UNB in 30
By Marc Bragdon
UNB in 30 Dec 06, 2023
Parking at UNB Fredericton: Survey Results and Interview with Des Dupuis from UNB Security & Traffic
Parking has always been a hot topic at UNB that has created some controversy. Some believe it's an issue that has not been addressed nor considered a priority, while others believe that it's not an issue and more of a matter of encouraging those who live close to the university to find more eco-friendly ways to come to campus such as biking or walking. Some believe that it's a money grab and that it's unethical that UNB sells more parking spaces than they have spots available where others believe that creating more parking spaces would not be environmentally conscious.
Both sides present compelling arguments. In this episode Kalkidan shares data from a Survey issued by the HIL Research Commons on Parking at the UNBF Campus! She also sits down with Des Dupuis, UNB’s very own Crime Prevention and Community Liaison Officer, where he shares insights on the nuances of the situation.
Back to School 2023!
Get ready to dive back into the world of academia with UNB in 30’s host Kalkidan Burke! In this episode, Kalkidan gives a warm welcome to new and returning UNB students as well as delves into the heart of the UNB community, engaging with diverse campus groups such as UNB’s Student union and The International Student Association to uncover the excitement of their upcoming Orientation Festivities. As well, Kalkidan indroduces a new space to the Research Commons “The Filmmaker’s Studio!”
The FilmMaker studio is a bookable workspace for planning, shooting and editing video projects as well as teaching! If you have a project or just an interest in videography then this is definitely a space that you should check out!
We have an exciting year of great podcast content! On behalf of the Research Commons we are wishing you a safe a successful school year ahead!
The Pandemic Podcast
In this episode Kalkidan sits down and sparks a dialogue with upper level, domestic and international students on the impact that the Covid 19 pandemic had on them and their University experience. UNB students such as Emma Vail, Shauryaa Bhardwaj, Kyle Copp and Andrea Huete share their unique testimonies on how the pandemic affected their learning, mental health and social life. As well as highlight the silver lining.
Music from Soundcloud.
Story for Newcomers and Adventures-Part 1
Join Kola as he shares his wild adventures planting trees in Western Canada and his journey as an international student, and get ready to be inspired by the incredible experiences of other international students, including Miguel Garay, a talented photographer and Psychology major at UNB, and Gabriel Ibara (El Tata), a software engineer at Cvent by day and a performing musician by night. Plus, don't miss out on hearing from Sohan Kobiri, a 3rd year Mechanical engineering student at UNB, entrepreneur, human rights activist, and co-founder of the groundbreaking human rights initiative, Shades of Change.
Black History Month
February is Black History Month, a time of celebration, reflection and education.
In this episode Kalkidan celebrates and honours Black History Month by shinning light on the experiences of Black University Students.
The Black Experience is not a singular one, nor is it linear, it is diverse, and unique to the individual. Kalkidan amplifies this through various interviews with the following guests; Olivia Rowinski, Jazmyne McLaughlin, Gayo Isaya, Emmanuel Ogunlola Joseph and UNB’s very own Diversity and Wellness coordinator, Marcus Lees.
Music is from sound trap.
Podcasting workshop during reading week
This is Marc Bragdon coming to you from the Harriet Irving Library Research Commons Audio Studio, where I produce the UNB in 30 podcast and support student sound projects. I want to invite you to a hands-on podcasting workshop the afternoon of Thursday, March 9, from 1 to 4pm, during reading week.
Why would you take time from all the studying you're planning to do? Maybe you have an idea for a project involving interviews out in the field, or maybe you want to get the word out about your research and know, from listening to them, that podcasts can be a very engaging medium. Or perhaps you are just curious about sound recording and editing and haven't yet had a chance to try it - whatever the reason, this is the workshop to get you going.
In 3 hours or less - with generous breaks - we will cover the basics of:
- Microphones - what they are and how to choose and use them in various recording environments
- Software for recording and editing - we will use Audacity since it is freely available for Mac and PC but also talk about more advanced options and why you would consider them
- Principals of audio story telling - i.e., how sound shapes a narrative and how to write and edit for an audience of ears
- Sound design - adding music and special effects that serve your story rather than distract from them - and where to find these
All you need is a laptop or tablet and by the end of our time you'll have your first - albeit very short - podcast along with many ideas and tips for going further.
This is an in person workshop taking place in the Digital Scholarship Hub, Room 320A of the Harriet Irving Library Research Commons. To register, please email email@example.com
Men's Mental Health
In honor of Men’s Mental Health Month, UNB in 30’s newest host, Kalkidan Burke sheds light on Men’s Mental Health and the challenges that Men in the UNB community are faced with. Kalkidan sparks meaningful conversation by amplifying the voices of 3 UNB Male students; Alex Chaisson, a 5th year Engineering student, Kola Ojo , 3rd year Electrical Engineering Student, Reese Zorogoleé, 4th Year Psychology Student and member of UNB Mens Varsity Reds Basketball team and UNB’s very own Mental Health Strategist Matthew MacLean. Kalkidan believes that conversation is the first step in de-stigmatization and encourages everyone to join the conversation.
Music by Soundtrap
Student Finances: The impact of ending the NB EI Connect program
Kola speaks with Eve Chamberlain, the New Brunswick university student who organized a petition to re-instate NB EI Connect, about the impact of the provincial government's decision to terminate this program. He chats as well with UNB Student Union President Kordell Walsh regarding his dealings with the provincial government on the matter.
Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!):
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Back to School Special
A new season, a new outlook. Kola speaks with fellow UNB student and podcaster Ayden Fitzgerald on the summer that was and how to make the best of a new academic year.
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Interview with Alexandre Banks
In our final episode of the Winter 2022 season, Kola speaks with fellow Electrical Engineering student and good friend Alexandre Banks who, on the cusp of graduation, reflects on experiences at UNB, which have included working on the Atlantic Student Research Journal, interning at the Biomedical Research Institute, and being President of the Undergraduate Engineering Society. This is a great conversation to listen in on for the positivity, funny stories, and general celebration of life as a UNB student.
UpYOURS! Trash talk with Ang Perdue
Kola speaks with Ang Perdue, UNB grad student and founder of UpYOURS, a recycling and upcycling initiative on campus and across the capital city region, about the value of so many things we might otherwise discard and the place of community in tackling what might otherwise seem like unsurmountable challenges.
Ayden Fitzgerald, creator and host of the Long May She Reign podcast
Welcome to our inaugural episode, where Kolawole interviews Ayden Fitzgerald, UNB Arts student and creator of the Long May She Reign podcast, a programme devoted to giving a voice to all the influential women in history books that don't usually have their side of the story told. In this conversation, we learn about Ayden's trajectory as a popular podcaster and storyteller, and where creative endeavours and university academic life intersect.
Long May She Reign is available here: