The AlmaMAC 171: Human Rights-Based Policy with Rida and Sawayra (170 next week)

LISTEN Hello everyone, and welcome to this week’s episode of the AlmaMAC. I’m Adam and I am your producer this week. This week’s episode is a very special one. For one thing, it’s the triumphant return of Sawayra Owais as host of the AlmaMAC. For another, she speaks to a guest who studies some very important, very timely issues. I’d probably label them as crises really. Rida is a Masters student at McMaster university. This week Sawayra talks to her about her research which includes assessing science policy decisions from a human rights perspective. For example: stay at home restrictions … Continue reading The AlmaMAC 171: Human Rights-Based Policy with Rida and Sawayra (170 next week)

The AlmaMAC 169: The Return of Sawayra Owais! (pt 1)

LISTEN Hi hello, and welcome to the show. Today is a particularly special episode of the AlmaMAC. Actually, it’s probably the most Meta episode of the almaMAC that we’ve ever had. Today I’m joined by the inventor of the AlmaMAC, the once and future host of the AlmaMAC, Sawayra Owais! This is actually a 2-parter, since we have so much to talk about. Today we are going to talk about the show in general – how did Sawayra come up with it? What is the goal of the show? How has it evolved, etc.  As listeners may know, I inherited … Continue reading The AlmaMAC 169: The Return of Sawayra Owais! (pt 1)

Twitch Streamer awarded full professorship, starts teaching physics this semester

In a surprising move by one of Canada’s top universities, a popular Twitch streamer and professional gamer @rogerstanfordo has recently been hired to teach physics remotely. Twitch is an American live-streaming website owned by Amazon. As of February 2020, it had 3 million broadcasters monthly and 15 million daily active users, with 1.4 million average concurrent users. Twitch is most known for hosting video game and e-sports competitions, but recently celebrities like T-Pain, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Jagmeet Singh have taken to the platform as well. “No, I don’t know anything about physics really. I mean, I can talk to you … Continue reading Twitch Streamer awarded full professorship, starts teaching physics this semester