Beyond Sciences Initiative

Beyond Sciences Initiative (BSI) is a non-profit association that provides a platform for intercultural dialogue between like-minded scholars around the world. We recognize the value of bilateral mentorship, and aim to use our collaborations to promote cultural understanding, academic, and personal growth for both mentors and mentees.

The emergence of a global village through effective online communication tools, allow for a powerful platform for academic counseling and life skills development. For instance, the strong multidisciplinary background of our mentees makes possible a forum where concurrent global health concerns and possible solutions can be discussed. In addition, mentorship may take the form of tutoring, discussion and design of research projects, or sharing life experiences and career development skills.

In accordance with our mission to develop strong student leaders, BSI sub-initiatives will be directed by various students with appropriate backgrounds and co-supervised by faculty at the Department of Immunology (Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto). Our ultimate objective is to empower young leaders to establish meaningful connections as they work towards having a strong positive impact within their local and global communities.

Our Objectives:
-    Bridging the gap in access to academic knowledge through global communication
-    Increasing cultural understanding between geographically separate communities
-    Participate in outreach within the local community

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BSI Exec Meeting at Moi School of Medicine, Eldoret BSI Exec Meeting at Moi School of Medicine, Eldoret Some of the BSI exec from Moi School of Medicine Some of the BSI exec from Moi School of Medicine Sanket Rane and Suraj Varkhande introduce BSI Sanket Rane and Suraj Varkhande introduce BSI   Student leaders at Delhi discuss the platform for NII chapter of BSI Student leaders at Delhi discuss the platform for NII chapter of BSI   First official meeting of NII BSI in Delhi First official meeting of NII BSI in Delhi  First official meeting of NII BSI in Delhi First official meeting of NII BSI in Delhi  QEII Scholars visit the High Commissioner of Canada, Nadir Patel, in New Delhi QEII Scholars visit the High Commissioner of Canada, Nadir Patel,  in New Delhi    QEII Scholars visit the High Commissioner of Canada, Nadir Patel, in New Delhi QEII Scholars visit the High Commissioner of Canada, Nadir Patel, in New Delhi    QEII Scholars enjoy the local culture in Delhi QEII Scholars enjoy the local culture in Delhi          QEII Scholars at Humayun's Tomb, Delhi QEII Scholars at Humayun's Tomb, Delhi          Posing outside Isa Khan's tomb Posing outside Isa Khan's tomb          Isa Khan Tomb, Delhi Isa Khan Tomb, Delhi          Ban-Ki-Moon speech at EDD15 Brussels Ban-Ki-Moon speech at EDD15 Brussels            James Thuch Madhier presenting Visions for World at EDD15, Brussels James Thuch Madhier presenting Visions for World at EDD15, Brussels          James Thuch Madhier presenting Visions for World at EDD15, Brussels James Thuch Madhier presenting Visions for World at EDD15, Brussels          James Thuch Madhier presenting Visions for World at EDD15, Brussels James Thuch Madhier presenting Visions for World at EDD15, Brussels          James Thuch Madhier takes notes during the Equitable Trade Panel, EDD15 Brussels James Thuch Madhier takes notes during the Equitable Trade Panel, EDD15 Brussels          BSI-Toronto-exec-meeting-May 23 15 BSI-Toronto-exec-meeting-May 23 15          BSI members at Trinity College-high-table-dinner-1024x768 BSI members at Trinity College-high-table-dinner-1024x768                    Dr. Eleanor Fish with Nicholas Kisilu and Emanuel Benge (two of the BSI leads at Moi School of Medicine) Dr. Eleanor Fish with Nicholas Kisilu and Emanuel Benge (two of the BSI leads at Moi School of Medicine)         University of Toronto dept of Immunology delegation to Delhi visits a local park! University of Toronto dept of Immunology delegation to Delhi visits a local park!         National Institute of Immunology faculty with University of Toronto, Dept of Immunology delegation National Institute of Immunology faculty with University of Toronto, Dept of Immunology delegation         Work dinner in Delhi with NII faculty Work dinner in Delhi with NII faculty       Tour of NII research facilities Tour of NII research facilities        BSI member Magar Ghazarian making his famous cinnamon carrot dish at an outreach dinner BSI member Magar Ghazarian making his famous cinnamon carrot dish at an outreach dinner       BSI leads Magar Ghazarian and Suzanne Fish during an outreach dinner BSI leads Magar Ghazarian and Suzanne Fish during an outreach dinner       Generous food donation courtesy of Bill, Cale, Ringo, and Janet (Chartwells, Trinity College) Generous food donation courtesy of Bill, Cale, Ringo, and Janet (Chartwells, Trinity College)     Magar Ghazarian talks about careers in immunology at a local Toronto high school Magar Ghazarian talks about careers in immunology at a local Toronto high school    National Institute of Immunology, Delhi National Institute of Immunology, Delhi Manny Mastrangelo (aka Manny Fresh) of BSI Trinity practicing piano with a friend from St. Clare Community Housing following dinner Manny Mastrangelo (aka Manny Fresh) of BSI Trinity practicing piano with a friend from St. Clare Community Housing following dinner
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