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Hikma Collective Podcast

Season 2

Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic in the Long-Term Care Sector: Interview with Dr. Farinaz Havaei

Season 2, Episode 3

Dr. Naz (Farinaz) Havaei shares some of the findings that emerged from a series of dialogues with key stakeholders about new policies that were implemented during the pandemic. She also shares recommendations for improving these policies to help build resilience in the sector and improve quality of life and conditions for long-term care residents, families, and health care workers.

Where to Start with the Microplastics Problem (it doesn't need to be the beginning or the end): Interview with Dr. Brian Hunt

Season 2, Episode 2

A conversation with Dr Brian Hunt about his research with herring around Denman Island, how microplastics can enter the food web, and why tackling microplastics requires a multi-directional approach and all levels of action. 

Three Tips to Plan Your Funding Strategy

Season 2, Episode 1

Erica Machulak, founder of Hikma, shares three of her top tips for planning an effective and manageable funding strategy for the next year.


The Hikma Collective Podcast is a tapestry of ideas tested, relationships built, and learnings gathered since our organization launched in October 2020.

The mission of the Hikma Collective is to build a crossroads and community for people who drive change by translating ideas across contexts.

As we say in our Season 1 trailer, “change is a process—not a moment.” We invite you to learn more about our process and next steps.

Learn More about the Hikma Collective

Previous Seasons:

Season One: The Art of Alternatives

In this season, you’ll hear conversations with higher ed administrators, startup founders, and social sector leaders about the creative power of ‘in-betweenness’ and the many different pathways through which ideas take shape, travel and thrive.

Listen to Season One


Hikma is situated on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the ən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓-speaking xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people. Our speakers, team members and listeners are based all over the world. Wherever you are, we encourage you to learn more about whose lands you're on.

Our work would not be possible without the generous encouragement, labor, and funding of many. We thank our past and present team members, speakers, mentors, funders, and Hikma Collective members for making this work possible.

Our first season features guest speakers from our Summer 2020 course, Entrepreneurship for PhDs. This program brought together a cohort of creative and generous emerging scholars and speakers across academia, industry, and the social sector. The participants and speakers in this course inspired and built the foundations for our learning community, the Hikma Collective.

This podcast weaves together the ideas and contributions of Hikma team members, many of whom have enriched our work as students and consultants: Matthew Tomkinson (2022 Artist in Residence), Nadia Sasso (Equity Consultant), Amanda Bohne (Learning Advisor), Chiara de Silva (Course Coordinator), Nicole Markland (Virtual Community Specialist), Dasharah Green (Digital Storytelling Coordinator), Eufemia Baldassarre (Partnership Development Coordinator), and Sophia van Hees (Creative Director).

At Hikma, we are committed to supporting emerging scholars and practitioners through our internships, made possible with the generous support of our partners and funders. The following organizations have supported this podcast by funding past and present members of the Hikma team. We thank them for their investment in creative, outstanding people who have enriched and amplified our work.