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16-Year-Old Student Becomes Youngest University of Toronto Graduate in 40 Years

University of Toronto

A 16-year-old is set to become the youngest student to graduate from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Arts & Sciences in at least 40 years.

An unconventional path: Vivian Xie, who found the last four years of her university life to be “pretty normal,” is double majoring in both biology and cell and molecular biology. She plans on pursuing a master’s degree in applied immunology at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine this fall, reported CBC

‘I Have 3 Kids, They Can’t Go to Sleep’: Asian Family Vandalized, Harassed by Teens for DAYS in Canada

Oakville

A Chinese Canadian family has lived in fear for nearly a month since a group of teenagers began following them and targeting their home in Oakville, Ontario.

What happened: Charles Wu says it all started on June 4, when he and his wife went for an after-dinner stroll and came across a group of teens. When they got back, one of their children — who was in the house — saw someone following them and called their attention.

Couple Charged With ‘Mischief’ After Racist Assault on Asian Coffee Shop Manager in Canada

A man and a woman are both facing mischief charges for allegedly assaulting an Asian coffee shop manager in Richmond, British Columbia. 

The incident: Suspects Astrid Maria Secreve and Michel Jean-Jacque Berthaume allegedly hurled racial slurs at Nikki, the manager of Rocanini Coffee Roasters coffee shop in Steveston, on March 29, reported Vancouver Sun.

GoFundMe Created for 9-Year-Old Sole Survivor of Hit-and-Run on Muslim Family in Canada

A Pakistani Muslim family taking an evening walk in London, Ontario, on Sunday was killed in a hit-and-run incident that local authorities believe to be hate-motivated. 

The incident: Five members of the family were reportedly waiting to cross an intersection near Hyde Park Road at about 8:40 p.m. when a black pickup suddenly mounted the curb and slammed into all of them before speeding off, reported NBC News

Vancouver Mayor Apologizes for City’s Racism Against South Asians in 1914 Komagata Maru Incident

Vancouver City Mayor Kennedy Stewart issued an apology on Monday for the city’s racist role in denying entry to hundreds of South Asians, mostly Sikhs from Punjab, aboard the Komagata Maru ship in 1914.

The apology: Stewart said the South Asians who arrived in Vancouver’s Burrard Inlet on May 23, 1914, were looking to enter the country in hopes of having a better future, according to The Canadian Press.