higher education

Episode 140 – Pharmacare and white supremacy news roundup

In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about the NDP private member bill on pharmacare, and what it would take to build a pharmacare system in Canada. They also talk about the revelations in Celina Caesar-Chevannes’ new book and the Fifth Estate episode Black on Campus.

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Episode 138 – dignity in life versus dignity in death

In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about ableism in Canada’s medical and political establishment — illustrated both through Canada’s COVID-19 death toll and through Bill C7, Medical Assistance in Dying legislation.

 

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Episode 129 – Sandy and Nora Live at the Vancouver Podcast Festival

In this episode, Sandy and Nora cover a lot of ground: from media to unions, from COVID-19 to how Sandy and Nora come up with show topics to how their relationship has changed over the years (including: do they ever fight?!)

This episode was recorded as part of the Vancouver Podcast Festival.

Episode 97 – Education in the time of coronavirus

In this episode, Sandy and Nora argue that the pandemic has exposed how higher education’s obsession with money has damaged its capacity to work in the public interest. Education under coronavirus: what should it look like?

Episode 58 – the end of public higher education in Ontario

Last week, Doug Ford released his new budget. In it, his government committed to changing how universities and colleges are funded, by referring to “performance outcome” … two words that when placed beside one another, become so meaningless that it’s almost funny to read in a budget.

Sandy and Nora are sounding the alarm — this is literally the end of higher education as we know it, and they explain why.