Bridging the Gap ft. Dr. Rahat Zaidi and Nina Sudra

By Stephen G Hurley

Host Stephen Hurley scans the education ecosystem, looking for the people and ideas that are starting to change the way we think about teaching, learning, schools and communities

Bridging the Gap is a documentary film project currently being produced to provide a window into the stories, experiences and challenges of displaced and refugee newcomers to Canada.

Joining me today to talk about the initiative are project lead Dr. Rahat Zaidi and filmmaker, Nina Sudra.

Dr. Rahat Zaidi, is Professor and Chair of Languages and Literacy at the Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary.

Nina Sudra is an Indo-Canadian filmmaker who for the past 25 years has been. creating dialogue about social issues revolving around the multicultural experience.

For more about the project and your chance to contribute to its success visit:

https://crowdfunding.ucalgary.ca/o/university-of-calgary/i/ucrowdfund/s/bridging-the-gap

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Stephen G. Hurley
Chief Catalyst, voicEd Radio Canada
Dr. Marc Spooner
Professor, Faculty of Education
University of Regina

Stephen Hurley has spent nearly 40 years as an educator. He has experience as a classroom teacher, a curriculum consultant, a teacher educator and a policy observer.

He has a strong relationship with the EdCan Network (formerly the Canadian Education Association), an organization that inspired the launch and evolution of voicEd Radio Canada.

Hurley believes that stronger connections between education research, practice and policy are essential to the type of change that will be necessary in Canada's public education systems moving forward.