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5/5/2022

New Normal: How Fast Fashion Can Slow Down and Go Green, with Javad Nasiry

Season 3, Ep. 15
Fast fashion is a rapidly expanding subsection of an already environmentally problematic industry. What does a truly sustainable fashion industry model look like—and will customers buy it? In episode 9 of the second season of The "New Normal" podcast series, Professor Javad Nasiry from the Desautels Faculty of Management joins journalist Dave Kaufman to discuss the environmental impact of the fast fashion industry and what can be done to lessen its carbon footprint. Nasiry examines certain initiatives already underway and whether they have made a measurable difference, delving into the question of what an alternative to today’s fast fashion would look like and if it could make the industry more sustainable.“My philosophical take on sustainability is something like this,” Nasiry explains. “At the moment, our approach is to say that we have a profitability framework, so we are profit maximizers as a corporation, and sustainability comes as a constraint shackle of what we can do; it becomes a nuisance. Hopefully if we can change this into a framework of sustainability within which we are trying to maximize the profit, then we will have a much more sustainable business model.”Delve’s The "New Normal" podcast series is a collaboration between journalist Dave Kaufman andDelve, the official thought leadership platform of McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management. The “New Normal” is produced byDelveand Dave Kaufman, with audio engineering by David Rawalia. Each episode looks in-depth at a different aspect of the new normal that we are all navigating due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Original music by Saku Mantere.Dave Kaufmanis a Montreal-based journalist and commentator. He has worked for CJAD 800 and TSN 690 Radio in Montreal, CTV News Channel, CTV Montreal, and TalkRadio and SkyNews in the United Kingdom. He has written for the National Post, Montreal Gazette, and Toronto Sun and other publications. Follow him on Twitter at@TheKaufmanShow.You can subscribe to theDelvepodcast onall major podcast platforms, includingApple podcastsandSpotify, and followDelveon:LinkedIn,Facebook,Twitter,Instagram, andYouTube.
4/14/2022

New Normal: How Healthcare Systems Impact Practitioner Distress, with Dr. Martin A. Koyle

Season 3, Ep. 14
What can be done when healthcare leaders say that they simply can't work anymore? On The "New Normal" podcast series, Dr. Martin A. Koyle, Former Chief of the Division of Urology at The Hospital for Sick Children, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Surgery and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto, and a graduate of Desautels’ International Masters in Health Leadership, joins journalist Dave Kaufman to examine how the Canadian healthcare system today is limiting the success of medical practitioners. How does this complex system contribute to the extreme mental duress that medical practitioners face—duress that the COVID-19 pandemic has made more acute? Dr. Koyle also discusses what is being done to break the stigma around burnout, encourage healthcare leadership by physicians, and give those in the medical system the best opportunity to do no harm.Delve’s The "New Normal" podcast series is a collaboration between journalist Dave Kaufman andDelve, the official thought leadership platform of McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management. The “New Normal” is produced byDelveand Dave Kaufman, with audio engineering by David Rawalia. Each episode looks in-depth at a different aspect of the new normal that we are all navigating due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Original music by Saku Mantere.Dave Kaufmanis a Montreal-based journalist and commentator. He has worked for CJAD 800 and TSN 690 Radio in Montreal, CTV News Channel, CTV Montreal, and TalkRadio and SkyNews in the United Kingdom. He has written for the National Post, Montreal Gazette, and Toronto Sun and other publications. Follow him on Twitter at@TheKaufmanShow.You can subscribe to theDelvepodcast onall major podcast platforms, includingApple podcastsandSpotify, and followDelveon:LinkedIn,Facebook,Twitter,Instagram, andYouTube.
3/24/2022

New Normal: How Flexible Healthcare Leadership Eases Crisis with Dr. Lynn Mikula

Season 3, Ep. 12
How have some healthcare organizations maintained their stability and the trust of staff and patients through the COVID-19 pandemic, while others still struggle to adapt? In episode 7 of The "New Normal" podcast series, Dr. Lynn Mikula, the Vice President, Chief of Staff, and Chief Medical Executive of the Peterborough Regional Health Centre and a graduate of Desautels' International Masters for Health Leadership joins journalist Dave Kaufman to examine how management in her health care organization responded to COVID-19, look back at the lessons learned and carried forward from the first wave of the pandemic, and discuss the importance of embracing flexible social structures and psychological safety in the face of wide-scale change.Today, Mikula is able to pinpoint one of her health care centre’s biggest takeaways: “If you can create a space for those teams, if you can arm them with the resources to be effective, and if you can make sure that people come to those teams knowing that they will have trust and psychological safety and that they're empowered to make some decisions, there's a lot that you can do. How do you keep that going now alongside the hierarchy? How do you make space for that in the hierarchy? It’s the main lesson that we're still trying to implement in the hospital.”Delve’s The "New Normal" podcast series is a collaboration between journalist Dave Kaufman andDelve, the official thought leadership platform of McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management. The “New Normal” is produced byDelveand Dave Kaufman, with audio engineering by David Rawalia. Each episode looks in-depth at a different aspect of the new normal that we are all navigating due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Original music by Saku Mantere.Dave Kaufmanis a Montreal-based journalist and commentator. He has worked for CJAD 800 and TSN 690 Radio in Montreal, CTV News Channel, CTV Montreal, and TalkRadio and SkyNews in the United Kingdom. He has written for the National Post, Montreal Gazette, and Toronto Sun and other publications. Follow him on Twitter at@TheKaufmanShow.You can subscribe to theDelvepodcast onall major podcast platforms, includingApple podcastsandSpotify, and followDelveon:LinkedIn,Facebook,Twitter,Instagram, andYouTube.