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Guest: Rhianna Nagel

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Rhianna Nagel

Join Lunchable Learning Monday January 31st at noon PT!  Rhianna Nagel will share with us her experience and expertise with  mentorship and mentorship programs. You won’t want to miss it! Here’s the link to listen!:

Rhianna Nagel runs the Community-Engaged Learning (CEL) Office in the Division of Learning and Teaching Support and Innovation at the University of Victoria. She comes to this work through interests in asset-based community building, learning through reflection on doing, and social and ecological interconnectedness. She has participated as a mentor and a mentee in a number of mentorship programs and fosters mentorship relationships in CEL.

Guest: Isabeau Iqbal

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Isabeau Iqbal

Join Lunchable Learning Monday January 24th at noon PT  for a chat with Isabeau Iqbal on the topic of “Personal and career planning.” Here’s the link to listen!:

Isabeau (she/her) is a career coach who works with ambitious perfectionists ready to move forward in their higher education career. She has a soft spot for higher education professionals because she has worked in post-secondary institutions, as an educational developer and facilitator, for over 19 years.  

Isabeau’s own joy comes from helping people take action, make decisions, reduce overwhelm, and overcome procrastination. The aim: Less daily grind, more daily great!

Isabeau is certified with the International Coaching Federation and is a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach. She has a PhD in Education from the University of British Columbia.

Her happy place: being active in the local mountains. 


Show Notes


Coming soon!


More about Isabeau


Subscribe to her newsletter:

A worksheet on values:

Strengths assessments (some free, some paid):


Glorius – MaMuse

RailroadBéla Fleck & Abigail Washburn 



UDL in the Cloud!: How to Design and Deliver Online Education Using Universal Design for Learning by Katie Novak and Tom Thibodeau

Guest: Sarah Lefebure

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Sarah Lefebure

Join us Monday January 17th at noon PT on Lunchable Learning for a conversation with Sarah Lefebure about wellness and self-care. 2022 didn’t exactly start the way we anticipated… In our first show of 2022 we hope to recharge and reframe with some fun music and a thoughtful conversation with Sarah.  Here’s the link to listen:

Sarah Lefebure, MA, RCC has been a college counsellor since 2008 and has been working at Okanagan College in Penticton, on the unceded territory of the Syilx Okanagan, for the past 5 years. In addition to individual counselling, Sarah enjoys facilitating group offerings and other projects to further the conversation about mental wellness on campus. She believes we all need a toolkit filled with a variety of strategies to help ourselves weather the ups and downs of life and help ourselves to flourish, especially as we continue to navigate the pandemic.      

Grab your lunch, pull up a comfy chair, and join us on #ds106radio. You can find the radio button on our page: 

Show Notes



Canadian Mental Health Association 

Listener Challenge

Set aside 10 minutes a day for self-care. Think what will work for you, what feels good and will nourish you. #LunchableLearning #ds106radio



This Will Be Our Year –  The Zombies

Brave – Sara Bareilles

Blackbird – Sarah McLachlan

Bad Habits – Ed Sheeran



The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down by  Haemin Sunim

Atomic Habits by James Clear


We can do hard things hosted by Glennon Doyle

Bréne Brown interviews James Clear

Special Guests: Tracy Roberts and Grant Potter

Join Lunchable Learning on December 13th Noon – 1 PM PT for an extended 60-minute program with special guests Tracy Roberts, BCcampus and Grant Potter, UNBC. Our theme is “Celebrate our sector.”  We will highlight stories, shout-outs, and songs dedicated to BC post-secondary people, projects, and programs that have stood out for you in 2021. Let’s shine a light on them!

“Celebrate our Sector” and join in the fun and the conversation #LunchableLearning #ds106radio. [Note: Information on submitting songs and  shoutouts has been removed.]

Tracy Roberts
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Tracy Roberts

Tracy is a settler living gratefully on Lekwungen Territory.  At work, she is director of Learning and Teaching at BCcampus. At home (which is also where she works), she requires cats, coffee, and creativity in order to carry on. Her secret wish is to be a DJ or radio star, in spite of not knowing anything about either. She blogs very rarely at



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Grant Potter

Grant Potter

Grant Potter has been a faculty member at UNBC since 2007 and works with the UNBC Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology overseeing the university’s instructional design and instructional technology operations.

