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Sit back, relax, and learn while listening to these podcasts created by members of the SFU community. They are an accessible way to learn on the go about culture, diversity, making an impact, mental health and more. We hope these podcasts will bring you some insight, newfound knowledge or possibly an opportunity to create change.

Over the shoulder shot of a woman sitting down, trying her shoe.
Podcast Episode 4
Let's Get Movin' about Active Living and Mental Health

In this episode, Aleisha, Kaylla, Sonia, Mariel, Anna, and Jaskaren are chatting about how COVID-19 impacted their physical health, how exercise affects sleep, stress, energy levels/mood, and mental health, and how you can incorporate exercise into exam season prep.

A bowl of salad with mushrooms and flowers on the side.
Podcast Episode 3
Let's TACO about Healthy Eating Habits during Finals Seasons

In this podcast, your Health Peers, Adrianna, Aleisha, Tamara, and Jessica are discussing some tips and mindfulness habits to help with stress eating, boredom snacking, consuming lots of caffeinated beverages and skipping meals. 

A pile of pink and blue gummy worms.
Podcast Episode 2
Let's TACO about Processed Sugars

In this podcast, your Health Peers, Adrianna, Aleisha, Meghan, and Tamara, are discussing how to spot processed sugar and food alternatives you can select. 

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Podcast Episode 2
Transitioning Back to Campus

Whether you are a brand new student or returning for another term of learning, On the Spot cohosts Terae and Mehtaab aim to initiate the conversation about coming back to university after the quarantine and how you can better manage the transition. 

Students sitting around a fire
Podcast Episode 1
Creating Community at SFU

Are you someone starting your journey at SFU or in the midst of a degree but still looking to meet people and make new friends? Join On the Spot co-hosts Terae and Mehtaab as they discuss why being active on campus is essential to creating your own SFU community!

A table full of food, with a roast, bread, and dessert.
Podcast Episode 1
Let's TACO About Navigating Food Around the Holidays

Tune in as the Health Peers talk about navigating food around the holidays! In this podcast, your Health Peers, Adrianna, Aleisha, Meghan, and Tamara, are discussing various food topics such as choosing more vegetables, portion sizing, and mindfulness eating tips.

A photo of Trisha and Bulroop
Podcast Episode 6
Racing Readers: Making an Impact

“It’s a tangible way to actually see the impact that you make. I think it’s one thing to read reports and look at quantitative data about the impact that you can make in a community, it’s quite another to see the look of inspiration and gratitude in a child’s eyes.”

A photo of Hisham and Kimmy
Podcast Episode 5
Racing Readers: Creating Connection

“A lot of the students were Indo-Canadian, and a lot of the volunteers were as well. I think that it was really cool for the students to see people that looked like them in these mentorship roles that weren’t their teachers or their parents. I think it provided those kids with a positive role model.”

A photo of the Connecting Circle team
Podcast Episode 3
Getting your Idea off the Ground

“The project also may not work out, and that's okay. It is a learning experience in and of itself. So, never be so afraid of failing that you won't put something out unless its perfect. And if it does fail, remember it's just another stepping stone.”

A photo of Akanksha Thakur
Podcast Episode 1
Intercultural Communication

“He says to me in Hindi 'I hope one day I will have the opportunity to go to school, or at least send my little brother to school, just like you'. Then the signal turned green and - you know - we drove away. But that sat with me - I was so young but it was the first time I was really faced with my privilege.”

A picture of Aslam sitting in front of a window.
Podcast Episode 2
Building Community

“So to me, meaningful engagement means the transfer of power. Power can be the power to make decisions, power can be the power to distribute resources, the power to envision a future. If power is not transferred, engagement is not meaningful.”

A photo of Heather Prost in the recording studio
Podcast Episode 4
Making Space

“After I heard the first survivor share her poem, I went up to her and said 'I believe you'. I said it again and then asked the audience to say it back. I think that's a really powerful statement especially in the setting we created. So often survivors are not sharing their stories and it is often because they have a fear of not being believed.”

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