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UVic Bounce: Waving, Not Drowning

UVic Bounce: Waving, Not Drowning

By UVic Bounce
"The truth about stories is, that's all we are"--Thomas King. This podcast shares the stories of UVic faculty and alumni's experiences as students. These are stories of loss, transitions, academic pressures, mental health, and more. By hearing these stories, we hope you will feel less alone and more supported in your own journey through difficult times and experiences.

We acknowledge and respect the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory this podcast is recorded, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.




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Special Episode Part 2: David Clark on Building the Sanctuary Campus
Thank you to Izzy Almasi and Madison James for their wonderful work on this episode. This podcast is supported by a President's Strategic Framework Impact Fund grant and by the Faculties of Humanities, Social Sciences, Law, and Engineering and Computer Science. For more information about UVic Bounce or to leave a comment or question about this podcast, please email us: uvicbounce@uvic.ca  Follow us on Instagram @uvicbounce Cover Art: Madison James Music: Frazey Ford, "Azad," U Kin B the Sun frazeyford.com We acknowledge and respect the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory the University of Victoria stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.
47:37
September 23, 2022
Special Episode Part 1: Rebecca Gagan and David Clark on Finding a Path in the Shadow of Shame
Thank you to Izzy Almasi and Madison James for their wonderful work on this episode. This podcast is supported by a President's Strategic Framework Impact Fund grant and by the Faculties of Humanities, Social Sciences, Law, and Engineering and Computer Science. For more information about UVic Bounce or to leave a comment or question about this podcast, please email us: uvicbounce@uvic.ca  Follow us on Instagram @uvicbounce Cover Art: Madison James Music: Frazey Ford, "Azad," U Kin B the Sun frazeyford.com We acknowledge and respect the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory the University of Victoria stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.
49:26
September 16, 2022
Special Episode: Madison James on Embracing the Journey
Madison James is a recent graduate from UVic, having completed her Bachelor of Arts in English and Professional Communications. Madison joined team Bounce in Early 2022, where she has been working closely with Rebecca to bring Bounce to the next level. In the last years of her degree, Madison saw her studies as an opportunity to explore what her passion was and, in doing so, found a love for helping bring people's visions to life. At Bounce, she has honed in on her craft as the communications specialist, where she has designed our website, new branding, Instagram content, and more! Madison is excited to see where post-graduation takes her and hopes to continue her love of storytelling and creativity as she continues to build her career. Thank you to Izzy Almasi and Madison James for their wonderful work on this episode. This podcast is supported by a President's Strategic Framework Impact Fund grant and by the Faculties of Humanities, Social Sciences, Law, and Engineering and Computer Science. For more information about UVic Bounce or to leave a comment or question about this podcast, please email us: uvicbounce@uvic.ca  Follow us on Instagram @uvicbounce Cover Art: Madison James  Music: Frazey Ford, "Azad," U Kin B the Sun frazeyford.com We acknowledge and respect the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory the University of Victoria stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.
54:37
June 20, 2022
Conclusion: Rebecca Gagan on the Transformative Power of Sharing Our Stories
Thank you to Izzy Almasi, Adaezejeso Ezeaku, and Deborah Ogilvie for their wonderful work on this episode. This podcast would not be possible without them. This podcast is supported by a President's Strategic Framework Impact Fund grant and by the Faculties of Humanities, Social Sciences, Law, and Engineering and Computer Science. For more information about UVic Bounce or to leave a comment or question about this podcast, please email us: uvicbounce@uvic.ca  Follow us on Instagram @uvicbounce Cover Art: Chrystal Phan Insta: @chrystalphan_art www.chrystalphan.ca Music: Frazey Ford, "Azad," U Kin B the Sun frazeyford.com We acknowledge and respect the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory the University of Victoria stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.
26:33
October 08, 2021
Episode #30: UVic President Kevin Hall on Not Doing it Alone and Growing Through Connection
UVic President Kevin Hall is an innovative academic leader and civil engineer known for his strong commitment to sustainability, innovation, community engagement, and an unwavering belief in truth, respect and reconciliation, equitable access to education, and equity, diversity and inclusion. Throughout his career at three world-class institutions, Hall has served at many levels and functions—most recently as the vice-president and senior deputy vice-chancellor of global engagement and partnerships at the University of Newcastle in New South Wales, Australia. Hall has made a global impact as a civil engineer with a focus on water quality, environmental monitoring and water and health in marginalized communities. Thank you to Izzy Almasi, Adaezejeso Ezeaku, and Deborah Ogilvie for their wonderful work on this episode. This podcast would not be possible without them. For more information about UVic Bounce or to leave a comment or question about this podcast, please email us: uvicbounce@uvic.ca  Follow us on Instagram @uvicbounce   UVic Bounce is recorded on the unceded and unsurrendered territories of the WSÁNEĆ and Lekwungen peoples, whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day. Cover Art: Chrystal Phan Insta: @chrystalphan_art www.chrystalphan.ca Music: Frazey Ford, "Azad," U Kin B the Sun frazeyford.com We acknowledge and respect the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory the University of Victoria stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.
