Conversations - in the Arts & Humanities introduces you to the people and passions of the Faculty of Arts & Humanities at Vancouver Island University, and shares stories about events and projects happening on campus.
A Conversation with Joy Gugeler & Stephanie Johnson
In the show, Stephanie, Joy and Theo discuss teaching and storytelling in their classrooms, specifically developing approaches which respect Indigenous and settler ways of knowing. Authentic and deliberate attention to a truly hybrid and integrated approach requires decolonizing classroom structure and taking up a participatory approach that is fair and balanced. Ideal partnerships integrate both knowledge systems, and employ two-eyed seeing.
Included in the show are a performance by Lawrence Mitchell from Snaw'Naw'As First Nation, and an excerpt from We Are All Treaty People featuring Harold Johnson.
A Conversation with Kelly Black
In the show, Kelly and Theo discuss the social, ethical and practical challenges with creating and maintaining archives—specifically the concept of settler colonialism—and look at changes in VIU's history department over the last 30 years.
Included is an excerpt from Johannes Brahms' Cello Sonata No. 1. which was composed in 1862.
A Conversation with Yoichi Mukai
In the show, Yoichi and Theo discuss the differences between written and spoken language, the path from car mechanic to linguist, plus sushi and Godzilla!
A Conversation with Sarah Crover
In the show, Sarah and Theo discuss historical Frost Fairs which took place on a frozen River Thames, and reflect on human ingenuity in times of challenge. This episode includes a short excerpt from Series 10 of Doctor Who.
A Conversation with Whitney Wood
In the show, Whitney and Theo discuss pregnancy, childbirth, pain, and the Canadian health care system. Whitney teaches in the History department, and will bring historical and cultural perspectives to the conversation.
A Conversation with Terri Doughty
In the show, Terri and Theo talk about the relationship between humans... and plants. Terri has been researching the work of Swedish artist Elsa Beskow. Beskow creates children's books about human children interacting with plants in friendly and respectful ways.