In January 2017, Ravi Gukathasan donated $2 million to the Tamil Studies program at the University of Toronto. While Gukathasan made a name for himself as CEO of Scarborough based Digital Specialty Chemicals (DSC), the donation affirmed his name in the Toronto Tamil community and sparked a curious mix of acclaim, admiration and intrigue.
Ever driven through a traffic light and wondered who invented it? I know, it’s not a very common thought process. Unlike me who’s dreaming about stop signs and traffic lights, you’re probably trying to rush through the amber light hoping the shawarma restaurant doesn’t close before 11. Perhaps that’s the best form of relationship you have with a traffic light.
I arrived in Canada at the age of 11 seeking political asylum, leaving behind my parents and four siblings. I attended Silver Spring Public School where I faced various challenges due to the language barrier. Slowly but surely, I learned English and moved onto Albert Campbell High School and then T.L. Kennedy Secondary School.