Tongues in Trees and Other Conversations

(Sponsored by SAPLab and Sonic Arts Studio)The democratic process has proven itself largely unable to address the accelerating environmental crisis.  Bolstered by the mistaken belief that “informed voters” can make “rational decisions” at the ballot box, we continue to put faith in the democratic process. Indeed, the Liberal win in Canada’s most recent election has been called a “vote for climate action”, yet carbon dioxide levels continue to rise. How might we begin to address this confounding agency of the more-than-human world and the concurrent breakdown of democratic processes? Nature and politics are co-implicated in ways that challenge our belief in the rational sovereignty of the human subject. No longer can we conceive of ourselves as the sole possessors of agency, acting against the static “backdrop” of nature. The “intrusion of Gaia” disrupts our anthropocentric vision of human ability to control nature through political process and we are here invited to expand the boundaries of what constitutes the polis. Without full representation, the democratic process is unable to hear all voices and the current model of democracy remains deaf to the more-than-human world. This interdisciplinary panel is an attempt to “find tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons Continue Reading

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The Undrafted Podcast Episode 5

Jai and Sam attempt their first remote podcast due to the COVID-19 outbreak. They cover the domino effect of Rudy Gobert’s positive test and how it affects the future of their favourite leagues. They then briefly look at the NFL’s big free agency moves including Brady’s decision to leave the Patriots. Finally they discuss some TV shows and movies they are watching in their free time.  Follow The Undrafted Podcast on Twitter @Undraftedpods.We’ll try and keep you entertained throughout the pandemic.

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Someone’s In the Kitchen with Lentils!

Host Dinah Jansen brings you community submitted recipes to help you stretch your food reserves, save a little money, and avoid extra trips to the grocery store during isolation. In this episode, we feature recipes involving lentils including some lentil soups, curry, chili and more! Brought to you by amazing Kingston community members in the Caremongering YGK/Kingston Facebook page! Featuring music as well from amazing Kingston musicians including Jon McLurg, Anthea Fever, Chris Murphy & Friends, John Rose, and Spencer & Oscar Evans!

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Zuhaib Mir, MSc in Epidemiology, supervised by Dr Patti Groome

Topic: Postoperative liver decompensation events following partial hepatectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma among patients with cirrhosis Overview: My research is focused on studying adverse outcomes after surgical resection of liver tumours. Specifically, the majority of patients with liver cancer also have underlying liver disease, called cirrhosis. So, the decision to remove the cancerous portion of their liver must also take into account the function of the remaining liver left behind

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Recent readings from a local monthly open mic

Brodcasted on Friday, March 20, 4-6pm EDT on CFRC 101.9fm’s ‘finding a voice’ – In the first hour, from the March 3rd reading in the ‘and the journey continues’ monthly open mic reading series, you’ll hear readings by Bob MacKenzie, Devin G.A., Brent Raycroft, Devon Runions, Sarah Emtage, Alison Wong, Eric Folsom, Cory Tokay, Pigeon Kaduck, Jhordan Layne, Lee-Ann Taras, Ken Chin, Billie Kearns, Sasha Hill, Meg Freer, and me. In the second hour, continuing with that ‘and the journey continues’ open mic you’ll hear again readings by nearly all those reading above. This hour: Brent Raycroft, Devon Runions, Sarah Emtage, Alison Wong, Eric Folsom, Cory Tokay, Jhordan Layne, Leeann Taras, Ken Chin, Billie Kearns, Sasha Hill, Meg Freer, Bob MacKenzie, and me.

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