On behalf of our Pre-University Program, we proudly present to you the hard work from students and instructors in the Global Citizenship Program: Climate for Session 1, July 2023 & Session 2, August 2023.
Through the academic side of this 3-week International Summer Academy program at New College, our students formed groups, chose a specific area of Canada or the world, and focused research on an aspect of climate change that a) showcases the social/economic/cultural and/or historical context of the region, b) makes local and global connection to its current situation, and c) gives informed, reasonable recommendations towards addressing it. As a formative course project, groups produced three components to demonstrate their research:
- A podcast episode – this is interview that involves a Q&A between groups and their instructors concerning the regional context (a) that has led to the problems.
- A debrief document – this is the written component to the project, which gives the audience essential information like terminology and statistics for (a), that anyone will need to feel educated when hearing group talk and/or podcast episode.
- A group talk – this is where with visuals, each group member explains part of the climate change aspect to a non-specialist audience in order to inspire them to take action in their communities (b & c).
Please enjoy exploring these three components for the variety of topic areas below!
The GCP Climate Podcast Playlist
Press > play button on any of the episodes in this playlist to listen. NOTE: Episode order may not match numbering within the audio itself. You may need to scroll using the scrollbar on the bottom right of the playlist to find specific episodes.
The Supporting Documents
Due to restrictions on course document sharing, we have provided samples of a few supporting documents below. If you’d like to read the complementary documents while you’re listening to a specific episode, please contact us!
|Episode 1 – WEST COAST Wildfires|
|Episode 2 – QUEBEC Wildfires|
|Episode 3 – ONTARIO Hamilton Air Pollution|
|Episode 4 – ALBERTA Wildfires|
|Episode 5 – MANITOBA Flooding|
|Episode 6 – BRITISH COLUMBIA Victoria’s changing landscape|
|Episode 7 – QUEBEC Montreal Sea Levels|
|Episode 8 – BRITISH COLUMBIA Vancouver Sea Levels|
|Episode 9 – ARCTIC Ice Melting|
|Episode 10 – ONTARIO Animals & Wildfires|
Kristi Shortland Estrada
|Episode 11 – ALBERTA Wildfire|
|Episode 12 – ALBERTA Oil Sands|
| Chia-Kai Lin
Max (Yaoze) Jia
Gabriella Casavilca Ramírez
|Episode 13 – DELHI Air Pollution|
Ana Carola De Diaz
|Episode 14 – LIBYA Public Transportatio|
|Dario Arce Flores
|Episode 15 – LONDON Urban Heat Island|
| Tuana Eren
|Episode 16 – MIAMI Temperature Rising|
|Episode 17 – SHANGHAI Air Pollution|
Golberg Taheri Zangakani
|Episode 18 – USA Air Conditioners|
|Episode 19 – VENUS Sea Levels|
|Thomas (Boyang) Li
|Episode 20 – VICTORIA Bio Diversity|