37:09
September 10, 2021
Episode #29: Andrew Murray on Learning "How to University"
Andrew Murray came to UVic in 1990 to do an MA. After beginning a PhD in 1992, he gradually morphed into a sessional instructor and then a continuing sessional. He taught his first class for the English Department in Fall 1995 and has been teaching ever since. In 2014, Andrew was hired as an Assistant Teaching Professor with his primary responsibilities being in the Division of Academic Writing, now the Academic and Technical Writing Program. Andrew's doctoral dissertation was on representations of reading in Chaucer, but his primary focus now is teaching, particularly ATWP 101, ATWP 135 and ENGL 146 and ENGL 200A. Andrew brings energy, enthusiasm, and kindness to every class he teaches. His interests include Chaucer, the pedagogy of teaching writing and literature, contemporary fiction in English, and the Arsenal Football Club. Thank you to Izzy Almasi, Adaezejeso Ezeaku, and Deborah Ogilvie for their wonderful work on this episode. This podcast would not be possible without them. For more information about UVic Bounce or to leave a comment or question about this podcast, please email us: uvicbounce@uvic.ca  Follow us on Instagram @uvicbounce   UVic Bounce is recorded on the unceded and unsurrendered territories of the WSÁNEĆ and Lekwungen peoples, whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day. Cover Art: Chrystal Phan Insta: @chrystalphan_art www.chrystalphan.ca Music: Frazey Ford, "Azad," U Kin B the Sun frazeyford.com We acknowledge and respect the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory the University of Victoria stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.
36:52
August 20, 2021
Episode #28: Dr. Victoria Wyatt on Seeing and Not Seeing Opportunities
Victoria Wyatt is an Associate Professor in the Department of Art History and Visual Studies at the University of Victoria. She teaches courses on responses of Indigenous artists to colonization in North America, and on visual studies and the impact of the Internet. She received the Faculty of Fine Arts Award in Teaching Excellence in 2017 and the Harry Hickman Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching and Educational Leadership in 2020. Thank you to Izzy Almasi, Adaezejeso Ezeaku, and Deborah Ogilvie for their wonderful work on this episode. This podcast would not be possible without them. For more information about UVic Bounce or to leave a comment or question about this podcast, please email us: uvicbounce@uvic.ca  Follow us on Instagram @uvicbounce   Cover Art: Chrystal Phan Insta: @chrystalphan_art www.chrystalphan.ca Music: Frazey Ford, "Azad," U Kin B the Sun frazeyford.com We acknowledge and respect the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory the University of Victoria stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.
55:16
August 13, 2021
Episode #27: Dr. Cynthia Spada on Mental Health, Hope, and Healing
Cynthia Spada is a sessional lecturer in the English and ATWP departments and also teaches literature and writing at Royal Roads University. She holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of The Floating World, a novel, and The Demimonde in Japanese Literature, an academic monograph, and she has published short pieces of creative writing in various genres. She is currently working on a historical novel based on her family's experiences in the Polish resistance and a collection of creative nonfiction essays that explore the intersection of environmental and medical humanities and the mysterious processes of healing. For the latter, she draws on her own history of mental illness and lupus.  Thank you to Izzy Almasi, Adaezejeso Ezeaku, and Deborah Ogilvie for their wonderful work on this episode. This podcast would not be possible without them. For more information about UVic Bounce or to leave a comment or question about this podcast, please email us: uvicbounce@uvic.ca  Follow us on Instagram @uvicbounce   Cover Art: Chrystal Phan Insta: @chrystalphan_art www.chrystalphan.ca Music: Frazey Ford, "Azad," U Kin B the Sun frazeyford.com We acknowledge and respect the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory the University of Victoria stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.
58:47
August 06, 2021
Episode #26: Adaezejeso Ezeaku on Learning That Your Grades Do Not Define Your Self-Worth
Adaezejeso Ezeaku is a recent graduate from UVic with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. She is currently the UVic Bounce Student Ambassador, a role that came to be after her experience with overt anti-black racism on campus. After this incident, she joined the UVic Reflection and Challenge Committee (RCC) to help create action-oriented plans to tackle issues of racism, inclusion, and diversity on campus. Her experiences with racism and her passion for healthcare and its systemic role in the broader community led her to a path in the legal profession. In the future, she hopes to obtain a legal education and pursue a career in medical and animal law where she can advocate and create policies that are fair, humane, and just. Thank you to Izzy Almasi, Adaezejeso Ezeaku, and Deborah Ogilvie for their wonderful work on this episode. This podcast would not be possible without them. For more information about UVic Bounce or to leave a comment or question about this podcast, please email us: uvicbounce@uvic.ca Follow us on Instagram @uvicbounce Cover Art: Chrystal Phan Insta: @chrystalphan_art www.chrystalphan.ca Music: Frazey Ford, "Azad," U Kin B the Sun frazeyford.com We acknowledge and respect the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory the University of Victoria stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.
