In Conversation with Stephen Hurley
Keeping an eye on the education landscape
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

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United by Our Diversity ft. Dr. Rahat Zaidi (Werklund School of Education)

Dr. Rahat Zaidi is Professor and Chair of Language and Literacy at the University of Calgary’s Werklund School of Education. It is a role that has given her the opportunity to be an international mentor and visionary among her professional colleagues…

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Remembering Premier William G. Davis ft. Steve Paikin and Charles Pascal

A great deal has been written in the days following the passing of former Ontario Premier, William Grenville Davis. And I can only imagine even more has been said around kitchen tables, summer campfires and Zoom meetings around the province. It’s hard…

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A Community Well-served ft. Stuart Miller

Stuart Miller has been serving the Halton District School Board for the 37 years. Stuart began as a secondary school teacher in 1984 and, as time went on, moved into more formal leadership roles: department head, school administrator, superintendent…

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Excellent Sheep ft. William Deresiewicz

William Deresiewicz returns to In Conversation to speak about “Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life”. We talk about the narrative that college is something that young people just “need to do”, the…

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Natural Curiosity ft. Doug Anderson and Haley Higdon

Today, a conversation about Natural Curiosity—the organization and the book. Haley Higdon is the Program Director at Natural Curiosity and Doug Anderson is co-author of the second edition of the book: “Natural Curiosity 2nd Edition: A Resource for…

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Body Image and the Alberta Physical Education and Wellness Curriculum

What could be so contentious about a draft Physical Health and Wellness Curriculum? Well, our guests today on In Conversation point to many issues with the proposed curriculum changes in the province of Alberta. In fact, Shelly Russell-Mayhew and her…

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Laminated Notions of Equity and Diversity ft. Dr. Ann Lopez

Dr. Ann Lopez is a professor in the Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto (OISE/UT). She also holds the position of Director for the Centre for Leadership and…

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Amazon Future Engineer Program

Amazon Future Engineer is a childhood-to-career program aimed at inspiring and educating students from underrepresented and underserved communities to discover computer science and coding.

Here in Canada, a unique partnership between AFE, Fair Chance Learning…

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Educating Human Potential through Montessori ft. Margaret Whitley

Margaret Whitley is a teacher, a teacher trainer, a consultant and a writer who has experienced and lived Montessori for more than 50 years. Margaret pushes the boundaries of education and works to create awareness of the contribution Montessori can…

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A Nova Scotia Budget ft. Christine Saulnier (CCPA)

Christine Saulnier is the Nova Scotia Director of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA-NS). We catch up with Christine to talk about her critique of the recently-released provincial budget released by Nova Scotia Minister of Finance, Labi…

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Host

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. As the founder and chief catalyst at voicEd Radio, Hurley is passionate about nurturing stronger relationships between education research, practice and policy.