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The Academic Issue Podcast

A podcast by University Affairs


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University Affairs is proud to present The Academic Issue, your go-to podcast about Canadian academia.

Launching May 13, The Academic Issue will examine the forces shaping higher education today through conversations with leading experts from campuses across the country. Join host Kate Kenyon as she explores life through the academic lens.


Episode 1: AI and Academia

Photo courtesy of Geoff Robins

Generative AI tools like Chat GPT have already sent shockwaves through the academic world, raising complex questions about academic integrity and the nature of learning.

As AI and its applications continue to develop at a rapid pace, what will the technology mean for the future of higher education? In this inaugural episode, Kate speaks with Mark Daley, the first Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer appointed at a Canadian university.


About Your Host

Kate Kenyon, Producer and Host

Kate Kenyon is a digital content creator with a passion for research and academia.

Originally from the U.K., Kate began her career at The British Academy in London, where she collaborated with the Home Office to develop international mobility pathways for world-leading academics. Following a move to Montreal, she deepened her knowledge of the Canadian university landscape as the producer and host of Mitacs’ inaugural podcast, The Edge.

Kate holds a degree in Modern Languages from University College London, and speaks English, French, and Italian.

Read our Q&A with Kate here.