, we're available on most major podcast platforms! Please spread the word about the show, and don't forget to rate and even leave a review in Apple Podcasts!  SJT Immigration Project is a production of the SJT's Enhanced Academic Program and Social Department. Thank you for listening! 
10:41
June 21, 2019
S1:E1 Immigration Project
Episode 1 of Immigration Project from Sir John Thompson Junior High. Today's episode features two interviews with immigrants--one from Vietnam and one from the Philippines. Thank you for listening! Please spread the word about this podcast, and make sure to subscribe!
13:27
June 14, 2019
S1:Trailer SJT Immigration Project Trailer
Coming from Sir John Thompson Junior High: Immigration Project. A new podcast detailing stories and experiences from recent immigrants to Canada. Look for Episode 1 coming soon. 
02:12
June 11, 2019