01:12:34
July 30, 2021
Episode #25: Dr. Bill Bird on Managing the Challenges of Online Learning
Bill Bird has taught Computer Science (and occasionally Software Engineering) at UVic since 2015. He often teaches the introductory computer programming courses for Engineering students (CSC 111 and CSC 116), as well as higher-level courses in Algorithms and Systems. Like many instructors at UVic, he had never taught (or taken) an online course when 2020 began, but finished the year teaching hundreds of first year students over Zoom. Thank you to Izzy Almasi, Adaezejeso Ezeaku, and Deborah Ogilvie for their wonderful work on this episode. This podcast would not be possible without them. For more information about UVic Bounce or to leave a comment or question about this podcast, please email us: uvicbounce@uvic.ca Follow us on Instagram @uvicbounce Cover Art: Chrystal Phan Insta: @chrystalphan_art www.chrystalphan.ca Music: Frazey Ford, "Azad," U Kin B the Sun frazeyford.com We acknowledge and respect the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory the University of Victoria stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.
52:51
July 23, 2021
Episode #24: Deborah Ogilvie on Navigating Grief and Life's Plot Twists
Deborah Ogilvie earned a BA (2013) and MA (2021) in English from the University of Victoria, and an MA in Children’s Literature from Simmons University in Boston (2016.) To Deborah’s surprise, life didn’t pause during her studies, and instead threw some unexpected events her way. She spends most of her time these days having conversations about dinosaurs with her very favourite plot twist, who is about to turn six.  Thank you to Izzy Almasi, Adaezejeso Ezeaku, and Deborah Ogilvie for their wonderful work on this episode. This podcast would not be possible without them. For more information about UVic Bounce or to leave a comment or question about this podcast, please email us: uvicbounce@uvic.ca Follow us on Instagram @uvicbounce Cover Art: Chrystal Phan Insta: @chrystalphan_art www.chrystalphan.ca Music: Frazey Ford, "Azad," U Kin B the Sun frazeyford.com We acknowledge and respect the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory the University of Victoria stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.
01:16:43
July 16, 2021
Episode #23: Dr. Stephen Ross on Keeping Your Studies in Perspective and Finding What Makes You Happy
Dr. Stephen Ross is a Professor in the Department of English at the University of Victoria. Stephen has always been a bit obsessive and anxious, from his early days as a “gifted” student (translation: anxious and people-pleasing) to his on-again/off-again relationship with academia—about which he remains profoundly ambivalent to this day. That journey has taken him from Chilliwack, where he grew up, to Burnaby for his undergraduate studies, and Kingston, Ontario for his MA and PhD, before bringing him back to Victoria for his career. He considers himself to have won the lottery in this last step in particular. As a professor at UVic, he especially values building relationships with students, and sees the role of teaching literature as inevitably bound up with the project of acquiring and spreading wisdom. His motto and future epitaph is “how hard can it be?” Thank you to Izzy Almasi, Adaezejeso Ezeaku, and Deborah Ogilvie for their wonderful work on this episode. This podcast would not be possible without them. For more information about UVic Bounce or to leave a comment or question about this podcast, please email us: uvicbounce@uvic.ca Follow us on Instagram @uvicbounce Cover Art: Chrystal Phan Insta: @chrystalphan_art www.chrystalphan.ca Music: Frazey Ford, "Azad," U Kin B the Sun frazeyford.com We acknowledge and respect the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory the University of Victoria stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.
01:03:26
July 09, 2021
Episode #22: Izzy Almasi on Managing Anxiety and Coping with Academic Pressure
Izzy Almasi is a recent graduate from UVic, having completed a Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in Film Studies. Before becoming an Associate Producer and Audio Editor for UVic Bounce's "Waving, Not Drowning," Izzy worked on podcasts as an audio production volunteer and interviewer through the campus radio station CFUV. Through her co-op with Perpetual Motion Productions, she continued to hone her audio skills as an Associate Producer on the podcasts Skaana and Orca Bites. In the last two years of her undergrad, Izzy also wrote for the student blog MyUVic Life. Though her post-graduate plans are not yet set in stone, Izzy hopes to continue to pursue her passion for learning and education through law school or a Master's degree. She hopes to develop a career where she can combine her love of storytelling and creativity, with activism and social justice. Thank you to Izzy Almasi, Adaezejeso Ezeaku, and Deborah Ogilvie for their wonderful work on this episode. This podcast would not be possible without them. For more information about UVic Bounce or to leave a comment or question about this podcast, please email us: uvicbounce@uvic.ca Follow us on Instagram @uvicbounce Cover Art: Chrystal Phan Insta: @chrystalphan_art www.chrystalphan.ca Music: Frazey Ford, "Azad," U Kin B the Sun frazeyford.com We acknowledge and respect the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory the University of Victoria stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.
