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Bringing experts and insights to the issues that shape our lives, because Words Have To Matter.

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Bringing experts and insights to the issues that shape our lives, because Words Have To Matter.

    CHASIcast 15: Dr. Amber Gazso on addiction and aid

    CHASIcast 15: Dr. Amber Gazso on addiction and aid

    This episode, the CHASIcast tackles the complexities of addiction and aid. Join host Dr. Martha Dow and her guest Dr. Amber Gazso, Professor of Sociology at UFV’s School of Culture, Media, and Society, as they discuss the challenge of balancing government assistance with substance use, and how lessons learned in research from Ontario could change the equation elsewhere – including here in B.C.
    The CHASIcast is available to stream on your favourite podcast services – including Spotify, Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Amazon Music/Audible, and more.
    A full transcript is available on our blog.

    • 26 min
    CHASIcast 14: CHASI Does Victoria

    CHASIcast 14: CHASI Does Victoria

    The CHASIcast takes a walk on the wild side! Join producer Emma Hones (substitute hosting for Dr. Martha Dow) and four of her esteemed colleagues and friends from CHASI’s Research and Knowledge Mobilization teams as they discuss the fun – and serious – sides of our recent trip to Victoria.
    The CHASIcast is available to stream on your favourite podcast services – including Spotify, Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Amazon Music/Audible, and more.
    A full transcript is available on our blog.

    • 26 min
    CHASIcast 13: Dr. Iris Lesser on post-partum bodies and activity

    CHASIcast 13: Dr. Iris Lesser on post-partum bodies and activity

    This episode, the CHASIcast examines the post-partum complications they don’t talk about. Join host Dr. Martha Dow, along with Dr. Iris Lesser, associate professor at UFV’s School of Kinesiology (and CHASI faculty associate), as they examine how pregnancy and physical activity interact, in a world that’s all about body image.
    The CHASIcast is available to stream on your favourite podcast service – Spotify, Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Google Podcasts, and Amazon Music/Audible.
    A full transcript is available at blogs.ufv.ca/chasi/chasicast-13.

    • 27 min
    CHASIcast 12: Chelsea Klassen on the academic folklore of Taylor Swift

    CHASIcast 12: Chelsea Klassen on the academic folklore of Taylor Swift

    The new year brings something sweeter than fiction, as the CHASIcast examines the surprisingly academic folklore hidden behind a pop culture juggernaut. Join host Dr. Martha Dow and CHASI’s lead researcher Chelsea Klassen as they tackle the sociological and psychological facets of Taylor Swift’s work, and how her fearless advocacy and engaging relationship with her fans are blanketing the music world in a lavender haze.
    Click here to read the Time magazine article discussed during the episode.
    The CHASIcast is available to stream on your favourite podcast service – Spotify, Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Google Podcasts, and Amazon Music/Audible. You can also listen to the latest episode below.

    • 35 min
    CHASIcast 11: Dr. Linda Pardy on the non-linear path of careers

    CHASIcast 11: Dr. Linda Pardy on the non-linear path of careers

    The newest episode of the CHASIcast tackles the challenges students and graduates face in turning their hard-earned credentials into a meaningful career in a brave new post-pandemic world. Join host Dr. Martha Dow, along with Dr. Linda Pardy, Associate Dean of Students at UFV’s College of Arts and part of CHASI's new research cluster, CALL, as they discuss the non-linear and unexpected paths students may encounter, and how the unknown element of AI may change the career calculus.
    The CHASIcast is available to stream on your favourite podcast service – Spotify, Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Google Podcasts, and Amazon Music/Audible. You can also listen to the latest episode below.

    • 24 min
    CHASIcast 10: Fatema D. Ahmadi on women's rights in Afghanistan

    CHASIcast 10: Fatema D. Ahmadi on women's rights in Afghanistan

    As part of CHASI's ongoing series on the current realities of life in Afghanistan under Taliban rule, we are honoured to welcome Fatema D. Ahmadi to the CHASIcast.
    Ahmadi is a Fellow and Adjunct Professor at American University, School of Public Affairs in Washington, DC, and is dedicated to advocating for human rights, particularly women’s rights, in Afghanistan. Through her work, Ahmadi aims to spotlight the difficulties faced by vulnerable groups, gather data on human rights abuses, and advocate for transformative change.
    In this episode, Ahmadi joins guest host and CHASI Lead Researcher Chelsea Klassen to discuss growing up and pursuing an education as a refugee, the restrictive laws Afghan women are subjected to, and people in Afghanistan and around the world are pushing back.
    Full transcript available at: blogs.ufv.ca/chasi/chasicast-10

    • 32 min

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