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Science Borealis

Feb 28, 2019

Today's show looks at the idea of making cities.... intelligently. We look at the case of Batiment 7 a self-organized community-run space in Point St. Charles. We learn about the context that made it 1) needed and 2) possible. We learn about how the University is learning to work with and in the community with their...


Jan 31, 2019

Today’s show is something of a continuation of our last show on the Social economy. Today we tackle the topic of social entrepreneurship. We present a clear definition of the term and talk with Daniela Papi-Thornton, who presents a strong case for "mapping the system." 

Check the companion episode on the social...


Dec 3, 2018

For the next two shows we are going to explore the idea of “doing business differently.” Rather than consider particular one-off solutions to the climate change crisis, we’re going to be looking at how we organize can address systemic issues. Today’s show is going to focus on the notion of the social economy and...


Nov 1, 2018

The last show in our series on Indigenous Futures, we present an interview and public lecture with Dr. Sheryl Lightfoot - UBC Professor, is Anishinaabe, a citizen of the Lake Superior Band. She shares with us her ideas around the role of Global Indigenous politics in the initiation of a subtle revolution that may...


Sep 26, 2018

In this episode we continue the conversation we had in June and bring in some new voices as we discuss issues related to indigenous self-governance. The reason that we want to explore this this topic is the clear tie that indigenous rights has on issues related to resource extraction and preservation. Further we...