Vaanan Murugathas

Maker

Vaanan Murugathas is a grade 10 student who is passionate about using technology to achieve social change. He started this quest as a “maker” at various local Maker Festivals where he showcased his creations and helped others pursue similar hobbies. He then developed a cellphone-based spectrometer and promoted its use as a water quality analysis system that kids could build and use. He was invited to present at the EDIT Festival about the social benefits of this technology. He was also featured in CBC radio’s Metro Morning Show to showcase this technology. His current interest is in the area of improving patient doctor communication using mobile apps specially for the elderly population.

Schedule

Mon, Sept 23

02:10pm

02:10pm - 02:30pm

Youth

TFW You’re Changing The World with The Next Generation (Vaanan Murugathas, Ayaan Esmail)

Join young innovators Vaanan Murugathas, a grade 10 student who is passionate about using technology to achieve social change, and Ayaan Esmail, co-founder of a health-tech startup aimed at understanding human biomarkers, as they share their unique solutions for the world's most pressing challenges.

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Tues, Sept 24

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Wed, Sept 25

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Thurs, Sept 26

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