April 15, 2021 | Alumni

Listen now: Maydianne Andrade's podcast, The New Normal, navigates us into the future

Maydianne Andrade smiles next to a screen showing the name of her podcast: The New Normal.

The global pandemic has altered much of our daily lives and is shaping how we view our future.

“You would think spending the last 20 years teaching evolutionary biology at the University of Toronto might have prepared me for some of this,” says U of T Scarborough professor, and U of T alumna, Maydianne Andrade (MSc 1995). “But none of that helped.”

In a podcast created in collaboration with a University of Toronto Communications team led by producer Lisa Lightbourn, Andrade – the Canada Research Chair in Integrative Behavioural Ecology and vice-dean of faculty affairs and equity at U of T Scarborough – explores how we’re coping with this “new normal” and what kind of future we’re building in the process.

“We are all in this together,” Andrade says. “And what we are when we come out the other side will depend on how we work together to overcome the challenges of this new time.”

Listen to episode 19 (April 8): "Scapegoat" (part two)  with students Gigi Hoi and Alfonso Ralph Mendoza Malano

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Listen to episode 19 (April 8): "Scapegoat"  (part one) with professors Jooyoung Lee and Diana Fu

Listen to episode 18 (March 25, 2021): "One Year Later" - with students, alumni and faculty guests

Listen to episode 17 (March 18, 2021): "Re-shuffle" - the Corona Shuffle revisited

Listen to episode 16 (March 11, 2021): "Binding Myths" WITH UTM PRINCIPAL Alexandra Gillespie

Listen to episode 15 (February 25, 2021): "In Cities we Trust" WITH President Meric Gertler

Listen to episode 14 (February 4, 2021): "The WIsdom of Citizenship" WITH GUEST Wisdom Tettey

Listen to episode 13 (January 14, 2021): "Vulnerable populations" WITH GUEST HOST Kimberley Tull

Listen to episode 12 (November 27, 2020): "The Pedagogy of kindness" WITH GUEST HOST Fiona Rawle


Listen to episode 10 (August 28, 2020): Podcasting in a pandemic

Listen to episode 9 (August 14, 2020): Quiet Streets

Listen to episode 8 (July 31, 2020): Queering the New Normal

Listen to episode 7 (July 10, 2020): A crossroad

Listen to episode 6 (June 19, 2020): Enough: Part 2

Listen to episode 6 (June 12, 2020): Enough: Part 1

Listen to episode 5 (May 29, 2020): Class of 2020

Listen to episode 4 (May 20, 2020): Checking in

Listen to episode 3 (May 13, 2020): Social solidarity

Listen to episode 2 (May 6, 2020): There will be music

Listen to episode 1 (April 29, 2020): The corona shuffle

Listen to Introduction (April 22, 2020): The New Normal


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