S3: E38: Transversing the Rhodes Scholarship with Canadian Chemist, Julia Levy
“This is a commitment to being trans. Being trans is now a fundamental part of who I am.”
In this episode, Isaac (He/They) and Cyn (She/Her) have an energy-packed conversation with the first openly transgender Canadian woman to win the Rhodes Scholarship. Julia Levy (She/Her), joins us from British Columbia and shares with us her thoughts on a scholarship that is not without its historical controversy, and not originally intended for someone like her. As Julia comes to terms with the award, before heading to Oxford University and putting it to good use; she dives deep into the intersections of being trans in a science-based leadership role. From harm-reduction and trans care, to accessible chemistry educational software, Julia's a Chemist with intention on making an impact in her community.
- Hey, Cis! TD Connected Community Moment: Celebrating scholarships, if you’re a soon-to-be High School Graduate and involved with Pflag Canada, be sure to connect with your local Chapter before March 20th to have your name put forward for the Ted Rogers Scholarship.
- Pflag Canada Chapters - https://pflagcanada.ca/
- TD Scholarship opportunities: https://www.td.com/ca/en/personal-banking/solutions/student-banking/community-leadership-scholarship-for-canadians
Produced and edited in-house.
Hey, Cis! Season 3 is proudly partnered with TD Bank Group.
Hey, Cis! thanks musical artist Craymo for our intro/extro song: Be Myself
Written by: Craig Stephen Raymo/Brandon Jarrett/Joshua Daniel Hershfield (c) (p) 2015 Craymo Music, BMI/Moho Music, ASCAP
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Creators and Guests
Co-Host Hey, Cis! Long-clawed mama bear. Curious social explorer with rose-coloured glasses. Storyteller and accidental entrepreneur. Champion for equity, inclusion and belonging. Not neutral.
Co-Host Hey, Cis! Linguistic fact-finder, digitally-inspired. Trans, non-binary, queer person with a passion for making change. Elevated home-chef and 'Best in Show'