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Stories We Love: Scholar with Guyanese roots is making waves in Ontario

Dr Dionne Patricia Duncan, whose parents, Hector and Util Duncan, are both Guyanese, recently graduated from the University of Toronto with a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Health Policy Management and Informatics. According to Dr Duncan, her Guyanese parents taught her from an early age that education was more than reading, writing and arithmetic. “It is one of the most important investments a country can make of its people and its future and is critical to reducing poverty and inequality.”

Dr Duncan also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Mass Communications, a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, an Executive Degree in Business Relations from York University and Kellog-Schulich School of Business, exerted that “education is instrumental in the development of our values and virtues. It gives us an insight into living and teaches us to learn from experience. It makes us self-confident and develops our abilities to think and analyze and judge. It fosters equality and socialism.”

Scholar with Guyanese roots making waves in Ontario

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