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Scientists are human, too. So are therapists and doctors. Come join us as we tell human stories of both setbacks and successes and the kind of wisdom that only comes from failing the first time.

Accidental Intellectual Accidental Intellectual

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 30 Ratings

Scientists are human, too. So are therapists and doctors. Come join us as we tell human stories of both setbacks and successes and the kind of wisdom that only comes from failing the first time.

    15 - Dr. Hillary McBride: Producing Imperfect Work

    15 - Dr. Hillary McBride: Producing Imperfect Work

    Hillary McBride, Ph.D., RPsych, joins us to discuss her career trajectory, navigating boundaries, the importance of letting imperfect work be seen, reconnecting with curiosity, and so much more!


    Dr. Hillary McBride is a therapist, researcher, speaker and writer. She is best known as co-host of “The Liturgists” podcast and host of the CBC podcast “Other People’s Problems.” But that work has only been possible with years of clinical practice as a counselor and research as a psychologist, a base of expertise that includes work at the intersection of spirituality and mental health, trauma and trauma therapies, body image, eating disorders, perinatal mental health, and the menopausal transition. She has been recognized by the American Psychological Association, and the Canadian Psychological Association for her research addressing our relationships with our bodies across the life span, and her work in feminist psychology. Hillary currently teaches at the University of British Columbia and makes her home in Vancouver, British Columbia. 


    Follow Dr. Hillary McBride on Instagram and Twitter! To learn more about Hillary and her work visit her website, and be sure to check out the CBC podcast Other People’s Problems.


    This episode of Accidental Intellectual is produced by Holly Boyne, Manon Feasson, Lauren Goldberg, Bronwyn Lamond, Rachael Lyon, Harrison McNaughtan, Stephanie Morris, Lee Propp, and Ariana Simone. Our theme music is by Alexandra Willet and our branding by Maxwell McNaughtan.

    To learn more about the Accidental Intellectual podcast and get full show notes and a transcript of this episode, visit our website at www.accidentalintellectual.com. 

    • 50 min
    14 - Dr. Lisa Richardson: The Power of Awareness

    14 - Dr. Lisa Richardson: The Power of Awareness

    Lisa Richardson, MD, joins us to discuss her path into medicine, creating a better and more inclusive system of care, the importance of language, what is needed for good mentorship, and so much more!


    Dr. Lisa Richardson is a mixed blood Anishinaabe physician and clinician-educator. She practices General Internal Medicine at the University Health Network in Toronto. She is the Associate Dean, Inclusion & Diversity at the University of Toronto’s Temerty Faculty of Medicine. She is also the Strategic Lead in Indigenous Health for Women’s College Hospital where she founded the Centre for Wise Practices. Dr. Richardson is a strong advocate for Indigenous health equity and Indigenous health education at the local, national and international level.


    Follow Dr. Lisa Richardson on Twitter!


    This episode of Accidental Intellectual is produced by Holly Boyne, Manon Feasson, Lauren Goldberg, Bronwyn Lamond, Rachael Lyon, Harrison McNaughtan, Stephanie Morris, Lee Propp, and Ariana Simone. Our theme music is by Alexandra Willet and our branding by Maxwell McNaughtan.

    To learn more about the Accidental Intellectual podcast and get full show notes and a transcript of this episode, visit our website at www.accidentalintellectual.com. 

    • 51 min
    13 - Dr. Onye Nnorom: Follow your North Star

    13 - Dr. Onye Nnorom: Follow your North Star

    Onye Nnorom, MD, MPH, FRCPC,  joins us to discuss her many roles in promoting health and equity, the impacts of systemic racism on health and well-being, the wisdom and resilience in community, and so much more!


    Dr. Onye Nnorom is a Family Doctor and a Public Health & Preventive Medicine specialist. She is the Associate Program Director of the Public Health & Preventive Medicine Residency Program at the University of Toronto, and is the Black Health Theme Lead and Post-Graduate Medical Education for the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. Among many other roles, Dr. Nnorom is the President of the Black Physicians' Association of Ontario. Most recently she has taken the role as the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Lead, within the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. She is also the host of a podcast called Race, Health and Happiness where she interviews successful Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color, providing wisdom on how to stay well in a “racialized world”. Being of Nigerian and Trinidadian heritage, Dr. Nnorom is particularly interested in Black community health and wellness, and racism as a social determinant of health.


    Follow Onye on Twitter and Instagram! And check out her podcast Race, Health & Happiness!


    This episode of Accidental Intellectual is produced by Holly Boyne, Manon Feasson, Lauren Goldberg, Bronwyn Lamond, Rachael Lyon, Harrison McNaughtan, Stephanie Morris, Lee Propp, and Ariana Simone. Our theme music is by Alexandra Willet and our branding by Maxwell McNaughtan.

    To learn more about the Accidental Intellectual podcast and get full show notes and a transcript of this episode, visit our website at www.accidentalintellectual.com.

    • 57 min
    12 - Jonathon Zarb: Bridging Faith and Practice

    12 - Jonathon Zarb: Bridging Faith and Practice

    Jonathon Zarb, B.A., MPS, RP (qualifying), joins us to discuss what it means to be a spiritual health therapist, his journey to providing spiritual care in hospitals, the connection he has formed with his spirituality and sexuality, experiences caring for staff versus caring for patients, and so much more!


