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Ep. 4 Beyond Canada – Monkey Business: The Lives of Primates in Costa Rican Rescue Centres

Siobhan Speiran talks to Claudia about her pathbreaking PhD research on the lives of primates in rescue centers in Costa Rica. They discuss why this research is significant, the challenges of doing research in a different context, across species divides, and the opportunities for creating meaningful policy changes from PhD work. Host: Claudia Hirtenfelder (the International Student Affairs Commissioner for the SGPS) Guests: Siobhan Speiran (Environmental Studies, Queen’s University) Bed Music: Mafikizolo Featuring Uhuru singing Khona Featured Song: Patiño – milagrito de amor

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Ep. 3. Beyond Canada – Queen Elizabeth Scholars: Collaborations that Span Continents and Open Doors

In this episode Claudia talks to 3 Queen Elizabeth Scholars about the collaborations and research they have conducted at Queen’s University. Nuworza Kugbey, Phidelia Doegah, and Ryenchindorj Erkhembayar unpack their different health projects and explain how working on their research in Canada influences the work and opportunities they have in their home countries (Ghana and Mongolia). They reflect on how international collaboration enables opportunities to share resources, ideas, and solutions for pressing health issues (including maternal, mental, and brain health). Finally, having all recently competed their PhDs, they give tips for graduate students interested in international research.

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Ep. 2 Beyond Canada: The Art of Social Infrastructure: Santiago’s Poblciones and the Afterlives of Arpilleras

Host Claudia Hirtenfelder chats with PhD Candidate Nathalia Santos Ocasio about her research pertaining to social infrastructure in Santiago. The  pair also consider challenges and opportunities of language, culture, and representation in research processes that stretch beyond international borders and some of the power dynamics involved therein. Host: Claudia Hirtenfelder (the International Student Affairs Commissioner for the SGPS)Guest: Nathalia Santos Ocasio (PhD Department of Geography and Planning, Queen’s University)Bed Music: Mafikizolo Featuring Uhuru singing KhonaFeatured Song: Lo Único Que Tengo by Victor Jara (Voice: Isabel Parra) from the album La Población (1972)Images: (1) The picture of Santiago in the podcast poster is an image Nathalia took in 2016 from one of the cerros (hills) of the city. In the background, you can see the recently snowed Andes. (2) An Arpillera Nathalia saw in the Oshima Hakko Museum in Nagano, Japan, 2018.

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The Blending Health Initiatives of sub-Saharan Africans living in Toronto

In this first episode of Beyond Canada, host Claudia Hirtenfelder (International Student Affairs Commissioner for the Society of Graduate and Professional Students at Queen’s University chats with guest, Prince Michael Amegbor. Amegbor, a PhD candidate in the Department of Geography and Planning at Queen’s chats about the research he is conducting for his thesis “Uncharted Paths: The Use of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicine (TCAM) among Sub-Saharan Africans living in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)”. Bed Music: Mafikizolo ft. Uhuru, “Khona”Featured Music: Amakye Dede, “Brebre”

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