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May 27, 2020

It’s no doubt the recent coronavirus outbreak has impacted our daily lives in numerous ways. We are encouraged to self-isolate, people have lost their jobs or have been temporarily laid off, and with entire populations ordered to stay at home, effects on the environment and ecosystems are being observed around the globe. With travel bans, the closure of non-essential businesses and factories, and the diminished need for cars,...

May 27, 2020

NASA will launch its Mars 2020 rover, the aim of which is to collect rock samples for the first time. The plan is to do this in July 2020. The trip to the red planet is estimated to take 7 months and, once landed on the Martian surface, the rover is hoping to collect multiple samples of dirt, rock, and air. It may be years before another spacecraft flies these samples to Earth. Nonetheless, it’s humanity's first attempt to bri...

February 11, 2020

Did you know that some researchers and doctors specialize in the effects of music on our nervous systems? Writing, playing, and listening to music all affect the human nervous system. This specialty is called neuro musicology. Although no one truly knows by whom or when this field of study was first pursued, we know of people who were part of its beginning. Robert Zatorre, a neurologist from Montreal, was one of the first doct...

February 11, 2020

Last October, the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) of the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management organized a conference on Machine Learning and the Market for Intelligence. TFS was one of the selected participants in the event. Each year, the presentations delivered by speakers from the realm of machine intelligence are centred around a chosen theme. Last year’s 2019 conference focused on the technological advances...

November 12, 2019

Earlier this year, I visited an automobile manufacturing plant to see the impact of the application of artificial intelligence (AI) in the manufacturing process. Artificial intelligence is intelligent machine behaviour modeled after human judgement and reactions. Although AI provides many benefits to society, the technology comes with its disadvantages, specifically, it has a tremendous impact on the labour market

Upon arrival,...

November 12, 2019

If you haven’t heard of the climate crisis by now, then you’ve clearly been living under a rock. It seems that, after years of being pushed aside and considered trivial, people are finally starting to take notice. With the rise of activists such as Greta Thunberg, young people have been mobilizing by the hundreds of thousands to demand greater action for fighting against climate change. Driven by the understanding that the act...

June 12, 2019

Almond Blossoms by Vincent Van Gogh 

During Earth Week at TFS and Earth Day on April 22, were were reminded that, while taking care of oneself is immensely important, it is equally important to consider one’s role in preserving the environment. 

Many personal hygiene products are not as environmentally friendly as we would hope. Take  makeup wipes: they are used once, then thrown out. An alternative is the MakeUp Eraser, which i...

June 12, 2019

During March break, TFS hosted a blockchain hackathon in collaboration with Blockchain Learning Group Company, a technology development company. The goal of this program was to provide TFS students with an excellent opportunity to learn blockchain technology along with its social applications, then build out a decentralized blockchain-based application addressing a contemporary social cause. A wide spectrum of social uses have...

June 12, 2019

TFS vient de célébrer notre 8ème semaine annuelle de la Terre ! Cette année, nous avons continué nos traditions comme la conférence de la semaine de la Terre et, pour la deuxième fois, la marche pour l’eau. 

Cette année, le thème pour la semaine de la Terre était : que pouvons-nous apprendre des premières nations en matière de durabilité environnementale, économique et sociale ? Pour cette raison, notre marche pour l’eau était...

April 3, 2019

Eating disorders are conditions that pertain to abnormal or disturbed eating habits. They are mental illnesses that, though common among adolescents and young adults, are often forgotten or neglected when discussing mental health in schools.

With the help of Guidance classes, Wellness initiatives, and Assemblies discussing mental health issues, TFS students are actively trying to destroy the stigma surrounding mental illness. T...

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