Fookn Conversation
Talking about "Academicky" Stuff with Nicholas Ng-A-Fook
How are we talking about the “academicky” stuff that informs our lived experiences? In response to such questions, Dr. Nicholas Ng-A-Fook invites you to delve deeper into the lives and thinking of different public intellectuals, writers, artists, community activists, politicians, school administrators, and teachers.

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In Episode 40 Dr. Ng-A-Fook interviews Dr. Jennifer Tatebe, a senior lecturer at Auckland University’s Faculty of Education and Social Work. Dr. Jennifer Tatebe draws her different sociological and educational research expertise to share insights on…

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In Episode 39 Dr. Ng-A-Fook interviews Dr. Jennifer Markides an Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary. Dr. Jennifer Markides shares her insights as a Métis scholar in relation to the 2013 High River flood and during the current COVID-19…

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In Episode 38 Dr. Ng-A-Fook interviews Dr. Rob Helfenbein a Professor of Curriculum Studies in the Tift College of Education at Mercer University. Dr. Rob Helfenbein draws on research as a critical geographer and curriculum theorist to share his…

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In Episode 37 Dr. Ng-A-Fook interviews Dr. Celia Haig-Brown a documentary filmmaker and Professor at York University. Dr. Haig-Brown draws on decolonizing approaches to share her insights on what we might learn from, and with, different First Nations…

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In Episode 36 Dr. Ng-A-Fook interviews Dr. Patricia Liu Baergen an Assistant Professor at Thompson Rivers University. Dr. Patricia Liu Baergen draws on her research in the areas of educational philosophy, curriculum studies, and life history to share…

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In Episode 35 Dr. Ng-A-Fook interviews Carl E. James who holds the Jean Augustine Chair in Education and is the Senior Advisor on Equity and Representation in the Office of the Vice President of Equity, People and Culture at York University. Dr. Carl…

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In Episode 34 Dr. Ng-A-Fook interviews Dr. Paul Tarc is an Associate Professor at Western University. Dr. Paul Tarc draws on post-informed theories of representation, ethics, and cosmopolitan critical literacies to share his insights and feelings…

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In Episode 33 Dr. Ng-A-Fook interviews Dr. Taliaferro Baszile, an Associate Dean of Diversity and Student Experience and Professor of Curriculum & Cultural Studies in the Department of Educational Leadership at Miami University. Dr. Taliaferro…

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In Episode 31 Dr. Ng-A-Fook interviews Dr. Sean Carleton, an Assistant Professor in the Departments of History and Indigenous Studies at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Treaty 1 territory and the homeland of the Métis Nation. Dr….

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In Episode 31 Dr. Ng-A-Fook interviews Dr. Michael Cappello, an Associate Professor at the University of Regina. Dr. Cappello draws on educational core studies and anti-oppressive education to share his insights on people’s diverse lived experiences…

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Stephen Hurley
Chief Catalyst, voicEd Radio Canada

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.