Grant is an advocate of open educational practices, open source software, and the potential of the open web for teaching and learning.  Grant’s ethos and approach is evidenced by his work with https://ds106.us, and

Grant writes and collects bits of the web at  

When not at a computer screen, Grant can be found making all sorts of noise with amplifiers or paddling far from shore.

drawing of a radio

Doodle by Tracy Roberts

Show Notes



BCOEL BC Open Education Librarians

BC post-secondary instructional designers!

BCcampus Learning + Teaching

BCcampus Open Education

FLO Facilitators

Ian Linkletter 

ETUG BC Educational Technology Users Group

BCTLC BC Teaching & Learning Council

BCcampus Research Fellows

Peer Connect BC


Wide Open Spaces – The Chicks

Oye Como Va – Santana

A Feeling by the Ocean

* DNCE – Cake By The Ocean
* Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop the Feeling
* The Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling
* Fleur East – Sax
* Aretha Franklin – A Deeper Love
* Boston – More than A Feelin

A Feeling By The Ocean (DNCE / Justin Timberlake / Black Eyed Peas & more) By Kill_mR_DJ mashups is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.

Into the Great Wide Open – Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers

Firework– Katy Perry

Wela’linEmma Stevens

Fight the Power – The Isley Brothers

The Times They are A Changin – The Byrds

Zoot Suit Riots -Cherry Poppin Daddies

Sixteen For Awhile – The Celtic Connection

Blind Fireworks – Jonathan Orr

Raise Your Glass – Pink


Upcoming Events:

HyFlex in Action event: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

FLO Facilitator Terri Bateman’s Accessibility Checker tip


Tracy’sTop 5 Favourite things of 2021

Grant’s Top 5 Favourite things of 2021

Guest: Mirabelle Tinio

Join us on December 6th  for a visit with Mirabelle Tinio when we will chat on the topic of “Connectedness and community building in the classroom and beyond.”

Tune-in 12 Noon PT on DS106 Radio  and listen with the link:

Join the conversation #LunchableLearning #ds106radio!


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Mirabelle Tinio

Mirabelle Tinio is an Educational Technology advisor, French instructor, and Chair of Modern Languages at snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓-Langara College, in Vancouver, British Columbia. She has an MA in French literature from UBC and a Maîtrise de lettres modernes from la Sorbonne Nouvelle and is currently pursuing a Master of Education at UBC. In addition to teaching, she offers workshops on learning technologies, supports instructors with EdTech tools, and facilitates book clubs. She enjoys collaborating with others on projects that are student-centred, exploring opportunities to work with students as partners and building connectedness and community.

Over the last 18 years as a French instructor, she has come to realize how important it is to collaborate with fellow instructors and has enjoyed working with colleagues throughout B.C. who teach Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese and Spanish on projects through the Standing Committee on Language Articulation (SCOLA). Collaborating with BCcampus on the Small Teaching Online book club in the Spring of 2020 has been an incredibly rewarding experience. The pandemic has given her first-hand experience of how connection in the classroom and with colleagues can empower us.

She is acutely aware of the need for social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in post-secondary institutions and is concerned that, despite learning institutions existing for students, sometimes students’ needs are forgotten. As a lifelong learner, she is constantly challenging herself to be a more reflective teacher and find ways to humanize education.

Show Notes


Book Clubs

BCCampus Online Book Club

BCcampus Book Club SPLOT or Small Teaching Online Book Club Took Kit: a collaboration between Langara College and BCcampus

Q & A with Flower Darby


Listener Challenge 

“Invite someone over for coffee or a chat (in person or via Zoom) and share a strategy you use to connect with students #LunchableLearning #ds106radio”


ETUG (BC Educational Technology Users Group)



Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper

Alors On Danse – Stromae

Do you Wanna Do Nothing with Me – Lawrence

Guest: Junsong Zhang

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Junsong Zhang

On November 29th, Junsong Zhang  joins us to talk about “Designing online, blended and immersive learning experiences.”

Tune-in 12 Noon on DS106 Radio with this link to listen.  Join the conversation #LunchableLearning #ds106radio!


Junsong is currently a Program Manager, Simulations, at the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Innovation at the Justice Institute of British Columbia.

His main responsibilities include designing blended and online courses for JIBC schools and government agencies, developing gamified 3D simulations with emerging technology, consulting with stakeholders on technology and design, creating resources and workshops for faculty and students, and contributing to various initiatives on teaching and learning such as Universal Design for Learning. Recently he is also leading the pilot of a new ePortfolio tool with JIBC schools and divisions.

Junsong holds a Master of Education from the University of British Columbia and a Master of Digital Media from the Center for Digital Media. He is passionate about transforming learning experiences with digital technology, delivering user-centred products and solutions, fostering personal and professional development, and improving team collaboration and performance in complex environments.



