Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Podcast Episode 2: Helping veterans in need

Monthly episodes hosted by Liz Pittman

We have a podcast!

The appropriately named techlifetoday podcast launched Sept. 17 and showcases the passion, knowledge and perspectives of NAIT alumni, students and staff.

Hosted by techlifetoday contributor Liz Pittman, the podcast promises to be a place to “learn and be entertained by people with a passion and purpose inside and outside the classroom.” Episodes publish monthly between September and May.

Episode 2: Helping veterans in need

In the second episode, Liz sits down with Christine Bannerman, NAIT’s Health Services supervisor and a lead with the local chapter of Veterans Emergency Transition Services. VETS Canada is a not-for-profit dedicated to identifying and supporting veterans in need. The group helps vets find employment and housing, gets them food or gas cards and connects them with mental health supports and other benefits.

Christine herself is a veteran (she spent 27 years as a military nurse with the Canadian Forces) and shares her passion for supporting those who have served.

Listen above or subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts.

Episode 1: Lessons from around the globe

In our inaugural episode, Liz chats with Terri Flanagan, NAIT’s director of international administration, and international student Bevil Fernandes, who is working to complete is Bachelor of Business Administration – Accounting. They’ve both logged countless miles around the globe and have gained valuable perspectives about people and places from their time abroad.

They’ll discuss how to navigate life as an international student, their favourite places, advice for travellers, and how embracing new cultures and challenging ourselves to look at the world around us can lead to more understanding society.

Listen above or subscribe on iTunes or Google Play.


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