December 12, 2017
Join Shobhita and Adam as they celebrate a milestone and make a super-special announcement from a not-so-secret location.
Towards London is going on hiatus for the holidays, but we'll be back in 2018 with stories of Social Innovation, Advanced Manuafacturing, Digital Creative, and Video Games.
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December 5, 2017
This episode is sponsored by London Dairy Supply
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
November 21, 2017
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
November 15, 2017
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
November 7, 2017
Don't hate us - we're on a hiatus!
Shobhita and Adam share some exciting news, explain the need for the break, and talk briefly about what's in store starting again on November 14th, 2017.
Have a great and innovative week!
October 31, 2017
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
Dr. Lisa Saksida (twitter), Canada Research Chair in Translational Cognitive Neuroscience
Dr. Ravi Menon (twitter), Canada Research Chair in Functional and Molecular Imaging, Medical Director at CFMM (twitter)
Dr. Adrian Owen (twitter), Canada Research Excellence Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience at Western University
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
Dr. Christopher Schlachta at CSTAR, London Health Sciences Centre is blending virtual reality with real-world robots to make surgery safer, faster, and more accessible.
Watch a video about Nick Paparella's experience with robotic surgery.
October 24, 2017
This episode of Towards London has been sponsored by start.ca
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Special thanks to St. Joseph's Health Care London and London Health Sciences Foundation for their help in securing this interview footage.
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October 2, 2017
For everyone curious about what’s next in technology, science, humanities, art, and entrepreneurship, there is Towards London, a dynamic new podcast that highlights the accomplishments of the brightest professionals at the forefronts of their fields. Thought-provoking and entertaining, this 10-episode series explores the ideas that are shaping the future of healthcare, manufacturing, media, and beyond.
Launching with a 10-episode series in Fall 2017, Towards London blends the exciting style that CBC’s Spark uses to explore technology’s social impact with the conversational, casual tone of NPR’s Planet Money. Each week will feature a new set of ideas that are informing and shaping tomorrow’s world-changing innovations. Living in a small city rich with big ideas means we live among some of the world’s greatest minds, and now everyone can learn about the exciting advances being made in science, art, business, and society as they reshape our everyday lives.
Moderators Adam Caplan and Shobhita Sharma have a witty, approachable style and curious, engaged perspectives. Each 20-25 minute episode features entertaining and compelling interviews with London-based guests and unique insights into the innovations being produced in Canada’s London.