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.
- 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