18 episodes

What steps do we need to take to make forestry and natural resource conservation more equitable?

Join Dr. Estefanía Milla-Moreno, alumni from the Faculty of Forestry (UBC), as we explore stories of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) in nature.

This podcast is an initiative led by the UBC Faculty of Forestry’s Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) group to share new voices and promote the profiles of diverse scholars within the Faculty.

Background music by Guillermo Milla Figueroa (1st series) and Israel Toto Berriel (2nd series), Yoro Noukoussi (3rd series).

Tuning into the Forest UBC Forestry JEDI (Justice + EDI) Team

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What steps do we need to take to make forestry and natural resource conservation more equitable?

Join Dr. Estefanía Milla-Moreno, alumni from the Faculty of Forestry (UBC), as we explore stories of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) in nature.

This podcast is an initiative led by the UBC Faculty of Forestry’s Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) group to share new voices and promote the profiles of diverse scholars within the Faculty.

Background music by Guillermo Milla Figueroa (1st series) and Israel Toto Berriel (2nd series), Yoro Noukoussi (3rd series).

    S4:E4 Krystal M. Toney: Access to Academia and Nature as a Black scholar

    S4:E4 Krystal M. Toney: Access to Academia and Nature as a Black scholar

    Krystal research is framed in environmental science at the University of North Texas. Her graduate work focuses on the disparities in access to conservation education and nature amongst Black and low socioeconomic students in Texas. Krystal is also a social media influencer, and through her website and social accounts at ‘Black In Nature’, she shares her knowledge, creativity and love for nature while encouraging other Black/POC to get in contact with nature. She is a parent in Academia.

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    Intro & outro music by ⁠Yoro Noukoussi⁠ 

    Additional music & scoring by Ren Bangert  from ⁠Cited Media⁠ 

    Additional forest sounds from the ⁠Sounds of the Forest soundmap, presented by the Timber Festival⁠. 

    • 34 min
    S4:E3 Dr. Ingrid Jarvis: Community engagement and the importance of accessing greenspaces for our health

    S4:E3 Dr. Ingrid Jarvis: Community engagement and the importance of accessing greenspaces for our health

    Dr. Ingrid Jarvis’ research interests include urban ecology, ecosystem services, and human health and well-being. We talked about her last paper on access to green spaces by children, and the impact on their mental health.Dr. Jarvis also was a Diversity Crew member, an horizontal grassroot organization co funded by grad students of the Faculty of Forestry (FoF) that promotes EDI and Justice events and partnerships along with increasing discussions and critiques to the Faculty in terms of their support to BIPOC members, parents, and other minorities.

    • 33 min
    S4:E2 Ambika Tenneti: People of Colour and access to Nature in urban areas

    S4:E2 Ambika Tenneti: People of Colour and access to Nature in urban areas

    Ambika is an environmental scientist by training with over 20 years of experience working with diverse communities in India and Canada. Her current research on immigrant engagement in Toronto’s urban forest braids various elements of human-ecology interactions and helps find solutions to benefit both. She is a parent in Academia.

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    Intro & outro music by ⁠Yoro Noukoussi⁠ 

    Additional music & scoring by Ren Bangert  from ⁠Cited Media⁠ 

    Additional forest sounds from the ⁠Sounds of the Forest soundmap, presented by the Timber Festival⁠. 

     

    • 35 min
    S4:E1 Rafael Candido Ribeiro: Experience of a dad in Academia researching about plant genetics

    S4:E1 Rafael Candido Ribeiro: Experience of a dad in Academia researching about plant genetics

    Rafael research expands from the morphological and genetic diversity of a Brazilian palm species at risk of extinction to using landscape genomics to identify genes involved in Douglas-fir climate adaptation. His research will help understand the patterns of adaptation of Douglas-fir across its broad geographic range and in selectively bred populations. He is a parent in Academia.



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    Intro & outro music by ⁠⁠Yoro Noukoussi⁠⁠ 

    Additional music & scoring by Ren Bangert  from ⁠⁠Cited Media⁠⁠ 

    Additional forest sounds from the ⁠⁠Sounds of the Forest soundmap, presented by the Timber Festival⁠⁠. 

    • 34 min
    S3:E3 Dr. Ngaio Hotte: Economics and trust - plus some tips on hiking with your pet

    S3:E3 Dr. Ngaio Hotte: Economics and trust - plus some tips on hiking with your pet

    Dr. Hotte is an Economist & outdoor lover. She holds a PhD in trust & collaborative natural resource governance, with a large experience on teaching, research, facilitation and consulting in the private, non-profit and higher education sectors.



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    Intro & outro music by ⁠Yoro Noukoussi⁠ 

    Additional music & scoring by Ren Bangert  from ⁠Cited Media⁠ 

    Additional forest sounds from the ⁠Sounds of the Forest soundmap, presented by the Timber Festival⁠. 

    • 33 min
    S3:E2 Dr. Jessica Hernández: Environmental justice through Indigenous science and advocacy

    S3:E2 Dr. Jessica Hernández: Environmental justice through Indigenous science and advocacy

    Dr. Jessica Hernandez is a transnational Indigenous scholar, scientist, and community advocate based in the Pacific Northwest. She has an interdisciplinary academic background ranging from marine sciences to environmental physics. She advocates for climate, energy, and environmental justice through her scientific and community work and strongly believes that Indigenous sciences can heal our Indigenous lands. Author of Fresh Banana Leaves: Healing Indigenous Landscapes through Indigenous Science (2022).

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    Intro & outro music by ⁠Yoro Noukoussi⁠ 

    Additional music & scoring by Ren Bangert  from ⁠Cited Media⁠ 

    Additional forest sounds from the ⁠Sounds of the Forest soundmap, presented by the Timber Festival⁠. 

    • 33 min

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