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Growing up in community housing, I had to fight for my education. Now, as a chemist, I bring STEM learning to low-income kids

27 Aug 2020

Eugenia Addy, formerly Eugenia Duodu, grew up in community housing in Etobicoke and often had to fight for access to education. Now she has a PhD in chemistry and runs Visions of Science, a non-profit that brings STEM learning to low-income kids. As the school year ramps up, we spoke to Addy about how she got where she is and the education gaps facing students from marginalized communities, especially during a pandemic.

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Source: Toronto Life

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Jane and Finch dared to dream. Now Metrolinx dares to double-cross

06 Aug 2020

How do we stick it to the poor, the unconnected, the voiceless, the weak and powerless among us? Count the ways — ending, today, with the stomach-turning abandonment of plans to deliver a desperately needed cultural and community hub project to Jane-Finch.

The weasels are the double-dealers at Metrolinx, builders of the Finch West LRT; they are never to be trusted again.

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Source: TheStar.com

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Intimations by Zadie Smith review – a wonderful essayist on the lockdown

02 Aug 2020

Pandemic reflections and street encounters from a writer whose self-doubt is central to her talent.

Smith is a wonderful essayist; she’s a natural. She writes as she thinks, and she thinks crisply and exactly, not in abstractions, but through the thick specificity of people and places, fragments of story.

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Source: The Guardian

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