Among the flight manifest for Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752, was the name of Amin Jebelli, a second-year TRP student.
His smile, his dedication, and his genuine compassion have left ripples on the lives of all of us around him.
Find the link to the UofT story here.
At the TRP our goal is not to teach. Our goal is not to lecture or have you memorize some datum likely to change before you finish your degree, or that a search engine can find faster than you can formulate the question.
The TRP is a community and a mindset of people who are resources, facilitators, mentors, peers, guides and catalysts whose aim is to help those, who are looking to learn, to explore, to push the boundaries of their experience to seek knowledge.
The TRP is not intended to be divided as a degree of teacher-task-masters and students–those who know one truth and those hoping to memorize that truth. Instead, the program strives to be a community of people motivated to learn, to seek knowledge, to help others to be more and do more. In this community, the focus is not on the content but on understanding the processes, the mechanisms of creative problem-solving and innovation.
Students learn alongside the faculty–we learn together and from each other. We learn from real-world contexts and from failure–not from arbitrary grades or standardized testing–because our collective goals are not to pass a test or earn a grade but to improve lives, to learn to champion change that will improve the lives of others.
Now, we are starting to seek people join our 2019 cohort. Those motivated to learn, those seeking to move beyond their comfort zones, to challenge ambiguity, who want to focus on the processes of innovating of generating new ideas and championing change for positive impact are the kindred spirits we seek–these are the people we seek to join our ranks.
If you, or someone you know, is interested in a different kind of graduate program, who is motivated to learn by doing and is seeking a transformative education, then we need to talk. Come to an information session, read the website, arrange a consultation with someone from our team.
One day soon, we, trainees, mentors, facilitators, students, residents, PI’s, researchers, clinicians, healthcare professionals, and many others, will form a global network of professional translators, who think globally but work locally to improve the health and well-being of people in our communities. And together we will transform health, care and medicine.
To the Graduates of the second TRP Cohort,
I wish to say that I hope you will never be too far away.
When you started the program, we kept telling you that this was not intended to be a typical masters experience. That we wanted you to concern yourselves with learning to learn, learning to listen and learning to lead where your passions drove you. We repeated many times that you had a home at the TRP and that you were part of a growing community. It is my hope that you found those words to resonate during your degrees, and it is my wish that they continue to resonate with you as you move forward on your personal journeys.
I have always believed that grad school should be about personal growth, about personal development, about challenging yourself to be more of who you want to be and then applying those lessons to improve your life and the lives of others. I hope that this is what you learned while at the TRP and I hope that this is what you will continue to learn as you return to the TRP. You should always remember that you are a part of the community and that you will always have a role in it.
I hope to see you leading case-studies, consulting on new challenges with future students, sharing your insights and curiosity with those who are yet to be, TRP. Moving forward, our strength is in our community, our networks and our family. You will always have a safe space here, you just need to take the time to come back.