Turning Point with Priya Sam


We are thrilled to partner with alumna Priya Sam (Broadcast Journalism ’06) on the second season of her innovative podcast and YouTube show – Turning Point.

In each episode, Priya interviews a guest about a major turning point in their life. The turning points are as diverse as the guests; some stem from big decisions or taking a leap of faith, while others are rooted in tragedy or unexpected obstacles. All are inspiring. Throughout this season, Priya will interview three influential Fanshawe College Alumni.

About Priya Sam

Before starting Turning Point, Priya was the news anchor on CTV's national morning show, Your Morning, alongside Ben Mulroney and Anne-Marie Mediwake. Before that she was the news anchor for CTV Morning Live Atlantic broadcast out of Halifax.

Fanshawe Alumni episodes

Episode #1: Cheryl Hickey 

You likely recognize alumna Cheryl Hickey (Broadcast Journalism ’96) from ET Canada. She has been hosting the show since it launched in 2005 and in this first episode of Turning Point season two, you'll find out how late nights spent learning to do camera work and editing eventually led to Cheryl getting her big break.



Episode #2: Erika Casupanan

Fanshawe alumna Erika Casupanan is the first Canadian and the first person of Filipino descent EVER to win Survivor. She's also the first woman to win in several seasons and in this episode, you'll get all the details about her strategy and what was going on behind the scenes during the show. 



Episode #3: Dionne Sinclair

Dionne Sinclair is VP Clinical Operations and the Chief Nurse at CAMH, Canada's largest mental health teaching hospital. Her biggest turning point happened when she was laid off from her job as a nurse. At the time, she had two young kids and decided to move back in with her parents so she could go to university. She already had a diploma from Fanshawe College and getting her degree would open doors for her in healthcare leadership. 



Follow us on social media @fanshawealumni for announcements of future alumni guests.