Convocation: an introspective

Blog Post - August

It’s hard not to get even a little bit sentimental, taking bold strides up the four steps towards the Chancellor. One foot after the other. Mentally repeating ‘don’t trip, don’t trip, don’t trip.’ To think that four years of studies have cumulated to this very moment. Behind me, a roar of applause from the crowd gathered in Convocation Hall. I turn around, smile, and give a brief wave to my friends and peers who have traded their usual jeans and t-shirts for black gowns and coloured hoods. It’s surreal that all my hard work led to this point. Continue reading “Convocation: an introspective”

The financial landscape of Toronto

Fintech

For those unfamiliar with the term, Fintech is the new age combination of two fields – Finance and Technology – to create sustainable products in the finance sector.

One popular example is of Bitcoin, whose market value five years ago was $0.30 per piece, rising to $700 last year, and is currently at approx. $11,000 apiece today.

What is it about such products that is causing a ruckus? Is it a bubble, a fad, or a step towards the future? Since we live in a major financial hub of the world, I would like to use this opportunity to discuss the nature of Toronto’s financial landscape as you will inevitably have a role to play in the future.
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