Since then, COVID-19 has drastically changed how we live in, work in, and enjoy the world around us. In this two-part series, we explore how COVID-19 has affected us through several unique lenses and experiences. For part one, we navigate this discussion from working professionals in education, communication, and journalism.

Featuring Jennifer Maddrell (instructional design consultant, college instructor and founder of Designers for Learning), JR Dingwall (instructional designer at the University of Saskatchewan), Jean-Sébastien Marier (Professor in the Department of Communication, University of Ottawa).

I had an opportunity to speak with host Chris Gunter about the impact that I’ve been seeing of Covid-19 on higher education, particularly in Canada. Some of the questions we discussed, with a higher education focus, included:

  • How has COVID-19 impacted the world?
  • What do you feel is the most pressing issue that we need to deal with?
  • What does an ideal post-COVID-19 world look like?
    • How do we get there?
  • What are the ‘lessons learned’ that we can take from the COVID-19 experience?

There were two other’s interviewed to give perspectives from other areas, including my colleague and friend, Dr. Jennifer Maddrell, Founder and CEO of Designers for Learning.

Listen here:

Produced by Élisabeth-Bruyère School of Social Innovation, in collaboration with Magnéto.
Sound recording and editing: Jonathan Durand Folco.
Hosted by Christopher John Gunter.