For many years, since before the podcast became the popular medium it is today, we have recorded and released much of our in-person programming in audio form for your listening enjoyment. As 2018 comes to a close, we wanted to take a look back at the year of alumni UBC programming we have had the privilege of sharing with you, our listeners. From southern resident killer whales to healthy aging, civic engagement, drug addiction, and beyond, these popular episodes highlight the wide range of important UBC knowledge, research, and perspectives available to our alumni. Here are our top podcasts of 2018. Once you’ve listened to these, be sure to check out some of the other amazing episodes we released this year.
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Top podcasts of 2018
Headlines have linked the decline of Southern resident killer whales to just about everything—noise, shipping, toxins, whale watching and fishing. But are these the real threats to the survival of this iconic species? Hear from UBC marine mammal researcher Andrew Trites as he separates facts and research from popular assumptions.
While aging is inevitable for us all, there are steps we can take to help our loved ones, and ourselves, lead longer, healthier, and more independent lives. Hear from UBC Faculty of Medicine Executive Associate Dean Roger Wong and Professor Janice Eng as they discuss healthy aging. Learn about new technologies that can make homes safer, as well as simple solutions for improving socialization and combating loneliness in seniors.
Throughout his career, including his three terms as mayor of the City of Calgary, Naheed Nenshi has always emphasized the importance of civic engagement. Hear his talk “Creating the Cities and Country We Deserve.”
What are the factors contributing to the current overdose crisis and what are the consequences of this increase in drug use and addiction? How can we support individuals at higher risk and can changes to policy mitigate overdose risk?