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Beyond Lighting

Over the past decades, light has diagnosed disease, enabled digital communication through fiber optics, and generated power through solar panels. Most recently, advances in solid-state lighting have transformed the most commonplace source of light: the lightbulb. The...

Guest Post: Steadiwear on startup grants and awards

Mark and Emile are founders of Steadiwear, where they developed battery-free lightweight gloves to reduce tremors from Essential Tremor & Parkinson’s. They kindly share their success tips in being awarded government startup grants as well as growing the value of...

Guest post: Entrepreneurship 100

by Kiran Bajwa I recently attended a series of panel events held by the Impact Centre at the University of Toronto. The two panels I attended included successful individuals discussing both social entrepreneurship and freelancing. As a student who has recently faced...

Sleep in Grad School (or Lack Thereof)

by Amol Rao The IMS Magazine recently conducted a Graduate Student Sleep Survey as part of a feature on sleep. The results, which can be seen in infographic format in the Summer 2016 issue, are quite concerning. Approximately 40% of respondents were unsatisfied or...

Breaking through the experience barrier

by Bassam Abdellatif The University of Toronto boasts of its ability to guide and educate its students, regardless of their field, in preparing for their lives after graduation. While there are a variety programs, students must meet the university half-way and take...

It is fun to not ‘not-do’ but you have to know how

by Alon Eisenstein Teaching entrepreneurship is not new. It’s probably a lot older than most people would realize. In fact, a ‘recent’ paper (which is now over a decade old) has even argued that “the question of whether entrepreneurship can be taught is obsolete” and...