What is sporttokz?

SportTokz with SportProfz is co-hosted by Ryerson University’s RTA School of Media professors, Prof Walz (Laurel Walzak) and Prof Joe (Joe Recupero) with recurring Featured Guests, Dan “The Coach” Berlin, Aksel Lielmanis, and Chelsea Vern. The show is produced LIVE via Zoom conferencing call every Monday night at 8pm for 1-hour. We invite a new Spotlight Speaker and Featured Guest each week where the sport pro’s and prof’s tackle a topic list curated to suit the current climate in the sports industry. Our show also focuses on highlighting and analyzing the intersection of sport with critical social justice issues from an academic lens. We record the entire show for our social media platforms to later post highlights of our speaker’s expert insight and advice.


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Episode #40 – Amrit Gill, Digital Content Coordinator & Host on Hockey Night in Canada: Punjabi Edition. SportTokz with SportProfz

We were honoured to speak with Broadcast Journalist at Hockey Night in Canada Punjabi & OMNI Television Producer & Reporter, Amrit Gill on Monday April 19th! We chatted about her journey to broadcasting and sports and how devoted to learning her craft  and passion for storytelling and journalism as a kid in the school yard. Amrit also shared her experience learning Punjabi much later in life and the types of challenges she faced not just learning a new language but also the different circumstances she faced and continues to face as a woman in media. Amrit Gill is a digital content coordinator and host on "Hockey Night in Canada: Punjabi Edition." She became the first woman on HNIC: Punjabi Edition six years ago. Her work focuses on telling stories that include recognizing individuals whose trials and tribulations in hockey have been vastly underrepresented. Alongside working in sports journalism, Amrit also has a background in radio and television news. Her current role also includes producing national and local newscasts daily on OMNI Television. Topic List 1. Journey/Learning your Roots 2. Different Circumstances for Women in Media 3. Racial Diversity in Sports 4. Personal Projects and Last thoughts 5. Rapid Fire Q’z – “GO!”
  1. Episode #40 – Amrit Gill, Digital Content Coordinator & Host on Hockey Night in Canada: Punjabi Edition.
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