44:43
July 02, 2021
Episode #21: Dr. Corinne Bancroft on the Transition To University and Building a World You Want To Live In
Corinne Bancroft is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Victoria.  She earned her Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a dissertation titled "A Child's Call: Braiding Narratives in the Face of Racial Violence" which traces how American authors focus on child characters as instruments for narrating violence, and how these children's voices call adult characters and actual readers toward a heightened sense of social responsibility.  Her publications appear in Narrative, Style, and Cognitive Semiotics. Thank you to Izzy Almasi, Adaezejeso Ezeaku, and Deborah Ogilvie for their wonderful work on this episode. This podcast would not be possible without them. For more information about UVic Bounce or to leave a comment or question about this podcast, please email us: uvicbounce@uvic.ca Follow us on Instagram @uvicbounce  Cover Art: Chrystal Phan Insta: @chrystalphan_art www.chrystalphan.ca Music: Frazey Ford, "Azad," U Kin B the Sun frazeyford.com We acknowledge and respect the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory the University of Victoria stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.
48:20
June 25, 2021
Episode #20: Dr. Bruce Ravelli on Finding Your Voice and Elevating the Voices of Others
Dr. Bruce Ravelli is a Teaching Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Victoria. He is an award-winning teacher who loves teaching. He teaches many of the department’s Introduction to Sociology courses (his passion) as well as a fourth-year seminar course delivered using a community-engaged learning (CEL) model. The course requires students to leave the comfort of the classroom and work with local non-profit agencies to complete a project the agency would not otherwise be able to do. Bruce has published articles and book chapters on Canadian culture, cross-national value differences, students’ anonymous evaluation of teaching and student experiences in CEL. Bruce has edited several readers, online resources, and is co-author of several textbooks for Introductory Sociology. Bruce also developed and maintains a website promoting sociology. Thank you to Izzy Almasi, Adaezejeso Ezeaku, and Deborah Ogilvie for their wonderful work on this episode. This podcast would not be possible without them. For more information about UVic Bounce or to leave a comment or question about this podcast, please email us: uvicbounce@uvic.ca Follow us on Instagram @uvicbounce Cover Art: Chrystal Phan Insta: @chrystalphan_art www.chrystalphan.ca Music: Frazey Ford, "Azad," U Kin B the Sun frazeyford.com We acknowledge and respect the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory the University of Victoria stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.
50:40
June 18, 2021
Episode #19: Dr. Jane Butterfield on Treating Your Studies Like a Relationship
Dr. Jane Butterfield earned a BSc in Mathematics from the University of Puget sound in 2006, followed by an MS in the Teaching of Mathematics and a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Illinois in 2012. Her PhD research was in extremal graph theory, but she also enjoys topological graph theory, Ramsey games, and pursuit games on graphs. While a graduate student at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, she received three teaching awards, including the Campus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. She then spent two years as a visiting assistant professor, teaching talented high school students for the Math Center for Educational Programs at the University of Minnesota in addition to UMN courses. While there, she studied the effect of minor adjustments to timed entrance tests on gender diversity in the Center's program. Jane is now an Assistant Teaching Professor of Mathematics at the University of Victoria, and works with both the Math & Stats Department and the Division of Learning & Teaching Support & Innovation. In addition to teaching a variety of courses, including a lot of introductory calculus, she manages the Math & Stats Assistance Centre, which supports students across campus with their 1st- and 2nd-year mathematics and statistics. Thank you to Izzy Almasi, Adaezejeso Ezeaku, and Deborah Ogilvie for their wonderful work on this episode. This podcast would not be possible without them. For more information about UVic Bounce or to leave a comment or question about this podcast, please email us: uvicbounce@uvic.ca  Follow us on Instagram @uvicbounce Cover Art: Chrystal Phan Insta: @chrystalphan_art www.chrystalphan.ca Music: Frazey Ford, "Azad," U Kin B the Sun frazeyford.com We acknowledge and respect the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory the University of Victoria stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.
01:02:28
June 11, 2021
Episode #18: Dr. Sarah Hunt on Self-Care as a Daily Practice
Sarah Hunt / Tłaliłila’ogwa, a member of the Kwagu’ł (Kwakwaka’wakw) Nation from the northern part of Vancouver Island, grew up locally on the Songhees reserve in Lekwungen territories. Hunt completed her undergraduate degree at UVic, and PhD at Simon Fraser University, before moving on to serve as a professor at UBC for five years. She is a Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Political Ecology in UVic’s School of Environmental Studies, a prestigious professor position given to Canada’s best and brightest scholars. Sarah is passionate about nurturing community networks with shared orientations toward decolonization, justice and self-determination. Indigenous peoples have long advanced a deep interrelation between the governance of Indigenous lands and bodies, calling for approaches to justice that push beyond colonial framings to account for these interconnected scales of life. Building on her previous community-driven work on gender, law, and violence, Sarah’s current research focuses on fostering justice across the nested scales of lands/waters, homes and bodies via engagement of coastal peoples’ embodied knowledge and land-based cultural practice. Her writing has been published in numerous anthologies such asKeetsahnak: Our Missing and Murdered Indigenous Sisters, as well as scholarly journals including Atlantis andCultural Geographies, and in numerous research reports, podcasts and other media. In 2014, Sarah was awarded a Governor General’s Gold Medal for her doctoral dissertation and was the 2017 recipient of the Glenda Laws Award for Social Justice from the American Association of Geographers in recognition of her social justice contributions. Thank you to Izzy Almasi, Adaezejeso Ezeaku, and Deborah Ogilvie for their wonderful work on this episode. This podcast would not be possible without them. For more information about UVic Bounce or to leave a comment or question about this podcast, please email us: uvicbounce@uvic.ca Follow us on Instagram @uvicbounce Cover Art: Chrystal Phan Insta: @chrystalphan_art www.chrystalphan.ca Music: Frazey Ford, "Azad," U Kin B the Sun frazeyford.com We acknowledge and respect the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory the University of Victoria stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.
