Episodes

Glenn Michalchuk: The absence of war is NOT the definition of Peace!

Sept. 22, 2022

The Chair of the Peace Alliance Winnipeg, Glenn Michalchuk is convinced that the War in Ukraine could have been averted but was not. In this episode Glenn explains his strong belief that this war in not based on anything of …

Stacey Bradley: Literacy is a Right not a Privilege

Sept. 8, 2022

Lifelong learning champion Stacey Bradley was asked to “just come to one meeting”. She did and that is how she became the President of the Manitoba Reading Association. September 8th is International Literacy Day and on this…

Laurelle Harris: Canada and Enslaved Persons. A very troubled legacy.

Aug. 25, 2022

If I asked you what country comes to mind when you hear the words, Jim Crow. The Ku Klux Klan. Enslaved persons, I bet you a US dollar that you would say ’the United States of America.” While you are not completely wrong, yo…

Kyla Bernardo: A Conversation about Mental Health through a BIPOC lens

July 21, 2022

Racism is a mental health issue because racism causes trauma. Every day, the BIPOC Community are exposed to far more trauma than those whose lives have not been devalued. On this episode of Humans, on Rights, Kyla Bernardo, …

Michael Redhead Champagne - The Human Love Letter.

June 30, 2022

Ininew Public Speaker. Author. Host. Community Organizer. Advocate for Children, Youth & Families. Michael Redhead Champagne inspires every time he speaks to an audience or brings his pen to the page. His storytelling connec…

Whoever. Wherever. Whenever. Everyone has the right to seek safety.

June 23, 2022

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) states that we are approaching over 100 million displaced peoples world-wide. In this episode of Humans on Rights, the Executive Director of IRCOM (Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization o…

Food: Security and Insecurity with Dr. Natalie Riediger

June 9, 2022

From working in a four generations family owned and operated grocery store in the inner city of Winnipeg to receiving 2020 Terry G. Falconer memorial Rh Institute Foundation Emerging Research Award, Dr. Natalie Riediger has …

Nicole Chabot, B.A., G.S.C.: Workplace Safety and Health

May 19, 2022

What do Heavy Construction and being a mother have in common? What about stone crushing and breaking a glass ceiling…what do they have in common? To answer those questions and more, I spoke with Nicole Chabot, the Vice Presi…

Shannon Sampert, BA, MA, PhD

May 5, 2022

Shannon Sampert is a political analyst and media specialist who serves as a bridge between th academy and the community. As a former journalist, she explores the intersections of media, politics, and gender. Sampert is a sou…

Karyn Lazareck: Never Doubt A Mother

April 14, 2022

Those were the words Karyn Lazareck said to the medical profession when they had doubts about her intuition of her son Jordan’s autism. On this episode of Humans, on Rights, Karyn talks about how she and her husband Mel rais…

Jamie Goulet: Clan Mothers Healing Village

March 24, 2022

This week, we welcome Clan Mother Jamie Goulet to the Humans on Rights podcast. Jamie is a co-founder of Clan Mothers Healing Village, a beautiful lodge whose mission is to help women and girls with an array of different iss…

Dr. Myrle Ballard: How Policy Impacts Our Traditional Lands

March 10, 2022

Water…we use water form everything from cooking to bathing. There is hardly anything we can do without water. We live in a culture where take perhaps certain things like water for granted. Water…it’s a good thing right? B…

Valerie Williams: Black History, Diversity and Inclusion

Feb. 24, 2022

It has been said that a continued engagement with history is vital because it helps give context for the present. Black History Manitoba (@bhmwinnipeg #BlackHistoryManitoba) and Black History Month (#BlackHistoryMonth) is an…

Ogo Okwumabua: Entrepreneur, Designer and Founder of Zueike Apparel.

Feb. 12, 2022

In the Nigerian language of Igbo, Zueike \zu-we-kay\ means to relax. Ogo Okwumabua is a sports entrepreneur who, with his partner Bryan, have created a brand with a focus of being local, being in the community. In this episo…

Dr. Jeremy Maron

Jan. 27, 2022

Jeremy Maron was in Grade 8 when he went to a screening of the film Schindler’s List. It was a very emotional experience that was made that much more powerful when Holocaust survivor Philip Weiss shared his personal story as…

Ashley Nemeth: Totally Blind, Entrepreneur,Mother of Three, Wrestling Champion

Jan. 13, 2022

Ashley Nemeth is totally blind. She is a proud mother of three grown children, an entrepreneur, a manager of CNIB programs for Manitoba but it was during her high school years that Ashley discovered that despite her vision l…

Dr. Noralou Roos: Why those in Poverty have the Poorest Health and Highest health care needs.

Dec. 16, 2021

Dr. Noralou Roos is the co-director of the Get Your Benefits! project , which works to help Manitobans identify and access the benefits and programs they are eligible for. Dr. Roos is also the founding co-director for the Ma…

Mike Payne: How the Team at Nine Circles Provide Knowledge, Resources and Expertise to Reduce HIV Transmission

Dec. 9, 2021

The best way to protect yourself and others from HIV transmission is to be informed about prevention methods. For most people, taking PrEP ( PrEP stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis) is the best way to reduce the risk of HIV…

Micaela Crighton & Leah Wilson: Institute for International Women's Rights Manitoba

Nov. 26, 2021

Micaela Crighton (She/They) and Leah Wilson (They/Them) are the Co-Chairs of Advocacy for the Institute for International Women's Rights -Manitoba and the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence. They both discover…

Dr. Elizabeth Sellers

Nov. 18, 2021

Elizabeth Sellers is a paediatric endocrinologist and Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, University of Manitoba. She is also a Clinician Scientist, Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba. As a …

James Kornelson: How Do You Define Hunger?

Oct. 21, 2021

James Kornelson is the Public Engagement Manager at Canadian Foodgrains Bank. He is passionately involved in the production of education and advocacy resources on global hunger, recently aimed at mobilizing Canadians to advo…

Ayn Wilcox: Klinic Community Health

Oct. 7, 2021

Ayn Wilcox is the Executive Director of Klinic Community Health. In this conversation she connects the dots between her life learning at the Manitoba Agriculture Museum in Austin Manitoba and her current role as Executive Di…

Is World Peace Possible? with Dr. Charlotte Enns

Sept. 23, 2021

Is World Peace possible? My guest on this episode thinks so. Dr. Charlotte Enns, the Director of the Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice believes if you can listen to other peoples stories, if you can understand oth…

Aly Raposo: Understanding why Suicidal Ideation does not Discriminate

Sept. 8, 2021

According to Crisis Services Canada for every suicide death there are an estimated 20-25 attempts. An average of 275 people attempt suicide in Canada everyday. Aly Raposo had suicidal ideation, When you look at the number of…