Karishma Shah and Nimit Vediya are two second-year students at the University of Toronto. Karishma is studying electrical and computer engineering while Nimit is majoring in neuroscience and psychology. In May 2020, they started a website called flattenthenegativity.ca where they aim to spread positivity by displaying “good news” stories and things like COVID-19 recovery statistics.
You can find FLatten The Negativity here.
This interview is part of our Covid-19 Speaker Series, which highlights the work of University of Toronto students who were recipients of the COVID-19 Student Engagement Award. The COVID-19 Student Engagement Award provided financial support to University of Toronto students developing innovative projects that have contributed to the response to the COVID-19 crisis.
This series was envisioned by and carried out by Iram Iram, Ajla Behri, Feroza Tareen, and Ebube Umeano, student staff in our Leadership and Co-Curricular Record team, with some editing assistance from Jonathan Collaton, the regular host of The Meeting Place.