The whyPAR Podcast
from the Youth Research Lab at OISE/UT

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“People who live in their neighbourhoods know it better”: On community engaged and participatory urban planning research with Dr. Aditi Meht

This episode features Dr. Aditi Mehta, Assistant Professor of Urban Studies at the University of Toronto, and podcast host Dr. Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández, Professor and Director of the Youth Research Lab here at OISE. Drawing on her diverse…

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“There’s no one way to do this”: On youth-adult partnerships and embracing complexity, a conversation with Sharif Mahdy, Stoney McCart, Kwak

This episode features Sharif Mahdy, Stoney McCart, Kwaku Agyemang from the Students Commission of Canada (SCC) and podcast host Maddy Ross. In this conversation, they reflect on how the SCC’s origins at a national youth conference in 1991 helped to…

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“Not everything can be fully participatory, right?”: On “True” PAR, A Conversation between Aurora Santiago-Ortiz and Rubén Gaztambide-Fernán

This episode features conversation between Dr. Aurora Santiago-Ortiz, Assistant Professor of Gender and Women studies the University of Wisconsin, Madison, with podcast host Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández, a Professor here at OISE, the Director of the…

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“What happens when you run onto the edges of progressivism?”: On Conducting YPAR in Elite Schools, A Conversation Between Rubén Gaztambide-F

This episode features conversation between Dr. Leila Angod, Assistant Professor in the Childhood and Youth Studies Program at Carleton University, and a former postdoctoral fellow at the Youth Research Lab with podcast host Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández,…

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“Art Is Research”: On Knowledge from Identity and Place – A Conversation between Maddy Ross and Artist-Researchers Pree Rehal, Bert Whitecro

This episode features five artist-researchers from the Making With Place Research Project (MWP), a collaborative initiative in T’karonto between York University graduate students Charlotte Lombardo and Phyllis Novak and SKETCH, an award-winning…

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“How to Empower Themselves in an Industry Not Meant for Them”: On Community-Engaged Programming with Lil Sis (Alma Ahmed, Suzanna Maharaj, R

This episode features conversation between the Lil Sis team – Alma Ahmed, Suzanna Maharaj, Rayan Saied, Belul Kidane, and Kamilah Apong-  and podcast host Naima Raza.
In this episode, Lil Sis and Naima discuss community-engaged youth research and…

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“If we really learned like this in school, school would be so much better”: On Building Generative Classrooms – A Conversation Between Maddy

This episode is the first in a two-part series featuring conversations between the WhyPAR Podcast’s new co-host, Maddy Ross and five youth researchers: Valeria Pineda, Lainey Rios, Luisa Gonzalez, Jaden McGregor, and Annie Silva. In this episode, the…

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“Now that we were conducting the research, it felt more like power“: On Doing YPAR Before and During COVID-19 – A Conversation between Maddy

This episode is the second in a two-part series featuring conversations between the WhyPAR Podcast’s new co-host, Maddy Ross and five youth researchers: Valeria Pineda, Lainey Rios, Luisa Gonzalez, Jaden McGregor, and Annie Silva. In this episode, the…

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“Getting to the point where we erase the Y the P and the A”: A Conversation Between Nicole Mirra, Antero Garcia and Melanie Bertrand

This episode is the first featuring conversation between Mel Bertrand, Nicole Mirra, and Antero Garcia. In this episode, Mel, Nicole, and Antero discuss ethical commitments and dissemination of youth knowledge while conducting YPAR. They discuss the…

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“Beauty emerges out of commitment”: How Youth Collectives Create Beauty, A Conversation Between Rangoato Hlasane and Rubén Gaztambide-Fernán

This episode is the third in a three-part series featuring conversations between Rangoato Hlasane and Rubén Gaztambide-Fernandez.
Rangoato Hlasane from the Keleketla! Library and Rubén Gaztambide-Fernandez discuss how youth collectivities create…

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