Podcast: Learning Transforms

Learning Transforms with Emma Edmunds, Shauneen Pete and Ted Riecken is a podcast from the Faculty of Education on inspiring ideas related to education from people who are contributing to making our community and the world a better place.

 Our regular program will resume in November 2019. Stay tuned!



Cycling Without Age with Carson Sage

Care for a ride? Kinesiology alumnus Carson Sage, founder of the Victoria chapter of Cycling Without Age, shares what inspired him to provide bike rides to seniors. Cycling Without Age is a service that helps them enjoy nature and fresh air as they are driven around the community in a rickshaw-like bike by volunteer cyclists. He talks about the benefits to both the users and the volunteers. He explains how he turned this project into a key component of his Kinesiology Master’s degree. Get on board and enjoy the ride!


CORE with Carmen Rodriguez and Claire Moser

This episode explores what the Centre for Outreach Education (CORE) is about. Guests Carmen Rodriguez, Chair of the CORE steering committee, along with Claire Moser, tutor at the centre for the last 3 years, tell us more about who benefits from the services of the centre and how it works. While the CORE is dedicated to helping children and youth with special needs, it also offers an opportunity for our teacher education students to explore fun and untraditional ways of teaching as they prepare to become teachers. The CORE also offers grants in the community for initiatives furthering the help of children with diverse needs and much more, thanks to the generosity of donors. More about CORE 


2019 episodes

Indigenous Music Education with Anita Prest Listen

The Ethics of Scientific Discovery with E. Paul Zehr (part 1) Listen

Scientific Communication using Superheroes with E. Paul Zehr (part 2) Listen

Lifting up young Indigenous spirits through sports with Alex Nelson Listen

7-Point Parental Compass with Jillian Roberts Listen

New Year's Resolutions with Ryan Rhodes Listen

2018 episodes

Beauty in Science with David Blades Listen

Brainwaves to Mars with Olav Krigolson Listen

Building a Trauma Informed Community with Tim Black Listen

Classrooms Live It with Mike Irvine Listen

Inclusive Education with Donna McGhie-Richmond Listen

Indigenous Language Revitalization with Onowa McIvor Listen

Indigenous Resurgence Gaps with Shauneen Pete Listen

Indigenous Resurgence in Education with Chaw-win-is Listen 

Museum Hacks with Darlene Clover Listen

Queer theatre scene with Alan Chaffe Listen

Social and Digital Impact on Health with Sam Liu Listen

Our team

Emma Edmunds (host)

Emma Edmunds was born and raised on Vancouver Island on unceded Coast Salish territories. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous Studies from Vancouver Island University (VIU) and a certificate in Community Health Promotion in Indigenous Communities from VIU. She is a Master of Education Candidate in Adult Education and Community Engagement offered by the Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies Department. She is passionate about helping to build wellness in her community by being conscientious, involved, and compassionate.

Shauneen Pete (host)

Shauneen Pete is from Little Pine First Nation (Treaty 6 territory).  Beyond hosting the Learning Transforms podcast, she is the Faculty of Education’s Indigenous Resurgence Coordinator. She views her work as helping students, faculty and staff to build stamina for the ambiguity of decolonial work. Shauneen was a professor and university administrator; and a storyteller, a magazine writer, and co-producer on two television programs in Regina before moving to Victoria. 

Ted Riecken (host)

Ted Riecken has been a podcaster since 2004 when the medium first emerged. His show Islandpodcasting was one of the first podcasts from Vancouver Island and ran for five years with over 100 episodes. After working as a Director of Graduate Studies & Research, as an Associate Dean, and as the Dean for the Faculty of Education, he now teaches and does research as a professor for the Department of Curriculum & Instruction. He spends his spare time thinking about exciting ideas for podcasts and hanging out with his dog Watson.

Bryce Mennie (audio technician)

Bryce Mennie is an undergrad student in Music and Computer Science. Previously a student at the University of Waterloo, Bryce had the chance to record and mix shows for Sofar Sounds KW while in Kitchener-Waterloo area. Though this is his first time recording a podcast, he hopes to help create the best audio experience the show can offer. He spends his free time listening to 70s progressive rock and being with his girlfriend Hannah (though not at the same time).

Julie Rémy (producer)

Julie Rémy is the Faculty of Education's communications officer. She is looking into ways to inspire and reach out to the community to share our stories. Julie was previously working for Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in the creative communications team based in Brussels, focussing mainly on photography and multimedia. In her spare time, she does floral design and lives on a small flower farm with her partner near UVic.