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Bursaries help students follow their dreams

Bur Oak Secondary School graduate Pia Wells
By Admin 29.06.2016

By RON FANFAIR Inspired by her older brother who was the first in their immediate family to attend university, Pia Wells was determined that he wasn’t going to be the last. The Bur Oak Secondary School graduate enters the University …

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MIT-bound U of T grad wants to design aircraft

Arthur Brown
By Admin 29.06.2016

  By RON FANFAIR At age four, his dad taught him how to make paper airplanes. Two years later, he was busy learning the names of planets and by age 10, he was building model aircraft out of balsa wood. …

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Sports stars team up to build school in Jamaica

KARL HALE (left) and DONOVAN BAILEY.
By Admin 29.06.2016

By TOM GODFREY Canadian Hall of Fame track star Donovan Bailey returned to his roots and helped two Toronto charity groups build a badly-needed school for infants in rural Jamaica. The Pedro Plains Infant School in St. Elizabeth is the …

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10 years of toasting

Ebony Toastmasters founders Sam and Rita Burke (3)
By Admin 29.06.2016

By RON FANFAIR While perusing a copy of Share six years ago, Toronto Police Sergeant Rob Samuels stumbled upon a story about a toastmasters club in the city. Always interested in enhancing his public communications skills, he attended an Ebony …

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Tech leader honoured by York University

York chancellor Greg Sorbara, Roger Mahabir and president & vice-chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri.
By Admin 29.06.2016

By RON FANFAIR Roger Mahabir took a few courses at York University before transferring to Ryerson University where he graduated. That was over four decades ago. Last week, the technology leader had the satisfaction of wearing a gown and cap …

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Students leave legacy in Ajax through art

Georgia Fullerton
By Admin 29.06.2016

By RON FANFAIR A group of 100 elementary and secondary students have left a lasting legacy in their Ajax school community. They were selected to paint artistic expressions onto Plexiglas around the theme, “Strength, Diversity and Inclusion”. The pieces are …

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Doctors, lawyers join call to overhaul immigration detention

By Admin 22.06.2016

By TOM GODFREY More than 100 Toronto doctors and lawyers have joined immigration detainees in calling on the federal and provincial governments to end their maximum security detentions and to impose a 90-day jail limit for those being deported. The …

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