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Postal Code Chronicles is a podcast series set out to celebrate Canadians and explore the different stories in our country. This podcast series is a collaborative effort of undergraduate students from across Canada. We are mainly based in Edmonton and Toronto. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/postal-code-chronicles/support

Postal Code Chronicles Matthew Fok

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Postal Code Chronicles is a podcast series set out to celebrate Canadians and explore the different stories in our country. This podcast series is a collaborative effort of undergraduate students from across Canada. We are mainly based in Edmonton and Toronto. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/postal-code-chronicles/support

    #13: “Your experiences are valid" with Pearl Low

    #13: “Your experiences are valid" with Pearl Low

    Pearl Low is an Afro-Asian Story Artist based in Vancouver, BC where she practices Animation as a Story Artist. In this episode we talk with Pearl Low about her experiences as an illustrative artist in Vancouver, her self-published and autobiographical comic, “TENSION”, and we also play some games!

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    • 38 min
    #12: How to start your own agency with Miracle Kerr of Miracle Management

    #12: How to start your own agency with Miracle Kerr of Miracle Management

    Miracle Kerr is the Founder and Agency Director of Miracle Management. Miracle Management is a personalized brand management agency focusing on the development and management of Toronto’s diverse models, actors, and artists.

    Miracle utilizes her time to work closely with our diverse roster to build brands that transcend the title of model, actor, or artist. Focusing her time on entrepreneurial endeavours, networking at Toronto’s exclusive events, expanding the roster, and developing or collaborating on projects to exercise her creative muscle.

    In this episode we talk about what exactly her brand management agency does, how studios can bring properly representation of minorities into entertainment, and her next steps in giving back to the community.

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    • 38 min
    #11: Not Your Typical City Councillor, Kristyn Wong-Tam

    #11: Not Your Typical City Councillor, Kristyn Wong-Tam

    Kristyn Wong-Tam is the Toronto City Councillor of Ward 13 — Toronto Centre. She is a human rights activist, entrepreneur, and the co-founder of Asian Canadians for Equal Marriage which helped successfully advocate for the legalization of same sex marriage in Canada in 2005. She works with 7 Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) and 7 Committee and Boards throughout the City. In this episode we talk about her road to City Hall from a homeless youth to City Councillor. 


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    • 44 min
    #10: Indigenous Activism through Pop Art with Chippewar

    #10: Indigenous Activism through Pop Art with Chippewar

    Jay Soule is a multidisciplinary artist also known as “Chippewar”. Jay is one of the most underrated artists. His work is truly inspiring and thought-provoking. Quoting from one article (Skindigenous): “Jays internationally recognized work expresses much of the angst of today’s indigenous population in Canada.” In this episode we discuss three pieces of his work and his journey to where he is today.


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    • 52 min
    #9: Matching your money with your values through impact investing with Adam Spence

    #9: Matching your money with your values through impact investing with Adam Spence

    Adam Spence the founder and director of the Social Venture Connexion (SVX) at MaRS. He is also the co-founder of both the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing and the School for Social Entrepreneurs Ontario. Before his time at MaRS, Adam was executive director of the Ontario Association of Food Banks and a community leader speaking out on issues related to education, poverty and social finance. In 2002, Adam was awarded the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal, and in 2012 he was named one of McMaster University’s 125 People of Impact.

    We talk about his journey from non-profit organizations into social finance and how he is creating an impact while maintaining a healthy return. 


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    • 42 min
    #8: Africadian History and "How to Not Be Bamboozled" with George Elliott Clarke

    #8: Africadian History and "How to Not Be Bamboozled" with George Elliott Clarke

    George Elliott Clark is one of the most prolific Canadian poets and playwrights. He is most known for his chronicles and exploration of the history of Black Canadian communities of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. As well he coined the term “Afracadia”. Among his many accomplishments, he was the 7th Canadian Parliamentary Poet Laureate, he was appointed the Governor General’s award for Poetry, the Order of Nova Scotia in 2006, and the Office of the Order of Canada in 2008. We talk about the Africadian history, the contradictory nature of the British North American Act and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and the erasure of African-Canadian history. 


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    • 34 min

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