Pierre Dushime (Learning Matters Education Charity Bursary Award Winner) was born in Kigal, Rwanda, and is currently pursuing his 4-year BCL/JD studies at McGill University in Montreal. Drawing from his own experience of having grown up in exile, first in Uganda to escape Rwanda, then in Canada to escape Rwanda, Pierre has made it his goal to tackle issues facing refugees, asylum seekers and economic migrants in Canada.

Adam Lake (2020 CST Graduate Award) was born in Toronto and is currently pursuing a Collaborative Graduate Certificate in Ethnic & Pluralism Studies and a Masters of Global Affairs from the University of Toronto. He graduated from York University with a Specialized Honours BA in Sociology and a Certificate in Anti-Racist Research and Practice (CARRP).

how to keep the learning going online

Did you ever think that one day you’d actually be encouraging your child to spend more time online?

This year has brought plenty of changes for parents navigating their children’s futures. While dealing with unexpected challenges and new opportunities, families are finding ways to innovate, dream big and defy the odds.

If you’ve ever thought about how life would be if we didn’t have the ability to communicate, you’ll understand that it’s a critical skill to have. When we think about innovating through communication, it means mastering three fluencies (digital, writing and speaking) to share information to a wide range of audiences.

In an interconnected world, communication is one of the key 21st century skills that will help transform the way societies interact with each other. This skill can be found at the core of the work done by the Inspired Innovators.

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