The Meeting Place Podcast

Episode 20 – Brandon Yu, a Laidlaw Scholar who founded iAscend during the Covid-19 lockdown

September 23, 2020 UTSC Student Life
The Meeting Place Podcast
Episode 20 – Brandon Yu, a Laidlaw Scholar who founded iAscend during the Covid-19 lockdown
Show Notes

Brandon is a rising sophomore at the University of Toronto Scarborough studying neuroscience and immunology. In addition to his involvement with the Molecular Biology and Immunology Students' Association, he is 1 of 22 undergraduate Laidlaw Scholars at the University of Toronto, and the project leader of 1 of 65 University of Toronto COVID-19 Student Engagement Awards. He is a lifelong learner, currently a YouTuber, and a student researcher – with aspirations to become a medical professional, venture philanthropist, and a serial entrepreneur. During this pandemic, he took the initiative to help out in any way possible, getting involved with NPOs such as 5-ing COVID-19 and the MakeSense Foundation, and founded iAscend to combat the challenges that students face when transitioning into post-secondary education.

Visit https://www.i-ascend.com/.