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Crustaceans: WAFFLES!, November 17, 2018

Avast, me hearties! Wait, I guess that’s pirates. It’s crustaceans on WAFFLES! this week, starting with some weird fisk-up where Matt forgot to bring the classical music. Oh, well! That just leaves more time for glorious things like a bonkers cover of the B-52s’ Rock Lobster, the gorgeous voice of Julie London, the new kid-friendly rock of The Oot n’ Oots, and the unabashed weirdness of the band they call Ween. WAFFLES theme : Teen Titans Fishermen, Strawberry and Devil Crab : Miles Davis Co Fa : Keith Frank & the Soileau Zydeco Band A Cup of Coffee, A Sandwich, and You : Jeff Healey Let There Be Love : Julie London Shellfish : Gordon Lightfoot Le Crabe : Malajube Electric Jellyfish Boogaloo : The Ootnoots Mary Ann : Marianne Faithfull Oysters : Tori Amos Hey Hey My My (Into the Black) : Close Lobsters Rock Lobster : Johnny Aloha A Seafood Song : The Divine Comedy Baby Rain : Echo & the Bunnymen The Lobster Quadrille : Wolfpack The Lobster Quadrille : Franz Ferdinand Crabbukit : K-OS Crabbuckit : The Good Lovelies Burn Down the World : The House of Love Wave of Mutilation : Pixies Wave of Mutilation Continue Reading

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Pascale Champagne

Waste in the West: Advancing our Waste Management Practices Professor, Canada Research Chair in Bioresources Engineering and Director of Beaty Water Research Center Dr. Pascale Champagne is the Canada Research Chair in Bioresource Engineering and a Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Queen’s. She is also the Director of the Beaty Water Research Centre, which brings together faculty across disciplines to collaborate on research into water-related issues. Dr. Champagne’s research focuses on the development of alternate water and waste management strategies and environmentally sustainable approaches. She has collaborated widely to develop new integrated bioresource management practices, to introduce alternate aqueous and solid waste management approaches, and to create unique opportunities for the bioenergy and bioproducts sectors. She is a member of several prestigious societies, including the RSC College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists and the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers, and she received the Queen’s Prize for Excellence in Research in 2017. In this episode, Dr. Champagne discusses integrated bioresource engineering as a method to redirect waste to generate energy, effectively recycle, and reduce treatment costs. She explains that multidisciplinary methods, as well as the integration of student involvement, are progressing our understanding of bioresource engineering Continue Reading

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Joseph Bramante

Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy Dark Matter and What Goes Bump in the Night Dr. Joseph Bramante is an Assistant Professor at in the Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy. He is also a Visiting Fellow at the Perimeter Institute and a member of the new, Arthur B. McDonald Canadian Astro-Particle Physics Research Institute at Queen’s. His research focuses on constructing theories that describe fundamental physics and finding new ways for humans to test those theories. He held postdoctoral fellowships at the Perimeter Institute and the University of Notre Dame, and received his doctorate from the University of Hawaii for work on “Dark Particles and Primordial Perturbations.” In this episode, he discusses the new McDonald Institute’s network of researchers and students whose central aim is to make new discoveries and advance the frontier of knowledge related to astro particle physics. Dr. Bramante also explains how his research on fundamental theories of dark matter has progressed through experimentation at SNOLAB. https://www.queensu.ca/physics/joe-bramante

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Portage: Episode 7 – Alberta – Energy in Alberta

This week we will be talking about Alberta and the energy sector (surprised?). Joining me will be Brad Gino, who worked at PCL Construction in Edmonton, Danilo Prieto who worked at Shell Global Solutions in Calgary, and Valerie Kitchell who has extensive experience in the renewable energy sector. Should be wild! Commercial music: Emerson Drive – Just got paid The Velveteins – Monica Louise Joni Mitchell – Big Yellow Taxi

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Camille Usher, PhD in Cultural Studies, supervised by Dr Dylan Robinson

Topic: Urban experiences of Indigenous folks, learning about who we are, away from where our ancestors are from. Overview: It is often through a complex web that urban Indigenous peoples understand and learn about their ancestors, a further level of difficulty is added when the place in which we are learning is so far removed from where we are from. This work, tentatively titled Subtle Gestures: Sovereignty through Indigenous Stories of Public Mark Making is seeking to begin answering how Indigenous peoples are revolutionizing the stewardship of land and space by new activations of public colonial structures through their art and their bodies. Furthermore, my research questions how this spatial reactivation is publicly reclaiming what Gerald Vizenor termed as survivance, melding together survival and resistance. Survivance expresses how Indigenous peoples can use the strength of our cultures to fight colonialism and what Glen Coulthard has termed Urbs Nullius, “urban space void of Indigenous sovereign presence.”.

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THRIVE at 5 on Campus Beat

Sydney Downey, staffer in Queen’s Human Resources and Committee member for the Thrive Initiative at Queen’s joins us in studio to discuss mental wellness and fitness and the many activities the Thrive Committee is engaged in to facilitate wellness among faculty, staff and students at Queen’s!

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One Hundred Thousand Poets for Change, plus a visit from Kaz Lefave

Featuring the afternoon session in that Hundred Thousand Poets for Change event, you’ll hear a reading by Judith Popiel, and then readings from the evening session by Sarah Brown Dunkley, Beth Marie Michalska, Billie the Kid, Haley Sarfeld, Chantel Lavoie, and a final musical performance by Irwin Streight. Then, Queen’s Engineering Alumni and author, Kaz Lefave, who has written three in a series of science fiction fantasy books with a backdrop of environmental realism, is visiting Kingston ahead of her book signing event for the ‘Nemecene’ Trilogy on Saturday and stops by for a short chat.

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