Show Notes


Publications (see Junsong’s blog for more)

Zhang, J., Takacs, S., Truong L., Smulders, D., Lee, H. (2021). Assessment Design: Perspectives and Examples Informed by Universal Design for Learning. Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation. Justice Institute of British Columbia

Takacs, S., Zhang, J, Lee, H. (2020). Universal Design for Learning: Strategies for Blended and Online Learning. Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation. Justice Institute of British Columbia

Takacs, S. & Zhang, J (2020). Universal Design for Learning: A Practical Guide. Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation. Justice Institute of British Columbia


Listener Challenge

“What type of simulations have been/are widely used in  your institution or organization and what is the impact  to learning and assessment?”  Share #LunchableLearning #ds106radio


Book Recommendation 

Costanza-Chock, S. (2020). Design justice: Community-led practices to build the worlds we need. Available via Open Access,


BCcampus Webinars/Courses

December 3rd webinar Engagement Strategies for Hybrid/Hyflex Courses

November 30th, webinar OER Production Series: Beyond Accessibility

December 6-10th (asynchronous micro-course)  More than Words: Developing Anti-Racism Policies


Easy on Me  – Adele

Exogenisis: Symphony Part 3 (Redemptiom)  – Muse

Close Your Eyes – KSHMR X Tungevaag

Guest: Jewell Gillies

On November 22nd, Jewell Gilles  joins us to talk about “Humility in Higher Education – How to naturalize Indigenous World Views into practice.”

Tune-in 12 Noon on DS106 Radio with this link to listen.  Join the conversation #LunchableLearning #ds106radio!


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Jewell Gillies

Jewell Gillies (they/them) is a proud Two-Spirit Indigenous Person from the Kwakwakawakw First Nation in BC. They works for Okanagan College in their Aboriginal Services Department, Chair for the Sexual Violence Prevention Committee, Chair for the Positive Space Committee, and a Mental Health Training facilitator for the Okanagan College Wellness Peer Ambassador Program. Jewell is also the Executive Board Chair for Strengthening Connections, the Indigenous Recruitment Collective in BC for Post-Secondary and Career pathways recruitment. Jewell is also an independent contractor for organizations like BCcampus, working as their Indigenous Advisor on their Mental Health and Wellness and Sexual Violence and Misconduct OER’s.


Show Notes


Climate Action


Listener Challenge

“Identify what is your action that you will take that is going to support Truth and Reconciliation and shift the meter for equity for all of our people.” Share your thoughts  #LunchableLearning #ds106radio


BCcampus webinar:

Inclusion Training: Understanding Diversity and Inclusion for Safer Spaces for Queer, Trans, and Two-Spirit Team Members and Students. First offering:  November 23rd 10 am – 12:00 pm. Info to Register.

Additional offerings:


FLO Tech  Tool 

Annie Prud’homme-Généreux shares her tip on the tool dotstorming:




One Day – Matisyahu

All Nations Rise – Lyla June

This is Me –  from The Greatest Showman

Guest: Saeed Dyanatkar

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Saeed Dyanatkar

On Monday November 15th, Saeed  Dyanatkar will talk to us about “Creating an Innovation Hub with Permission to Fail.”

Tune-in 12 Noon PT on DS106 Radio  and listen with the link:

Join the conversation #LunchableLearning #ds106radio!


Saeed Dyanatkar is the executive producer of the award-winning UBC Studios and the Emerging Media Lab at the University of the British Columbia. Saeed has been leading and facilitating innovation projects that focus on applications of emerging technologies in teaching and learning for over a decade at UBC.

In 2016, with support from UBC leadership, and in collaboration with a group of faculty and staff Saeed initiated the Emerging Media Lab (EML) at UBC. The EML provides an interdisciplinary innovation incubation hub with “Permission to Fail” for turning innovative ideas into new tools or techniques. At EML, faculty, students and staff, collaborate on experimenting with emerging technologies to solve problems related to teaching, learning and research.

In collaboration with colleagues from other universities and industry, Saeed also spearheaded the creation of the Emerging Media Community of Practice (EM CoP) where practitioners and researchers from across the country meet, exchange ideas, and share their work in a regular basis.

Show Notes

More Info:

Listener Challenge

“Think of a gap or problem in BC postsecondary education that might be solved through greater inter-institutional/organizational collaboration. What might that be?”  Share your problem and invite collaborators to connect.  #LunchableLearning #dsd106radio


BCcampus webinar

OER Production Series: Technical Accessibility Webinar on November 18th. Info to register.


