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Top of the Class

Anh Cao at convocation

Thanks to Anh Cao, UTSC received the honour of having U of T’s top student for the third year in a row.

Cao, who completed his Bachelor of Science degree this year, is the recipient of the John Black Aird award for top student at U of T. He’s faced some tough times, especially when he realized that his scholarship from the government of Vietnam didn’t cover the full costs of attending school. But he says he found plenty of support from new friends in the UTSC community. “I learned that Canadians, and especially those living in Toronto, are very generous people.”

Cao also won a Governor General’s silver medal for being one of U of T’s most academically outstanding graduates. And his achievements extend beyond the classroom. He was an academic programmer in resi- dence, worked as a teaching assistant, and also volunteered for two years with Hospice Toronto, providing comfort to terminally ill patients.

And Cao is not done with U of T— he’s now enrolled to earn a master’s degree in immunology.