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Mik Kersten
UBC Computer Science alumnus Mik Kersten has received an investment injection of $100 million from Sumeru Equity Partners for his ultra-successful spinoff company, Tasktop. He shares his journey... “I was ten when we escaped from Poland and moved to Ottawa. I graduated from high school there, then hopped on my motorcycle to drive out to British Columbia to start my anthropology degree at UBC,” Kersten said. He quickly became entranced with anthropology and evolution. “The theme of my cohort was ‘nature versus nurture.’ Through that, I came to realize how we are evolving and thinking, and that
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UBC Computer Science cleans up at CHI 2020

There were no Mai Tais poolside. No fragrant leis. And no evening luaus. This year’s ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, the premier…