In this episode, we examine the evolution of our guests' cultural identities over time, providing a unique perspective on the interplay between heritage and personal growth. We delve into the substantial influence of family and cultural heritage, shedding light on their role in shaping both personal identities and career trajectories. Our discussion uncovers a diverse array of experiences that have molded our guests into multifaceted storytellers. Throughout, we reflect on the impact of narratives, acknowledging the significant power and influence they possess.
Julia is a Senior Specialist, B2B Marketing and Communications at CBC/Radio-Canada and has been part of Media Solutions for six years. She is a passionate storyteller, focused on connecting people to themselves, each other, and the world. Born and raised in the Greater Toronto Area, her parents immigrated to Canada from Jamaica and India.
Justine Fung is a Hong Kong Chinese immigrant who moved to Canada with her family at a very young age. After completing her Radio and Television Arts degree at Ryerson (now Toronto Metropolitan University), she moved to Asia and worked in Hong Kong and Tokyo in the media sector for over 10 years before returning to Toronto. She has been with CBC ever since.
Currently, she serves as the Equity and Inclusion Lead for CBC's Unscripted department, where she plays a key role in various E&I initiatives. Most recently, she was involved with AccessCBC and The Nature of Things's Science and Nature Filmmaking Workshop for equity-deserving filmmakers. Prior to her E&I role, Justine was the post-production supervisor in the Unscripted department, where she helped manage the post schedules for internal CBC shows like Dragons' Den and Family Feud Canada and the delivery of independent commissioned shows.
Nic Meloney is a mixed Wolastoqi (wool-AH-sto-gwee) & Canadian Journalist and Production Executive with CBC Unscripted. Working closely with independent creators from Inuit, Métis and First Nations communities (as well as non-Indigenous ones) in documentary and factual productions, he is also a member of the CBC/Radio-Canada Indigenous Advisory Council and is part of the Indigenous led team developing CBC/Radio-Canada's National Indigenous Strategy.
A member of Woodstock First Nation in Wolastokuk [wool-AH-sto-guck] (New Brunswick) and a proud Cape Bretoner, Nic currently lives and works in Kjipuktuk [chee-BUG-tUg], Mi'kma'ki (Halifax, Nova Scotia).
He previously worked as a reporter and video producer with CBC Nova Scotia and CBC Indigenous, covering the Atlantic region. His work has taken him to Indigenous communities across the country for the production and development of digital video features and television documentaries, both long and short form, and syndicated, local and national news content.
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