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The Journey's Gift is a virtual space where we explore our place in the world, finding light along the way. ~~~~~~~ ~~~ Spearheaded by Brescia University College's Director of Campus Ministry, Catherinanne George, and International Program Coordinator, Lissette Ochoa, The Journey’s Gift podcast was developed collaboratively with Brescia student leaders to discuss critical issues happening in the world and to respond to the need for community—to reach out into it, sharing story, diversity and personal experience through the lens of wisdom, justice and compassion. Questions may be directed to Catherinanne George c.george@uwo.ca ~~~~~~~ ~~~ The views and opinions expressed in this podcast do not necessarily represent or reflect those of Brescia University College or members of the institution – unless explicitly stated. While the hosts and guests make every effort to ensure the information discussed and shared is accurate, any comments, suggestions, or correction of errors are welcome. Any views, thoughts and opinions shared are not intended to malign any religious group, ethnic group, company, organization or individual.

The Journey's Gift Podcast Catherinanne George, Lissette Ochoa, with Sarah Al-Sabbagh and Nadine Castonguay ~Album Art Rebecca Seaby, Lead Artist.

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The Journey's Gift is a virtual space where we explore our place in the world, finding light along the way. ~~~~~~~ ~~~ Spearheaded by Brescia University College's Director of Campus Ministry, Catherinanne George, and International Program Coordinator, Lissette Ochoa, The Journey’s Gift podcast was developed collaboratively with Brescia student leaders to discuss critical issues happening in the world and to respond to the need for community—to reach out into it, sharing story, diversity and personal experience through the lens of wisdom, justice and compassion. Questions may be directed to Catherinanne George c.george@uwo.ca ~~~~~~~ ~~~ The views and opinions expressed in this podcast do not necessarily represent or reflect those of Brescia University College or members of the institution – unless explicitly stated. While the hosts and guests make every effort to ensure the information discussed and shared is accurate, any comments, suggestions, or correction of errors are welcome. Any views, thoughts and opinions shared are not intended to malign any religious group, ethnic group, company, organization or individual.

    Season 1, Episode 6: Finding Voice Along the Journey with Dr. Yvonne Asare-Bediako

    Season 1, Episode 6: Finding Voice Along the Journey with Dr. Yvonne Asare-Bediako

    Journey with us as we explore our place in the world, unpacking current issues and gifts in discussion with Dr. Yvonne Asare-Bediako—Dr. Asare-Bediako's work across academic and community settings explores the power of voice along our journey, while highlighting health education and research in social inequality and mental health.      

    Dr. Asare-Bediako is a health educator and researcher with over 15 years of experience working across academic and community settings to translate research evidence into practice. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology, with expertise in social inequality and mental health.  A Black immigrant woman with a passion for system reform and social justice, Yvonne is intentional in her work with racialized women and has led several innovative projects that foster service equity and psychosocial wellbeing.  She currently manages a social entrepreneurship that is invested in providing culturally-grounded services to Black-identifying persons. Her utmost ambition is to project the voices of those who are usually absent at the decision table; a value she enjoys inculcating into her students while fulfilling one of her greatest passions - Teaching. Dr. Asare Bediako has not only been a leader in Women’s education, through her thought-provoking and insightful lectures she has also motivated her students to think critically and engage actively in society. 

    Original Music by iain asio. Lead Artist, Album Art, Rebecca Seaby.  Lead Artist, Logo, Xuanqiao ‘Flora’ Wang

    • 36 min
    Season 1 Episode 5: The Transformative Journey with Ursuline Sr. Noreen Allossery-Walsh

    Season 1 Episode 5: The Transformative Journey with Ursuline Sr. Noreen Allossery-Walsh

    Journey with us as we explore our place in the world, unpacking current issues and gifts in discussion with Ursuline Sister, Noreen Allossery-Walsh—Sr. Noreen's work with women's circles, refugees and newcomers, social justice and ecological spirituality explores the power of the transformative journey, highlighting Angela's Way.      

    Sr. Noreen has been an Ursuline Sister for 38 years and shares expertise with community and global advocacy, working with international educational immersion—including a mission placement in Peru.  She has enjoyed her work with youth, highschool, and university students.  Her work with refugees and newcomers—particularly forming women's circles—has been transformative.  She has a deep passion for Creation, for ecological spirituality and justice.    

    Original Music by iain asio. Lead Artist, Album Art, Rebecca Seaby.  Lead Artist, Logo, Xuanqiao ‘Flora’ Wang

    • 37 min
    Season 1 Episode 4: Journey to the UN with Dr. Peggy O’Neil

    Season 1 Episode 4: Journey to the UN with Dr. Peggy O’Neil

    Journey with us as we explore our place in the world, unpacking current issues and gifts in discussion with faculty guest Dr. Peggy O’Neil—Dr. O’Neil’s research, community and global advocacy with the fight for women’s land rights take us to the UN!    

    Dr. O’Neil is a member of both the Ontario and International Home Economics Associations, and teaches in housing, design, leadership, and management.  She has taught in communications and shares valuable experience from her time in corporate healthcare, public relations, and corporate communications.

    Original Music by iain asio. Lead Artist, Album Art, Rebecca Seaby.  Lead Artist, Logo, Xuanqiao ‘Flora’ Wang

    • 46 min
    Season 1 Episode 3: The Art of Expression with guest Savannah Hayes

    Season 1 Episode 3: The Art of Expression with guest Savannah Hayes

    Journey with us as we explore our place in the world, unpacking current issues and gifts, and discussing the art of expression with our first guest Savannah Hayes—Savannah’s research dives into art therapy, thinking styles, and improving mood!  Original Music by iain asio. Lead Artist, Album Art, Rebecca Seaby.  Lead Artist, Logo, Xuanqiao ‘Flora’ Wang

    Journey with us to the United Nations in our next episode with guest Dr. Peggy O’Neil.

    • 21 min
    Season 1 Episode 2: The Creative Quest

    Season 1 Episode 2: The Creative Quest

    The second episode of The Journey’s Gift Podcast: “The Creative Quest”


    Journey with us as we explore our place in the world, unpacking current issues and gifts, as we discuss the collaboration and creative process surrounding our originally composed music, artwork, logo, and design, and as we share the creativity and the meaning behind these.  Original Music by Iain. Lead Artist, Album Art, Rebecca Seaby.  Lead Artist, Logo, Xuanqiao ‘Flora’ Wang


    Stay tuned for a special guest in our next episode.

    • 36 min
    Season 1 Episode 1: The Journey Begins

    Season 1 Episode 1: The Journey Begins

    The Journey's Gift is a virtual space where we explore our place in the world, finding light along the way.   ~~~~~~~                                                                                                                          ~~~   Spearheaded by Brescia University College's Director of Campus Ministry, Catherinanne George, and International Program Coordinator, Lissette Ochoa, The Journey’s Gift podcast was developed collaboratively with Brescia student leaders to discuss critical issues happening in the world and to respond to the need for community—to reach out into it, sharing story, diversity and personal experience through the lens of wisdom, justice and compassion. Questions may be directed to Catherinanne George c.george@uwo.ca   ~~~~~~~                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ~~~   The views and opinions expressed in this podcast do not necessarily represent or reflect those of Brescia University College or members of the institution – unless explicitly stated. While the hosts and guests make every effort to ensure the information discussed and shared is accurate, any comments, suggestions, or correction of errors are welcome. Any views, thoughts and opinions shared are not intended to malign any religious group, ethnic group, company, organization or individual.

    • 29 min

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