51:36
May 28, 2021
Episode #17: Dr. Louise Chim on Finding and Being a Mentor, Anti-Racist Education, and What a Professor "Looks" Like
Dr. Louise Chim is an Associate Teaching Professor in the Department of Psychology. She teaches introductory psychology, statistical methods in psychology, and cultural psychology. Broadly, she is interested in finding ways to facilitate student engagement and learning in large classes and how cultural contexts and emotions shape these processes. Louise was awarded the UVic Social Sciences Early Career Teaching Award in 2019. Currently, she is also a casual developmental psychologist continuously learning about how her own child makes sense of the world. Thank you to Izzy Almasi, Adaezejeso Ezeaku, and Deborah Ogilvie for their wonderful work on this episode. This podcast would not be possible without them. For more information about UVic Bounce or to leave a comment or question about this podcast, please email us: uvicbounce@uvic.ca Follow us on Instagram @uvicbounce Cover Art: Chrystal Phan Insta: @chrystalphan_art www.chrystalphan.ca Music: Frazey Ford, "Azad," U Kin B the Sun frazeyford.com We acknowledge and respect the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory the University of Victoria stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.
54:43
May 21, 2021
Episode #16: Dr. Cindy Holmes on Mental Health, Normative Social Messaging, and the Healing Labour of Community Activism
*CW: This episode engages with mental health discourse and references depression, anxiety, and suicide* Dr. Cindy Holmes is a queer, cisgender, white settler of English, Scottish and Irish ancestry who grew up in the traditional territories of the Anishinaabe, Attawandaron and Haudenosaunee people of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation in Guelph Ontario. She is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Victoria. Her interdisciplinary scholarship and pedagogy grows out of more than 25 years of community work and is informed by decolonial and anti-racist feminist, queer and trans theories, and the grassroots social justice movements from which these theories emerge. Thank you to Izzy Almasi, Adaezejeso Ezeaku, and Deborah Ogilvie for their wonderful work on this episode. This podcast would not be possible without them. For more information about UVic Bounce or to leave a comment or question about this podcast, please email us: uvicbounce@uvic.ca Follow us on Instagram @uvicbounce Cover Art: Chrystal Phan Insta: @chrystalphan_art www.chrystalphan.ca Music: Frazey Ford, "Azad," U Kin B the Sun frazeyford.com We acknowledge and respect the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory the University of Victoria stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.
53:28
May 14, 2021
Episode #15: Dr. James Rowe on Finding Strength in Mindfulness and Activism
James K. Rowe is an associate professor in the School of Environmental Studies. His interests lie with social movement strategy, which he approaches from the perspective of political economy and political ecology, and with a particular focus on the roots of injustice. He is especially con­cerned with the role of existential fears and resentments in the creation of injustice and the concomitant need for social movements to develop strategies capable of addressing these fears. He regularly teaches ES 200 (Introduction to Environmental Studies) and ES 407 (Mindfulness, Sustainability and Social Change). Since 2013, James has been working with UVic Faculty for Divestment to encourage the university to align their investments with their stated commitments to reconciliation and sustainability. Thank you to Izzy Almasi, Adaezejeso Ezeaku, and Deborah Ogilvie for their wonderful work on this episode. This podcast would not be possible without them. For more information about UVic Bounce or to leave a comment or question about this podcast, please email us: uvicbounce@uvic.ca Follow us on Instagram @uvicbounce Episode Links: Divest UVic @divestuvic W.S. Merwin, "Thanks" from Migration: New and Selected Poems. Copyright © 2005 by W.S. Merwin.  Reprinted by permission of The Wylie Agency, Inc.. Source: Migration: New and Selected Poems (Copper Canyon Press, 2005) https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/57937/thanks Cover Art: Chrystal Phan Insta: @chrystalphan_art www.chrystalphan.ca Music: Frazey Ford, "Azad," U Kin B the Sun frazeyford.com We acknowledge and respect the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory the University of Victoria stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.