    Jonathon Zarb holds a bachelor’s degree in Sexual Diversity Studies, Sociology and Religion from the University of Toronto, and a Masters of Pastoral Studies (MPS) with a Certificate in Spiritual Care & Psychotherapy from Knox College, which is jointly offered through the Toronto School of Theology and the University of Toronto. He is also a qualifying registered psychotherapist. Since joining William Osler Health System in 2019, Jonathon has focused on providing one-on-one and group care to patients and families. He feels called to work from a client-focused framework and does so with compassion, care and empathy. Jonathon is passionate about the intersection of spirituality and identity in regards to overall health and wellness. He has a deep interest in staff spiritual health and wellness and has designed and implemented staff wellness programs, mindfulness sessions, and one-on-one support as a part of his daily work. 


    Follow Jonathon on Twitter! Learn more about the Healthcare Heroes have Heart initiative.


    This episode of Accidental Intellectual is produced by Holly Boyne, Manon Feasson, Lauren Goldberg, Bronwyn Lamond, Rachael Lyon, Harrison McNaughtan, Stephanie Morris, Lee Propp, and Ariana Simone. Our theme music is by Alexandra Willet and our branding by Maxwell McNaughtan.


    To learn more about the Accidental Intellectual podcast and get full show notes and a transcript of this episode, visit our website at www.accidentalintellectual.com. 

    • 44 min
    11 - Lina Elfaki: Piece of My Identity

    11 - Lina Elfaki: Piece of My Identity

    Lina Elfaki, MSc, joins us to discuss health advocacy and equity, the importance of recognizing intersectionality when looking at representation in STEM, finding balance as a medical student and so much more!


    Lina Elfaki is a second-year medical student at the University of Toronto (UofT). She completed her undergraduate degree in Physiology and Human Biology at UofT. For her Master of Science at the Institute of Medical Science, Lina worked with Dr. Howard Leong-Poi at St. Michael’s Hospital to study a novel gene therapy for aortic aneurysms. More recently, she has been passionate about equity-seeking cardiovascular research. Beyond academics, as an immigrant Black woman, she has been promoting gender and racial equity in healthcare and STEM education. She is the inaugural Vice President of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at UofT’s Medical Society pushing for systemic and cultural changes to curriculum, student wellness, and admissions. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Lina has been focusing on community-based health promotion to support her Black community in Toronto. In her free time, Lina loves to dance and walk by the lake, even at freezing cold temperatures. 


    Follow Lina on Twitter! Learn about Step into STEM and the Toronto Political Advocacy Committee (TPAC) online.


    This episode of Accidental Intellectual is produced by Holly Boyne, Manon Feasson, Lauren Goldberg, Bronwyn Lamond, Rachael Lyon, Harrison McNaughtan, Stephanie Morris, Lee Propp, and Ariana Simone. Our theme music is by Alexandra Willet and our branding by Maxwell McNaughtan.

    To learn more about the Accidental Intellectual podcast and get full show notes and a transcript of this episode, visit our website at www.accidentalintellectual.com.

    • 44 min
    10 - Asante Haughton: Surrounded by Stories

    10 - Asante Haughton: Surrounded by Stories

    Speaker and Mental Health Advocate, Asante Haughton, joins us to discuss his advocacy work in the areas of mental health and crisis response reform, storytelling through music, doing what works for you and so much more!


    Asante Haughton is a mental health advocate devoted to changing the world. He is focused on amplifying the stories of everyday people to illuminate gaps in the system while working to build bridges between community members and policy makers in order to find solutions to challenges together. Asante is the co-founder of the Reach Out Response Network, an organization advocating for non-police led mobile crisis emergency response. Asante is also a 2x TEDx speaker and a CAMH Difference Maker, awarded with the distinction of being one of the top 150 mental health influencers in Canada. When Asante is not speaking and advocating he is designing, managing and facilitating peer support training programs at Stella's Place, a youth mental health service agency in Toronto and hosting the web show, Cypher, which turns peer support stories into original songs by Juno nominated musicians. Young at heart, silly, self-deprecating and able to find a sports analogy for virtually anything, Asante tries not to take himself too seriously despite being engaged in the serious work of change-making!


    Follow Asante on Twitter! Learn more about the Reach Out Response Network and Cypher online.


    This episode of Accidental Intellectual is produced by Holly Boyne, Manon Feasson, Lauren Goldberg, Bronwyn Lamond, Rachael Lyon, Harrison McNaughtan, Stephanie Morris, Lee Propp, and Ariana Simone. Our theme music is by Alexandra Willet and our branding by Maxwell McNaughtan.

    To learn more about the Accidental Intellectual podcast and get full show notes and a transcript of this episode, visit our website at www.accidentalintellectual.com.

    • 57 min

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30 Ratings

30 Ratings

AcademicMom37 ,

Awesome work

I love the mission and motive of this podcast. This is an incredible team of young people working to humanize health care providers and scientists. Worth a listen - looking forward to more episodes!

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