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To wrap up Season 4 of Becoming, host Catherine Tang had a chance to sit down and chat with someone who has impacted her life greatly - Dr. Bob Crawford. In this episode, Bob talks about entering the field of computing in the 60s,  his 40+ years with Queen's University, and how faith has shaped the way he approaches life and those around him. Connect with us: Get in touch with Bob Crawford through Ryandale Transitional HousingCatherine Tang can be found on Twitter at @EduScribblings Theme music: "Inspiring and Upbeat" by Scott Holmeswww.scottholmesmusic.com
Growing up, Christopher Ng wanted nothing more than to be a pilot. After studying to be a teacher in university, he had the opportunity to realize his childhood dream. Listen to him talk with host Catherine Tang about applying his love for math and physics, redefining home and the logistics of flying in a pandemic.Connect with us: You can reach out to Christopher Ng via email at christopherfng@gmail.com.Catherine Tang can be found on Twitter at @EduScribblings Theme music: "Inspiring and Upbeat" by Scott Holmeswww.scottholmesmusic.com
Aba Mortley has never been one to turn down an opportunity, and that “why not” approach has led her to complete a PhD, become a small business owner, and sit on countless boards and committees. In this episode, Aba chats with host Catherine Tang about growing up in Trinidad and Tobago, her first impressions of Kingston, and why it’s so important to her to give back - both corporately and personally.Connect with us: Aba Mortley through Cher-Mère Spa at https://cher-mere.ca/Catherine Tang can be found on Twitter at @EduScribblings Theme music: "Inspiring and Upbeat" by Scott Holmeswww.scottholmesmusic.com
Bhavana Varma has been with the United Way for over 30 years, and has served more than 20 of those years as President and CEO here in Kingston. In this episode, she talks with host Catherine Tang about growing up in India, carving a new life in Canada, and how she’s seen Kingston change over the last few decades.Connect with us: Find the contact information for Bhavana Varma at https://www.unitedwaykfla.ca/staffteam/Catherine Tang can be found on Twitter at @EduScribblings Theme music: "Inspiring and Upbeat" by Scott Holmeswww.scottholmesmusic.com
Paul Sokoloff is a botanist, yogi and lover of long walks. Listen in as he chats with host Catherine Tang about the Arctic, space, and his work at the Canadian Museum of Nature.Connect with us: Find out more about Paul Sokoloff and the Canadian Museum of Nature at https://nature.ca/en/homeCatherine Tang can be found on Twitter at @EduScribblings Theme music: "Inspiring and Upbeat"' by Scott Holmeswww.scottholmesmusic.com
Xiaobing Shen grew up in rural China and moved to Canada in the 90s for schooling and the prospect of a better life. However, he found his way back to farming, and has carved a niche for himself now preparing the foods that he grew up eating. In this episode, Xiaobing shares his honest journey with host Catherine Tang.Connect with us: Find Xiaobing Shen at the Memorial Centre Farmer’s Market, or check out Long Road Ecological Farm at http://www.longroadecofarm.ca/Catherine Tang can be found on Twitter at @EduScribblings Theme music: "Inspiring and Upbeat"' by Scott Holmeswww.scottholmesmusic.com
If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be a professional ballet dancer, then listen in. For episode 27, host Catherine Tang chats with Elizabeth Lamont about boarding school, being in a documentary, and what it takes to make it in the world of ballet.Connect with us: Elizabeth Lamont is on Instagram at @elizabethlamontballetYou can find out more about the Royal Winnipeg Ballet at rwb.org or on their instagram page @rwballet Catherine Tang can be found on Twitter at @EduScribblings Theme music: "Inspiring and Upbeat"' by Scott Holmeswww.scottholmesmusic.com
We are back with Season 4 of Becoming! For the first episode in this season, host Catherine Tang invites Evan Mitchell onto the show. They talk about what it means to be a Music Director, how the symphony experience has changed, and even Evan’s love of video games. Connect with us: You can find out more about the Kingston Symphony Orchestra at kingstonsymphony.ca or by emailing admin@kingstonsymphony.ca to connect with Evan MitchellCatherine Tang can be found on Twitter at @EduScribblings Theme music: "Inspiring and Upbeat"' by Scott Holmeswww.scottholmesmusic.com
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Kingstonians have been turning to Dr. Kieran Moore for guidance and reassurance. In this final episode of our mini-season, Dr. Moore talks with host Catherine Tang about how Kingston prepared for the pandemic, what being a Medical Officer of Health is all about, and why he loves the field of medicine.Connect with us:Dr. Kieran Moore on Twitter or through KFL&A Public HealthCatherine Tang on Twitter at @EduScribblingsTheme music: "Inspiring and Upbeat"' by Scott Holmeswww.scottholmesmusic.com
Ever since she was little, Laura Carter knew that she wanted to be a public librarian. She didn't, however, expect to be Chief Librarian in the midst of a global pandemic. In this episode of Becoming, listen in as Laura talks to host Catherine Tang about library school and what it's like leading a library service during a pandemic. She also shares what she's reading these days and how she's giving back in the broader Kingston community.Connect with us:Laura Carter on LinkedIn or through KFPL Catherine Tang on Twitter at @EduScribblingsTheme music: "Inspiring and Upbeat"' by Scott Holmeswww.scottholmesmusic.com
Stephanie Wu is someone who is familiar with pivots.  A marketer by day, and a musician by night, Stephanie is living proof that you can pursue your dreams if you make the most of every opportunity you're given. In Episode 23 of Becoming, Stephanie chats with host Catherine Tang about startup culture and what life as a professional musician often looks like.Connect with us:Stephanie Wu on LinkedIn and YouTube Catherine Tang on Twitter at @EduScribblingsYou can also check out Stephanie's cover of Taylor Swift's The Last Great American Dynasty on Spotify.Theme music: "Inspiring and Upbeat"' by Scott Holmeswww.scottholmesmusic.com
Growing up, Alicea Easthope-Frazer loved both science and the arts. In college, she found her niche in Environmental Science, and today she's the Operations Manager for Aquaya - a non-profit dedicated to improving water and sanitation access in the developing world. In this episode of Becoming, Alicea talks with with host Catherine Tang about her work, her time serving in the Peace Corps and why she's glad she waited to go to grad school. As a work-from-home veteran, Alicea ends the episode by sharing some of the joys and struggles of working from home, as well as some exciting new changes in her life.You can connect with Alicea through email at a.easthopefrazer@gmail.com.You can also find host Catherine Tang on Twitter at @EduScribblings.Theme music: "Inspiring and Upbeat"' by Scott Holmeswww.scottholmesmusic.com
If you've ever seen a vibrant, hand-painted window installation in Kingston, Ontario, you've likely witnessed a creation by Danielle Folkerts. Danielle is the artist behind @thetravellingartisan, and the guest for this season opener.Recording for Season 3 of Becoming began in early 2020, just as the pandemic was beginning to change the world as we know it. In this episode, Danielle talks to host Catherine Tang about her heart for the arts and for the ocean, as well as her candid reflections on what it's been like to be an artist in the midst of the pandemic.To connect with Danielle, you can find her on instagram at @thetravellingartisan or at daniellefolkerts.com. For more information about Tett Tuesdays, check out tettcentre.org.You can also find host Catherine Tang on Twitter at @EduScribblings.Theme music: "Inspiring and Upbeat"' by Scott Holmeswww.scottholmesmusic.com
Season 3 Trailer