56:59
May 07, 2021
Episode #14: Dr. Violeta Iosub on Being an International Student and Reframing Productivity
Dr. Violeta Iosub is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Victoria. Before coming to UVic in 2018,  she taught chemistry to science majors, non-science majors and engineers for six years at the University of Calgary. Violeta was born and raised in Romania and came to Canada in 2005 on a student visa. She obtained her doctorate in organic synthesis from the University of Calgary. After thirteen long and beautiful winters in Calgary, she moved to Victoria where the weather and the landscape make her smile constantly.  Thank you to Izzy Almasi, Adaezejeso Ezeaku, and Deborah Ogilvie for their wonderful work on this episode. This podcast would not be possible without them. For more information about UVic Bounce or to leave a comment or question about this podcast, please email us: uvicbounce@uvic.ca  Follow us on Instagram @uvicbounce Cover Art: Chrystal Phan Insta: @chrystalphan_art www.chrystalphan.ca Music: Frazey Ford, "Azad," U Kin B the Sun frazeyford.com We acknowledge and respect the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory the University of Victoria stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.
39:22
April 30, 2021
Episode #13: Dr. Ireh Iyioha on Learning to See Yourself
Dr. Ireh Iyioha is a Nigerian-Canadian writer of literary fiction, law professor at the University of Victoria, and the founder of the PEIF Fund Incorporated, a non-profit organization that offers a Service-Mentorship Exchange Program for young professionals invested in serving kids-in-need in Canada and selected African cities. Trained as an Attorney, her life's work focuses on social justice advocacy through teaching, research, service, and creative writing. Her creative works have appeared in several publications in North America, UK, Africa, and Europe, including in Transition Magazine, a publication of Harvard University at the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research. Among other nominations, she has been shortlisted for the UK’s BPA First Novel Award and most recently, was longlisted for the CBC’s Short Story Prize for her work, Take Me Home with You – a story that imagines the experiences of a child of multi-racial heritage in Canada's residential school system. Dr. Iyioha has received over fifty national and international academic and non-academic awards, fellowships and honours for her work, including the World Congress on Medical Law Award from the World Association for Medical Law, the 2016 Canadian Immigrant of Distinction Award – Under-35 category – for outstanding achievements in professional and service capacities, and a 2017 Canadian Association of Law Teachers Award for a scholarly paper that makes a substantial contribution to legal literature. She was named to the Top 40 under 40 List of 2018 by Avenue Magazine and named as one of 150 Most Accomplished Immigrant Women in Canada. An engaging speaker and mentor, Dr. Iyioha serves as a mentor within the academic and business communities. Thank you to Izzy Almasi, Adaezejeso Ezeaku, and Deborah Ogilvie for their wonderful work on this episode. This podcast would not be possible without them. For more information about UVic Bounce or to leave a comment or question about this podcast, please email us: uvicbounce@uvic.ca Follow us on Instagram @uvicbounce Cover Art: Chrystal Phan Insta: @chrystalphan_art www.chrystalphan.ca Music: Frazey Ford, "Azad," U Kin B the Sun frazeyford.com We acknowledge and respect the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory the University of Victoria stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.
49:46
April 23, 2021
Episode #12: Dr. Celina Berg on Taking a Step Back to Take a Step Forward
Dr. Celina Berg is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Victoria (UVic) and has been here since 2019.  Celina completed her education at UVic with her graduate research falling in the intersection of the principles of software engineering and complex software systems, with a focus on parallel computing.  Celina spent 4 years as a tenure track Instructor at the University of British Columbia (UBC) teaching a range of Computer Science courses and developing curriculum to support active-learning within lecture leveraging videos and programming tools.  During her time at UBC she was heavily involved with supporting student first-year experience acting as a Professor in Residence and participating and leading university orientations.  In Celina's current position at UVic she has begun to develop curriculum to support the active-learning lecture approach she used at UBC.  Celina is also looking forward to being on campus with students and introducing some programs to further support student first-year experience. Thank you to Izzy Almasi, Adaezejeso Ezeaku, and Deborah Ogilvie for their wonderful work on this episode. For more information about UVic Bounce or to leave a comment or question about this podcast, please email us: uvicbounce@uvic.ca Follow us on Instagram @uvicbounce Cover Art: Chrystal Phan Insta: @chrystalphan_art www.chrystalphan.ca Music: Frazey Ford, "Azad," U Kin B the Sun frazeyford.com We acknowledge and respect the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory the University of Victoria stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.
43:01
April 16, 2021
Episode #11: Dr. Chris Eagle on Managing Pressure and on Keeping Your Options Open
Dr Chris Eagle is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and is also one of the undergraduate academic advisors for mathematics and statistics.  He grew up in southwestern Ontario and received his PhD from the University of Toronto.  Chris frequently teaches MATH 110 and MATH 122, along with a variety of upper-level mathematics courses.  He was one of the recipients of the 2019-2020 Faculty of Science Award for Teaching Excellence. Thank you to Izzy Almasi, Adaezejeso Ezeaku, and Deborah Ogilvie for their wonderful work on this episode. For more information about UVic Bounce or to leave a comment or question about this podcast, please email us: uvicbounce@uvic.ca Follow us on Instagram @uvicbounce Cover Art: Chrystal Phan Insta: @chrystalphan_art www.chrystalphan.ca Music: Frazey Ford, "Azad," U Kin B the Sun frazeyford.com We acknowledge and respect the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory the University of Victoria stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.
