Podcast, Social Justice
The Trip Diary: B-Line to the Future – with Bowinn Ma & Uytae Lee
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On the fourth and final episode of The Trip Diary, Steve Tornes speaks with Bowinn Ma and Uytae Lee about their public engagement work involving transit systems, as well as the possible futures of transportation in the Lower Mainland.
About Our Guests
Bowinn Ma is British Columbia’s Minister of State for Infrastructure and the MLA for North Vancouver-Lonsdale.
She is a licensed Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with a degree in civil engineering (BASc), a masters from the UBC Sauder School of Business (MM), and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). Bowinn previously served as Parliamentary Secretary for TransLink and as the Chair for the Select Standing Committee on Crown Corporations, leading an all-party committee to develop recommendations for Transportation Network Services in British Columbia. She has also served as a member of BC’s Treasury Board since 2017. Prior to being first elected, Bowinn managed terminal expansion and redevelopment projects for the Vancouver Airport Authority.
Uytae Lee produces videos that educate people on the urban planning challenges facing cities today.
He is the creator of the CBC series “Stories About Here”, where he explores the often overlooked issues in our own backyards - whether it’s the shortage of public bathrooms, sewage leaking into the water, or the bureaucratic roots of the housing crisis. In addition to producing videos for CBC, he hosts a YouTube channel called “About Here”.
Host & Producer - Steve Tornes
Cover Artist & Audio Editor - Kathy Feng
Audio Editor - Paige Smith
Copywriter - Melissa Roach
Secondary Copywriter - Alyha Bardi
Music Composition - Alex Masse
SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement Director - Am Johal
Cite This Episode
Tornes, Steve. “B-Line to the Future — with Bowinn Ma and Uytae Lee” Below the Radar, SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement. Podcast audio, July 26, 2022. https://www.sfu.ca/vancity-office-community-engagement/below-the-radar-podcast/episodes/182-b-line-to-the-future.html.
ABOUT THE SERIES
The Trip Diary is an original Below the Radar podcast series examining how we move through urban spaces. SFU Urban Studies alum and host Steve Tornes invites transportation enthusiasts and policymakers into conversation about the social and political factors that impact how transportation policy plays out on the ground.
Over the course of this series, we will explore how different commute modes — walking, cycling, transiting, driving — impact daily life and why we need to think about transportation in our urban design.
The Trip Diary and Below the Radar are recorded on the territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. These conversations draw from data and lived experiences related to moving through urban spaces on these lands and beyond.
Each episode of The Trip Diary is timed to the duration of a different commute across the Metro Vancouver region. We hope you’ll listen along with your own commute as we investigate and reflect upon the future of moving through cities.
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