Season 3 Trailer

2021-02-2201:12

It's been a while, but Season 3 of Becoming is launching on March 1! Listen in as host Catherine Tang talks with her guests about their childhood aspirations and their journeys, as well as how the pandemic has affected their lives and their work. New episodes drop every Monday. Theme music: “Inspiring and Upbeat” by Scott Holmes www.scottholmesmusic.com
020 Becoming Wendy Liu

020 Becoming Wendy Liu

2020-02-0339:30

In 2010, Wendy Liu posted her very first video online. Now, 10 years later, she is best known as @withwendy, and has a thriving Youtube channel where she makes clothes and shows others how they can do it themselves! In this episode of Becoming, which closes out Season 2 of the podcast, Wendy chats with host Catherine Tang about her office building dreams, taking the plunge into Youtube, and the things that make life worthwhile.Connect with us:@withwendy on Youtube and Instagram@EduScribblings on TwitterTheme music: "Inspiring and Upbeat"' by Scott Holmeswww.scottholmesmusic.com
Throughout her life, Madeline Wu has been fueled both by a deep pragmatism and practicality as well as a strong desire to see injustice and inequalities righted. She's found a marriage of those two ideals in her current role as a Mission Investing Officer at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. For episode 19 of Becoming, she chats with host Catherine Tang about investing for impact rather than for profit, serving in the Peace Corps, and making an impact no matter who you are.Connect with us:@madelineywu on Twitter@EduScribblings on TwitterTheme music: "Inspiring and Upbeat"' by Scott Holmeswww.scottholmesmusic.com
For over 30 years now, Brad Walker has been behind the wheel for UPS, and he's got a wealth of stories about what people will (or won't) do for their packages to show for it. In this episode of Becoming, Brad gives host Catherine Tang a glimpse into the ups and downs of the shipping world, as well as his advice for living life well.Theme music: "Inspiring and Upbeat"' by Scott Holmeswww.scottholmesmusic.com
Maddee Linton is an interior designer based here in Kingston. By day, she works for local architectural firm Alexander Wilson, but she also has her own business - Maddee Rose Design. In Episode 17 of Becoming, Maddee chats with host Catherine Tang about what her home was like growing up, why she loves antiquing, and her biggest piece of design advice.Connect with us:@maddeerosedesign on Instagram or maddeerose.com@EduScribblings on TwitterTheme music: "Inspiring and Upbeat"' by Scott Holmeswww.scottholmesmusic.com
There are many things that make a city great, but what Julie Fossitt is most passionate about is seeing arts and culture flourish in our community. For Episode 16 of Becoming, host Catherine Tang talks to Julie - the Manager of Marketing for Culture Services at the City of Kingston - about playing the trombone, marketing, and learning continually. Connect with us:@juliefossitt on Instagram and Twitter or www.juliefossitt.ca@EduScribblings on TwitterTheme music: "Inspiring and Upbeat"' by Scott Holmeswww.scottholmesmusic.com
Growing up, coming together for a meal was an integral part of life for Cici Banks. And after working in the food industry for a few years, she decided it was time to go to culinary school. In this episode of Becoming, host Catherine Tang chats with Cici about what life is like for her as the head chef of Olivea.Connect with us:@25banks_ on Instagram@EduScribblings on TwitterTheme music: "Inspiring and Upbeat"' by Scott Holmeswww.scottholmesmusic.com
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