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Episode 10 - The Fight for Women's Rights in Canada - Prof. Brookfield - Part 1 Posted: July 23, 2020 - 29 minutes - 41.8 Mb -
In this new 4-part series, Professor Tarah Brookfield at Wilfred Laurier University joins Changemakers to talk about the history of the suffragist movement in Canada, and the leading men and women who made a difference in this field. This episode focuses on the first women who made the break act of casting their ballots, among interesting stories behind the issue of women's rights and how it affected every aspect of a woman's life in 19th century Canada.
Episode 9 - "Professor Improv" With Bernie Roehl - Part 2 Posted: July 18, 2020 - 29 minutes - 41.8 Mb -
Bernie talks with us about creating magic on and off stage with his experience of over 30 years in teaching people from all walks of life how to be free from their self-criticisms and let their inner actor or actress come out. It turns out that improv doesn't only help us with our confidence, it can help familial relationships, romantic ones, and even when we're at work toiling through a tough day. Bernie co-founded Theatre on the Edge in Waterloo, Ontario, to teach people how to feel strong, and to believe in themselves and their capabilities.
Episode 8 - Fly Me to the Moon - Virtual Reality with Bernie Roehl - Part 1 Posted: March 13, 2020 - 29 minutes - 41.8 Mb -
Bernie Roehl joins Changemakers Without Borders to talk about the possibilities VR holds in store for us, and what he's developing in the field while teaching at the University of Waterloo, Ontario. Roehl has designed one of the first curriculums on virtual reality for community college programs in Canada, and authored several books, among them, “Playing God: Creating Virtual Worlds”. His VR packages are used by VR enthusiasts until today.
In Part 2, we talk about Theatre on the Edge, one of the first improv theatre institutions in South-Western Ontario, which Roehl co-founded in 1981, and what improv can do to improve our lives and strengthen our spirit.
Episode 7 - The Unconditional Japanese Surrender – WWII Posted: January 8, 2020 - 29 minutes - 41.9 Mb -
There are those who have never tasted war. There are those who have tasted so much of it that they wake up at night on their knees crying. And then there are those who say that the atomic bombs didn’t exist. We will explore the lives of a couple changemakers on both sides, and also dive into the real-life experiences of both the Americans and the Japanese who, on opposing sides, suffered tremendously, and serve as a reminder that we will never want to have another world war again.
Episode 6 - Mutual Help to the Challenged & The Community -- Current Changemaker -- P.A.C.E Posted: March 18, 2019 - 29 minutes - 41.8 Mb -
In this episode with co-founder of Penticton and Area Cooperative Enterprise, James Cunningham, we get to hear in the inside story of what it's working with the mentally challenged, homeless or disabled, and how training them to work can not only make a difference in their own lives, but bring leadership to the whole community around them.
Episode 5 - Rosalind Franklin - Viruses, Genetics & Love - Part II Posted: February 24, 2019 - 29 minutes - 41.9 Mb -
Rosalind Franklin comes back for Part II of the Hidden History of the DNA Discovery, where we talk about the branches of science the DNA discovery has started and influenced, the history and importance of the TMV discovery and its effect on our economy, as well as a glimpse into the life of a lonely scientist.
Episode 4 - The Hidden History of the DNA Discovery - Part I Posted: November 11, 2018 - 29 minutes - 39.4 Mb -
You'll hear about a key person who was behind the discovery of the DNA molecule, who is rarely mentioned in public literature on the topic. If she is mentioned, it is usually just in passing, or a sneer. Rosalind Franklin was a changemaker in three different fields in science. She did much more than the photo she’s famous for creating--Photo 51. Because of her, Watson and Crick were able to get to the answer. Linus Pauling, their competitor in America, did not get to it in time. He didn’t have Rosalind Franklin to give the missing link.
Episode 3 - Interview with Elad Milman - Co-Founder of The Reconnecting Project Posted: October 28, 2018 - 29 minutes - 41.9 Mb -
Elad Milman is a changemaker in our own communities, with the over-use of tech and tech addiction scene. He is gives educational lectures and workshops about how to strike the balance with using tech devices and being tech-free when we're interacting face to face with people around us. Milman talks about the latest trends in the field and what we can do about them.
Episode 2 - Mark Twain - The Literature Giant Posted: July 11, 2018 - 29 minutes - 46.8 Mb -
Mark Twain was not only the "Father of Literature". In real life, he was also a father to children. He was a family man that cared. We explore some of Twain's personal quirks, his dip into the paranormal universe, his friendship with the late War Hero and former President Ulysses S. Grant--and how he helped Grant's family out of debt. I also talk about Twain's relationship to his little-known younger brother.
Episode 1 - The Modernization of Nursing & a War Posted: April 25, 2018 - 29 minutes - 43.2 Mb -
An upper-class British woman travelling to Turkey to help in the Crimean War in 1853; the revolution in nursing that occurred, as well as the politics, the strife, and the personal life of one of Crimean War's greatest icons, Florence Nightingale.