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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 16, Dr. Ng-A-Fook interviews Dr. Boni Wozolek, an Assistant Professor of Education at Penn State University, Abington College. During their conversation, Dr. Wozolek shares her perspectives as a queer woman of colour in relation to the…

In this fifteenth episode, Dr. Ng-A-Fook interviews Dr. Keri Cheechoo, an Assistant Professor specializing in Indigenous Education at the University of Ottawa. During their conversation, Dr. Cheechoo shares her perspectives as an Iskwew, (Cree woman),…

In this fourteenth episode, Dr. Nicholas Ng-A-Fook interviews Dr. Adrian Downey, an Assistant Professor at Mount Saint Vincent University. During their conversation, Dr. Downey shares his speculations as a Mi’kmaw curriculum theorist and posthumanist…

In this thirteenth episode, Dr. Dwayne Donald interviews Dr. Nicholas Ng-A-Fook, a Professor of Curriculum Studies at the University of Ottawa. During their conversation, Dr. Ng-A-Fook shares his perspectives as a curriculum theorist in relation to…

In this twelfth episode, Dr. Ng-A-Fook interviews Dr. William F. Pinar, Tetsuo T. Aoki Professor at the University of British Columbia. During their conversation, Dr. Pinar shares his perspectives as a curriculum theorist and lived experiences in…

In this eleventh episode, Dr. Ng-A-Fook interviews Kiera (Kaia’tano:ron) Brant-Birioukov, a Haudenosaunee doctoral candidate studying at the University of British Columbia. During their conversation, Kiera shares her perspectives as an Onkwehón:we…

In this tenth episode, Dr. Ng-A-Fook interviews Dr. Irwin, former Associate Dean of Teacher Education at the University of British Columbia. During their conversation, Dr. Irwin shares her perspectives as an a/rtist, r/esearcher, t/eacher, and writer…

In this ninth episode, Dr. Ng-A-Fook interviews Dr. Timothy J. Stanley, former Interim Dean of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies @uOttawa. During their conversation, Dr. Stanley shares his perspectives as a historian about the…

In this eighth episode, Dr. Ng-A-Fook interviews Dr. Theodore Christou, Associate Dean at the Queen’s University. During their conversation, Dr. Christou shares his perspectives as a philosopher, historian, and humanist in relation to the 2020…

In this seventh episode, Dr. Ng-A-Fook interviews Dr. Jennifer Tupper, Dean at the University of Alberta Faculty Education on Treaty 6. During their conversation, Dr. Tupper shares her perspectives on responding as an educational leader to systemic…

In this sixth episode, Dr. Ng-A-Fook interviews Dr. Cathryn van Kessel, also known as @DrEvilAcademic in relation to her work at the University of Alberta. During their conversation, Dr. van Kessel shares her perspectives on terror management theory…

In this fifth episode, Dr. Ng-A-Fook interviews Dr. Aparna Mishra-Tarc, an Associate Professor at York University. During their conversation, Dr. Mishra-Tarc shares her perspectives on the pedagogical figures of the “teacher” and “child” in relation…

In this fourth episode, Dr. Nicholas Ng-A-Fook interviews Vidya Shah, an Assistant Professor at York University committed to equity and justice. During their conversation, Dr. Shah shares her perspectives on leadership and systemic inequities in…

In this third episode, Dr. Nicholas Ng-A-Fook interviews Hongyu Wang, a curriculum scholar at Oklahoma State University. In 2019, she was the recipient of the OSU-Tulsa President’s Outstanding Teaching Award. During their conversation, Dr. Wang shares…

In this second episode, Dr. Nicholas Ng-A-Fook interviews Dr. Lindsay Gibson, an Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia. Prior to his work in higher education, he taught secondary school history and social studies within the Kelowna…

In this first episode, Dr. Nicholas Ng-A-Fook interviews Dr. Dwayne Donald who is a descendent of the Papachase Cree. Dwayne works as an Associate Professor within the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta. During their conversation,…