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In Our Backyard (w/ Shae Bird)

In this episode, host Jason Hatcher sits down with Shae Bird, CEO of Indigenous Tourism Alberta, to discuss the Indigenous tourism sector in Alberta. The duo discuss what the sector means for the Indigenous entrepreneurs and peoples engaged, how it provides a unique path to further reconciliation in our country and region, and the opportunity to engage with the culture, perspectives, and experiences of Indigenous people in Alberta. 

To learn about Indigenous tourism opportunities in Alberta, check out https://indigenoustourismalberta.ca, or nationally at https://indigenoustourism.ca 

Nurture by Nature (w/ Sonya Jakubec)

This week, Jason chats with Sonya Jakubec, a community mental health nurse, researcher, and professor at Mount Royal University who studies the intersection between spending time in nature and our mental and physical health. As a passionate community advocate, Sonya shares her expertise with us in a conversation about the value of getting outside, and how urban planning, accessibility, and the advancement of a new movement in Canada are working to destigmatize mental health. 

A Critical Conversation (w/ Marcella Munro)

This week, host Jason Hatcher is joined by Marcella Munro, Head of Government and Regulatory Affairs for Teck Resources, a diversified natural resources company with operations in Canada, the US, Chile, and Peru. Teck is engaged in mining and mineral development, including coal for the steelmaking industry, copper, zinc, and other critical minerals. Listen in as the duo chat about all things Canadian mining.

Growing Opportunity (w/ Ryan Wright)

To kick off season 2, host Jason Hatcher chats with co-founder and president of NuLeaf Farms, Ryan Wright. NuLeaf Farms is a Calgary-based vertical farm changing the game for how western Canadians access fresh produce. The duo discuss innovation in agriculture, addressing food security, and what’s in store for the future of vertical farming.

The Energy Exchange | The Pragmatic Middle

In the series finale of The Energy Exchange, a joint podcast produced by Navigator and Gowling, co-hosts Jason and Lorne are joined by S&P Global’s Kevin Birn to chat about the future of the energy sector amidst a constantly changing backdrop. Listen in as the trio discuss energy security, the sector’s transition, and Canada’s role as a global energy producer.