40:34
April 09, 2021
Episode #10: Dr. Jeff Corntassel on Living According to the Pace of Nature (tõhi)
Dr. Jeff Corntassel is a writer, teacher and father from the Cherokee Nation. He is an Associate Professor in Indigenous Studies at the University of Victoria and Acting Director of the Centre for Indigenous Research and Community-Led Engagement (CIRCLE). His research and teaching interests focus on “Everyday Acts of Resurgence” and the intersections between Indigenous resurgence, climate change, gender, and community well-being. Jeff situates his work at the grassroots with many Indigenous led community-based programs and initiatives ranging from local food movement initiatives, land-based renewal projects to gendered colonial violence and protection of homelands. He is currently completing work for his forthcoming book on Sustainable Self-Determination, which examines Indigenous climate justice, food security, and gender-based resurgence. Thank you to Izzy Almasi, Adaezejeso Ezeaku, and Deborah Ogilvie for their wonderful work on this episode. For more information about UVic Bounce or to leave a comment or question about this podcast, please email us: uvicbounce@uvic.ca Follow us on Instagram @uvicbounce Cover Art: Chrystal Phan Insta: @chrystalphan_art www.chrystalphan.ca Music: Frazey Ford, "Azad," U Kin B the Sun frazeyford.com We acknowledge and respect the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory the University of Victoria stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.
48:55
April 02, 2021
Episode #9: Dr. Jessica Rourke on Making Decisions and Making Connections
Dr. Jessica Rourke is an Assistant Teaching Professor in Department of Psychology at the University of Victoria, BC. She is also an Online Teaching Faculty Member at Thompson River’s University, and a complex case manager at Restorative Justice Victoria (working with victims and offenders of crime). At UVic, Dr. Rourke teaches a number of classes, ranging from first year to fourth year, including Introduction to Psychology, Interpersonal Relationships, and Psychology and Law. Thank you to Izzy Almasi, Adaezejeso Ezeaku, and Deborah Ogilvie for their wonderful work on this episode. For more information about UVic Bounce or to leave a comment or question about this podcast, please email us: uvicbounce@uvic.ca Cover Art: Chrystal Phan Insta: @chrystalphan_art www.chrystalphan.ca Music: Frazey Ford, "Azad," U Kin B the Sun frazeyford.com We acknowledge and respect the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory the University of Victoria stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.
39:47
March 26, 2021
Episode #8: Brittany Halverson-Duncan on Financial Stress, Timelines, and Self-Compassion
Brittany Halverson-Duncan is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Math and Statistics at the University of Victoria. She teaches first and second-year Math and Stats courses and loves to engage in community outreach. She holds an MSc from UVic and is currently working on her second MSc in Statistics. Brittany is the recipient of a President's Extraordinary Service Award.  For more information about research on self-compassion, see Dr. Kristin Neff's website: https://self-compassion.org Thank you to Izzy Almasi, Adaezejeso Ezeaku, and Deborah Ogilvie for their wonderful work on this episode. For more information about UVic Bounce or to leave a comment or question about this podcast, please email us: uvicbounce@uvic.ca Cover Art: Chrystal Phan Insta: @chrystalphan_art www.chrystalphan.ca Music: Frazey Ford, "Azad," U Kin B the Sun frazeyford.com We acknowledge and respect the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory the University of Victoria stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.
35:52
March 19, 2021
Episode #7: Dr. Anthony Estey on Finding Balance
Dr. Anthony Estey completed his PhD in computer science at the University of Victoria in 2017. After spending three years as a lecturer at the University of British Columbia, he returned to UVic as an Assistant Teaching Professor (Limited Term) in late 2019. Anthony is interested in improving the learning experience for introductory programming courses. In the episode, Anthony discusses how challenging it is to maintain a healthy balance in life, especially during the pandemic. Thank you to Izzy Almasi, Adaezejeso Ezeaku, and Deborah Ogilvie for their wonderful work on this episode. For more information about UVic Bounce or to leave a comment or question about this podcast, please email us: uvicbounce@uvic.ca Cover Art: Chrystal Phan Insta: @chrystalphan_art www.chrystalphan.ca Music: Frazey Ford, "Azad," U Kin B the Sun frazeyford.com We acknowledge and respect the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory the University of Victoria stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.
