Bring Waterloo to your ear buds
Meet six alumni podcasters sharing their stories, knowledge and inspirations
Waterloo alumni are making waves all around the world—doing amazing work in their industries, communities and on a global scale. Some alumni are even making waves through our phones: sound waves that come through your favourite podcast player.
From business to investing, music and mental health – Waterloo alumni are producing podcasts on a wide variety of topics. If you’ve caught the listening bug, read on for a list of shows that will help you meet fellow alumni through your headphones.
It’s 2021, but on average, women still make less money than their male counterparts. Priya Vir (BA ’11) aims to inspire and help other women with their unique financial journeys in on Her Story Her Way. Tune into her conversations with female professionals on money management.
Rahul Faria (BASc ’06) is the producer and host of the Build our Future Podcast, where he explores the past, present and future of the construction industry. Each episode Rahul speaks with a guest about changes in technology, design, materials and more. Civil engineering alumni may want to start with episode 21, featuring Professor Carl Hass from Waterloo's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Did you know: the University has our own alumni podcast, Uncharted: Warriors in the World. Tune in to hear alumni sharing personal stories about their professional lives and insider knowledge from their industries.
On The Backbone podcast, Shubham Datta (BMath ’13) explores the financial journey of high-growth technology startups. He interviews finance leaders about their practices and challenges as the backbone of their companies.
Trishala Pillai’s (BA ’16) latest podcast, Do More With Less, explores the many dimensions of modern-day jugaad, a common colloquial term in many regional languages in India that loosely translates to flexible problem-solving with limited resources. For scholars and business leaders on her podcast, jugaad is frugally innovating to build faster, better and cheaper products and services. For some, it is about saving our planet by reducing our waste. For others, it is an everyday survival instinct.
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