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A Community Mourns Andrew Frow

Hundreds gather at memorial service for engineering student

Hundreds of University of Toronto students, staff and faculty as well as family and friends packed the Great Hall at Hart House on Aug. 19 to pay tribute to Andrew Frow. The memorial service honoured the 21-year-old mechanical and industrial engineering student who was killed Aug. 12 in a two-vehicle collision while driving the Blue Sky Solar Racing team’s solar car on Highway 7/8 near Kitchener-Waterloo, Ont. Frow was a member of the team, which was participating in the Canadian Solar Tour to highlight alternative energy technology.
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“Andrew had a passion for the solar car,” David Nam, the team’s managing director, told the assembled crowd. “It was an opportunity he astutely recognized would allow him to actually participate in the world unfolding around him.”

Professor Angela Hildyard, vice-president (human resources and equity), read aloud letters from members of the U of T community, Frow’s high school classmates at University of Toronto Schools, and others. Each was a testimony to Frow’s passion, thoughtfulness, intelligence and sense of humour.

The U of T Engineering Society has established a memorial scholarship in Andrew Frow’s name, and has donated $50,000 toward the fund. For more information on the scholarship, contact or (416) 978-8953.

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