43:34
March 12, 2021
Episode #6: Dr. Susan Breau on Stick-to-itiveness
Dr. Susan Breau is a Professor and the Dean of Law at the University of Victoria, BC. From 2014-2018, she was the Head of the School of Law at the University of Reading, UK and has a distinguished record of achievement as a researcher, teacher and administrator. Dr. Breau's scholarship engages with multiple forms of law and legal orders, particularly in the law of armed conflict, international humanitarian law, international human rights law and international disaster law. She completed her Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws and Masters of Arts degrees at Queen’s University. She practiced law in Kingston, Ontario, for almost 20 years before completing Master of Laws and Doctor of Philosophy degrees at the London School of Economics and Political Science.  Thank you to Izzy Almasi, Adaezejeso Ezeaku, and Deborah Ogilvie for their wonderful work on this episode. For more information about UVic Bounce or to leave a comment or question about this podcast, please email us: uvicbounce@uvic.ca Cover Art: Chrystal Phan Insta: @chrystalphan_art www.chrystalphan.ca Music: Frazey Ford, "Azad," U Kin B the Sun frazeyford.com We acknowledge and respect the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory the University of Victoria stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.
35:29
March 05, 2021
Episode #5: waaseyaa’sin Christine Sy on the Art of Starting Again
waaseyaa’sin Christine Sy is Ojibwe of mixed ancestry from Sault Ste Marie and Lac Seul First Nation in Northern Ontario. She is a mother to a teen bear and an aging cat, a poet, and Assistant Professor in Gender Studies at University of Victoria. She teaches and researches in the area of Indigenous gender studies. Thank you to Izzy Almasi, Adaezejeso Ezeaku, and Deborah Ogilvie for their wonderful work on this episode.  For more information about UVic Bounce or to leave a comment or question about this podcast, please email us: uvicbounce@uvic.ca Cover Art: Chrystal Phan Insta: @chrystalphan_art www.chrystalphan.ca Music: Frazey Ford, "Azad," U Kin B the Sun frazeyford.com We acknowledge and respect the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory the University of Victoria stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.
44:48
February 26, 2021
Episode #4: Kaveh Tagharobi on the Value of Asking Questions
Kaveh Tagharobi is an instructor in the Academic and Technical Writing Program and an EAL (English as an additional language) specialist at the Centre for Academic Communication at the University of Victoria. He started working at the CAC in 2013 (then called the Writing Centre) when he was still a graduate student in the English department. Since 2019, he has been teaching ENGR 110 in the ATWP program, which is a first-year design and communication course for engineering students.  Thank you to Izzy Almasi, Adaezejeso Ezeaku, and Deborah Ogilvie for their incredible work on this podcast. For more information about UVic Bounce or to leave a comment or question about this podcast, please email us: uvicbounce@uvic.ca Cover Art: Chrystal Phan Insta: @chrystalphan_art www.chrystalphan.ca Music: Frazey Ford, "Azad," U Kin B the Sun frazeyford.com We acknowledge and respect the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory the University of Victoria stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.
33:46
February 19, 2021
Episode #3: Dr. Peter Loock on Learning From Rejection
Dr. Peter Loock earned a PhD in Chemistry at UVic in 1996. He became a Professor and Head of the Department of Chemistry at Queen's University, and returned to UVic in 2020 as Dean of Science and Professor. In this episode, Dr. Loock discusses his experiences with rejection in academia, and what he's learned from it. Thank you to Izzy Almasi, Adaezejeso Ezeaku, and Deborah Ogilvie for their incredible work on this episode. For more information about UVic Bounce or to leave a comment or question about this podcast, please email us: uvicbounce@uvic.ca
27:35
February 12, 2021
Episode #2: Dr. Erin McGuire on Not Being Sure
Dr Erin McGuire is an archaeologist and Associate Teaching Professor in the Department of Anthropology. She's also a UVic alumna. Erin teaches ANTH 100 and a number of archaeology courses and is the Undergraduate Advisor for Anthropology. To get through the pandemic, she is taking walks, cuddling her cat, and talking to her counsellor. Thank you to Izzy Almasi, Adaezejeso Ezeaku, and Deborah Ogilvie for their incredible work on this podcast. Cover Art: Chrystal Phan Insta: @chrystalphan_art www.chrystalphan.ca Music: Frazey Ford, "Azad," U Kin B the Sun frazeyford.com We acknowledge and respect the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory the University of Victoria stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.
31:12
February 05, 2021
Introducing: Waving, Not Drowning with Rebecca Gagan
Thank you to Izzy Almasi, Adaezejeso Ezeaku, and Deborah Ogilvie for their incredible work on this podcast. UVic Bounce is profoundly grateful to Andrea Cranmer ('Na̱mnasolag̱a) of the Na̱mg̱is First Nation, Co-founder and Group Leader, Ts̓asała Cultural Group for granting me permission to share her words. https://www.tsasalaculturalgroup.ca www.cultureshocklife.com www.umista.ca For more information about UVic Bounce or to leave a comment or question about this podcast, please email us: uvicbounce@uvic.ca Cover Art: Chrystal Phan Insta: @chrystalphan_art www.chrystalphan.ca Music: Frazey Ford, "Azad," U Kin B the Sun frazeyford.com We acknowledge and respect the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory the University of Victoria stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.
33:56
January 22, 2021