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On this episode
Dr. Madeline Lennon, Professor Emerita at Western University where she founded what is now the Comparative Literature and Culture Program. In 1991 she became a professor of art history, at Western University’s Department of Visual Arts, where she also served as chair and graduate chair. Before and since her retirement from Western University in 2008, she has written extensively on the artists of the region, and has curated a number of exhibitions both here in London, and elsewhere.
Dr. Joel Faflak is the inaugural Director of the School for Advanced Studies in the Arts and Humanities at Western University. He’s stepping down from that position in January 2018, and he’ll continue to be a professor in the Department of English and Writing Studies. Read more about Dr. Faflak and his work
Links referenced in the episode
- Beal High School Art Program
- Western Visual Arts
- Fine Art at Fanshawe College
- Sattelite Art Gallery
- Museum London
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A great overview of the regionalist era: Christopher Régimbal: Institutions of Regionalism: Artist Collectivism in London, Ontario, 1960–1990
Art Canada Institute
Professor Vergne takes us through a brief history of bitcoin and other "Socially contested" technologies in the full interview from Episode 4.
Some items from the podcast:
Professor Vergne's Information
Imogen Heap's UJO project
- Harvard Business Review Article (written by Heap) explaining her blockchain music idea
- UJO - the project itself
Episode 4 is sponsored by London Dairy Supply
Earlier versions had a significant glitch around the 26:00 mark. This has now been fixed.
From the segment on TD Bank's Agile software development process
- Agile software development summary at wikipedia
From the segment on Zomaron
From the segment on cryptocurrencies
- Jean Philippe (JP) Vergne's Ivey Homepage, Crypto Capitalism Center, Scotiabank Digital Banking Lab, and Twitter.
Episode 3 is generously sponsored by start.ca.
On this episode:
The Transformation of Care
Dr. Irene Hramiak, Site Chief of Medicine and the Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism at St. Joseph’s Health Care London and a Professor and Division Chair at Western's Schulich School of Medecine and Dentistry talks about about how a rebuilding a century-old hospital from the ground up has led to new discoveries and treatments in patient care.
Watch some videos about the transformation here.
Scanning The Mysteries
All three exceptional scientists tell us about sixty-six million dollar study that involves, scientists, doctors, musicians, artists, and business people looking into the most mysterious organ we have through BrainsCAN (twitter).
Meet Our Future Robot Surgeons
Watch a video about Nick Paparella's experience with robotic surgery.
This episode of Towards London has been sponsored by start.ca
On this Episode:
- Lissa Foster, Executive Director at the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame talks about the history of medical innovation in Canada and introduces the idea of "Evidence-based medicine"
- Dr. David Palma and Dr. Aaron Ward on teaching computers to find lung cancer tumours at the Gerald C. Baines Centre for Translational Cancer Research
- Canada Research Chair in Onocloogy, Dr. Ann Chambers and Dr. Alison Allan on their breakthroughs in breast cancer research at the Pamela Greenaway-Kohlmeier Translational Breast Cancer Research Unit
- Lawson Health Research Institute Scientific Director Dr. David Hill on developing a city-wide research platform
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On this Episode
- Matt Brown, Mayor of the City of London (@mayormattbrown) talks about the city's past, present, and future as it relates to innovation.
- Dr. Joel Faflak, Professor and Director, School for Advanced Studies in the Arts and Humanities at Western University talks about his experiences moving to London and living in London. Dr. Faflak references a painting by London artist Jack Chambers called "401 Towards London" that also served as the inspiration for this podcast.
- Dr. Tima Bansal (@timabansal), Canada Research Chair in Business Sustainability, Professor and Executive Director of the Network for Business Sustainability at the Ivey Business School talks about her experiences in London relative to those she has globally.
- Dr. Ben Cecil, CEO of Fanshawe College's Canadian Centre for Product Validation (@ccpvfanshawe),talks about what makes London, Ontario the perfect test market.
- Kapil Lakhotia, (@preslondonedc), CEO of the London Economic Development Corporation (@londonedc) talks about how the City and the LEDC are working together to make London even more innovative, and in this case, there's definitely Something in the Water.