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Engineering can take you places. Just ask fourth-year University of Toronto student?Ben Sprenger, who spent two weeks in the summer of 2019 talking to Mongolian nomads about portable solar generators.
For years, the University of Toronto’s Maydianne Andrade shied away from the idea of being a role model.
The professor of evolutionary biology at U of T Scarborough considers herself a “typical scientist” – one who is not particularly social, head down and immersed in her work. In fact, Andrade says she paid little attention to the issue of Black representation in academia despite a career riddled with moments where she was the sole Black person in a seminar or research lab.
For some, it was the last time they remember hugging a friend or a colleague, the last time they were with a class, in a crowd or with a group, the last time they took public transit without thinking about risk.
In episode 18 of The New Normal podcast, University of Toronto students, alumni and faculty talk with host Maydianne Andrade about the moment they realized COVID-19 had changed their world – and what they’re most looking forward to when the pandemic ends.