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The Varsity, spotlight: Studying science or medicine? Black Researchers Initiative to Empower will ‘BRITEn’ your day

Imposter syndrome, not seeing people similar to you in your classes, and being the first in your family to attend graduate school. These are experiences that underrepresented members of the University of Toronto community, including Black students, face. To overcome feelings like imposter syndrome — the feeling of being underqualified or undeserving of your accomplishments …

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The Varsity, event coverage: “Empowering ourselves up”: UTSC hackathon spotlights Black and women coders

Hundreds of participants built products and learned coding at Hack the Valley 4, a University of Toronto student-led hackathon from February 14–16 at UTSC’s Instructional Centre. Hackathons are collaborative computer programming events. Highlights of the hackathon included a Black in Tech Summit, together with a Women in Code Summit, which explored the experiences of programmers …

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The Varsity, event coverage: Physics and philosophy at play

At a panel earlier this month, undergraduates in the joint specialist Physics and Philosophy program at U of T posed philosophical questions arising from findings in physics to Professors David Curtin, Michael Luke, and Michael Miller at McLennan Physical Laboratories. Dark matter and dark energy Valentina Pentcheva, a Physics and Philosophy specialist, explained that dark …

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The Varsity, news coverage: U of T undergraduate co-wins prestigious research award at AIES Conference

Amazon’s facial recognition technology may be misidentifying dark-skinned women, according to U of T Engineering Science undergraduate Inioluwa Deborah Raji and Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab research assistant Joy Buolamwini. This finding helped Raji and Buolamwini win “best student paper” at the Artificial Intelligence, Ethics, and Society (AIES) Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii. Held in …

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The Varsity, event coverage: Highlights from the Arts & Sciences Students’ Union Research Conference

The Arts & Science Students’ Union (ASSU) Undergraduate Research Conference took place in Sidney Smith Hall on Friday, January 25. The second annual conference brought together students from the natural sciences to the social sciences. Students communicated the methods, results, and impact of their work by delivering talks and presenting posters to conference attendees. In …

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Chemistry News: The limiting factors of eraser effectiveness

Thank you to Ms. Jennifer Pitt-Lainsbury, my former chemistry teacher in high school, for supporting this article and enabling its publication in Chemistry News. I first wrote this article for The Cuspidor, the school’s main student publication at the time. Ms. Pitt-Lainsbury then came up with the idea of submitting it to Chemistry News, where …

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