Vital People: From Down-and-out to Doctorate

They say it takes a village to raise a child, and that rings especially true for the man featured in this week’s Vital People. In his teen years, Ryan Tonkin was living on the streets of Victoria with little hope. Now he’s working towards his PhD from the University of Victoria while giving back to the people who supported him.

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