Book recommendation

Design to Engage by Beth Cougler Blom


Beautiful Day – U2

Where is the Love?  – Black Eyed Peas

Blackbird by The Beatles sung in Mi’kmaq  – Emma Stevens


Guest: Sophia Palahicky

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Dr. Sophia Palahicky

Join us on November 8th  when we will be having a conversation with Dr. Sophia Palahicky on the topic of “Leadership and Relationships”.

Tune-in 12 Noon PT on DS106 Radio  and listen with the link:

Join the conversation #LunchableLearning #ds106radio!



Dr. Sophia Palahicky is currently serving as Associate Director of the Centre for Teaching and Educational Technologies (CTET). She provides leadership for instructional design, faculty development, and CTET Studio. The Learning Design team works with core and associate faculty to design and develop courses and programs that promote social constructivist learning, team based learning, and collaborative learning as prescribed by the learning, teaching and research model of RRU.

She has more than 12 years of experience in the field of educational technologies, instructional design, and online education. She worked as an instructional designer at the University of Manitoba and was a provincial consultant for web-based courses for Manitoba Education and Advanced Learning.

Sophia completed her Doctor of Education (EdD) with Athabasca University.  Her dissertation focused on virtual learning for Indigenous students. She also holds a Master of Distance Education (MDE) from Athabasca University and teaches in Royal Roads University’s School of Education and Technology.  She is certified with B.C. College of Teachers.

Show Notes


Royal Roads International Ted Talks – Sophia Palahicky – Racism Not Racists

H elped each other out
U nderstood that we had to do things efficiently and together as a team
D edicated time for planning
D ivided the work so everyone was carrying an equitable load
L imited distractions by prioritizing
E mbraced opportunities to do things differently
D eepened relationships within the team by listening and being open, respectful supportive

Listener Challenge

“The challenge is to create a compelling title for an article that has potential to go viral that includes these two words – leadership and relationships. My title that I think would go viral is – “Bad leadership. Bad relationships. What’s the difference?”  Share your compelling title for an article #LunchableLearning #ds106radio


Aschaiek, Sharon. How instructional designers enabled the great shift to digital learning amid COVID (2021, October 13). University Affairs. Retrieved November 2, 2021, from

Palahicky, S. (2020). Enhancing learning design for innovative teaching in higher education. International Global Publishing.

Palahicky, S. (2020). Innovative leadership: The higher educational context. In Palahicky, S. (2020). Enhancing learning design for innovative teaching in higher education. International Global Publishing.

Palahicky, S. (2020). Innovative curriculum design: A disruptive approach. In Palahicky, S. (2020). Enhancing learning design for innovative teaching in higher education. International Global Publishing.

Palahicky, S., et al. (2018). Pedagogical values in online and blended learning environments in higher education. In Keengwe, J. (2018). Handbook of research on blended learning pedagogies and professional development in higher education. International Global Publishing


FLO Tech Tool

Accessibility checker – BCcampus. (2021. October 6). Retrieved November 2, 2021, from


Book Club Hub Event  How to be an Antiracist Book: Act 3 Schools and Syllabus

Wed. Nov. 10th at 10 am (PT).  For more information and to register see event information.


We Remember – Barish Golland


Happy – Pharrell Williams

Courage to Change – Sia

Guest: Peter Arthur

On November 1st , Peter Arthur will  join us to talk about the “Pedagogy  of Care”.  As Director of Professional Programs and Summer Institute in Education, as well as being the Professor of Teaching in the Okanagan School of Education, UBC, Peter will share what “Pedagogy of Care” is, why it is important, and how you might show care for students in your own teaching practice.

Tune-in 12 Noon PT on DS106 Radio  and listen with the link:

Join the conversation #LunchableLearning #ds106radio!

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Dr. Peter Arthur


Show Notes



Larsen, Andrew Shayne, “Who Cares? Developing a Pedagogy of Caring in Higher Education” (2015). All Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 4287.

Listener Challenge 

“Think about what you are already doing to show care for students in your learning context. What other thing could you do or try?” Please share #LunchableLearning and #ds106radio or post in the web site blog comments.


Other show references

How We Make Family: Making Decolonization Personal – BCcampus. Accessed 1 Nov. 2021.

Open Education Global Awards for Excellence 

Ted Lasso – a show about kindness and care



Give a Little Bit – Supertramp

What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

1000 Arms – Blue Rodeo

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