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Neel Mistry

It is with great pleasure that we share the story of a brilliant, hardworking, and resolute Biology student, Neel Mistry. Neel Mistry

Neel recently finished his third year of undergraduate studies at UTM, specializing in Biochemistry. Throughout his studies, Neel maintained a staggering cGPA of 4.00/4.00 with a remarkable overall average of 91% across all of his Biochemistry courses.

Throughout his time at UTM, Neel contributed to the community at large; both on and off campus. As an example, in his final year at UTM, Neel worked two concurrent jobs, trained volunteers at his local hospital, and led initiatives to help increase the diversity among medical trainees at UofT’s Faculty of Medicine, all while managing a full-course load and commuting from Brampton everyday. Despite numerous adversities, Neel continued to work hard and remain dedicated to his lifelong dream of becoming a Canadian physician.

In May 2019, Neel successfully gained admission into University of Ottawa’s MD Program just after his third year of undergraduate studies! He credits his astonishing achievements to the love and support of his family, the staff at UTM Career Centre, and his ability to seek out opportunities to cultivate self-growth.

In the future, Neel aims to work closely with pre-medical students to help them reach their full potential. His advice to students: work hard and chase your dreams, because dreams do come true.

Congratulations, soon-to-be Dr. Neel Mistry.

The UTM Community is so incredibly proud of your achievements!

 

Ammar Hafeez

We want to share with the world the arduous journey of an active, lively and cheerfully contagious Life Science Student in our Biology Department named Ammar Hafeez.

AHThroughout his 4 years of undergrad, Ammar has maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA with an outstanding overall average of 92% across all of his HBSc degree courses!

After graduating in June 2018, instead of pursuing a Masters or PhD, he wrote the MCAT, worked as a classroom teacher, equipped the youth with essential non-academic skills, worked alongside nurses in retirement homes, and supported & advocated for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Despite completely tearing his Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL), and many other obstacles, Ammar stood his ground and remained resolute in following his passion of helping others and his dream to eventually become a physician.

Ammar successfully gained admittance at the UofT Faculty of Medicine MD Program on his first attempt!

Ammar’s personality, strong will, and unwavering resolve in the face of great diversity are an inspiration to us all. We are so proud of his accomplishment.

Congratulations, soon to be Dr. Ammar Hafeez!

 

Christopher Juliao

BIO400 Alumni News - New IT System for Bowel Screening

CJWe want to share some news with you regarding one of our previous BIO400 students – Christopher Juliao.  Christopher decided to complete his BIO400 internship at MARS Discovery District.  Working at MARS led him to work on an interesting IT project and meeting several interesting people, including a person from Deloitte.  After graduating with a Specialist in Biology in 2016, Christopher managed to receive a position as a Consultant at Deloitte Digital.  Christopher is currently part of the IT team at Deloitte, where he is working on various health related projects and in turn has led to some great news.

The Ministry of Health in New Zealand has just announced they have awarded a contract to Deloitte to build them a new IT system for their National Bowel Screening Programme, in which Christopher has been an integral part of the team in developing this new IT system. 

 

Wonderful to see our graduates making a difference!

Diane Matias