Alumni Spotlight: Social Sciences Radio Hosts

October 16, 2018 - 9:00pm

Two Social Sciences graduates had the unique experience of creating their own radio shows while studying at VIU.

Michael Robert Caditz (Bachelor of Arts ’18, Major in Philosophy), the first student to graduate from VIU with the new Honours in Philosophy degree option, created Spring Forward: The VIU Philosophy Show on the campus-community radio station CHLY 101.7 FM while taking the new philosophy internship course. Every Thursday evening, Caditz hosts special guests, debates philosophical topics, brings callers on-air to join the conversation, and responds to email comments. Caditz is applying to graduate school and his long-term career goal is to get a PhD.

Chelsea Forseth (Bachelor of Arts ’18, Major in Anthropology) created Culture Talks Radio for broadcast on CHLY and podcast on MixCloud. A weekly talk show “about all the unique things that make us human,” Forseth has covered a broad range of topics, from culture shock and reverse culture shock, to food and identity. She plans to eventually become a radio documentarian, and has accepted a short-term position at the Nanaimo Museum.

*This article originally appeared in the Fall 2018 edition of VIU Magazine. Check out more stories on the VIU Magazine webpage.

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