FTR: Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder, known as SAD, is a subgroup of depression that occurs mainly during dark winter months. Close to 6% of Canadians are affected sometime in their lifetime, while close to 15% of Canadians tend to experience a mild form of seasonal depression.
I talked with registered psychologist, Susan Baum, about how people can avoid becoming a SAD victim during the upcoming wet, winter season.

Originally aired November 5, 2014

Lead Now – Defend our climate, defend our communities

LeadNow-black-purple-logoDr. Amy Lubik is a local organizer for Leadnow, advocating for democratic, economic, and climate justice. But her day job is a cancer researcher at Vancouver General Hospital. She is a  recipient of the prestigious US Department of Defend Prostate Cancer Trainee Award, founder of the Queensland University of Technology chapter of Universities Allied for Essential Medicines and a member of the Next Up Leadership program through the Centre for Policy Alternatives, BC.

Originally aired April 24, 2014

For The Record: Couple of Yuppies – travel, food, and relationships

For The Record with Jonny Kidney

Originally aired April 22, 1014

A cleverly craftScreen-shot-2013-05-12-at-11.43.08-PM1-300x58ed blog created by Jamie Munro, and Kyle Foote discusses travel, food, and relationships from both His and Her point of view.

Recently returning from a six month journey around South East Asia, Jamie came into the BCIT studio to discuss the many perks of writing a successful blog.

Nathan Cullen’s Take Back Our Coast campaign in Vancouver

NDP MP Nathan Cullen answering questions about Enbridge Pipeline at UBC Robson Square. (PIC: Jonny Kidney)

NDP MP Nathan Cullen answering questions about Enbridge Pipeline at UBC Robson Square. (PIC: Jonny Kidney)

(Written March 24th, 2014)

NDP house leader, Nathan Cullen made a stop in Vancouver yesterday to talk about his Take Back Our Coast campaign.

After touring parts of BC, the Skeena-Buckley Valley NDP MP’s last stop was UBC Robson Square to discuss the opposition of the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project and how people can get involved with the cause.

Cullen also had advice for students of trades programs in BCIT who are getting their education and training with the hopes of working in particular fields, some of which connected to oil and gas.

“I would hope that it’s not just a job, but that people bring their morals and values to work – that they don’t want to be implicated with something that desperately hurts people.”

Cullen believes that everyone is entitled to stand up for what they believe in.

“Everyone has their own code. Let’s get together and talk about the ethics in our industries. I think that would be a good way to get into an affinity group. Rather than coming in with big signs and saying, how could you possibly think of working for the oil people?”

Cullen says the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline poses a significant risk to our environment and threatens thousands of good jobs. He says over 60% of British Columbians are against the pipeline, and he hopes to help raise awareness.

Cullen made stops in Victoria, Duncan, Courtney, Campbell river and Powell River, before his final destination in Vancouver.