Marko Popovic '12 is a research assistant in the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences at the University of Toronto.
He studied medicine at the University of Toronto while working as a research assistant in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Sunnybrook Hospital. He also served as the VP Internal Affairs at the University of Toronto Medical Society and mentors younger alumni who are interested in medicine.
He is a recipient of Crescent School’s Young Alumni Excellence Award, which honours alumni who have distinguished themselves in their careers within 15 years of graduating from Crescent.
How Crescent Influenced His Life
“My Crescent experience broadened my perspective and allowed me to explore the arts, sports, community service and research. An important example was the Model United Nations club, under Ms. Irina Efimov’s direction. I learned the art of debate and how to use sensitive, respectful communication with others who had differing viewpoints. I applied these lessons to Model UN conferences across Canada. This showed me how to balance intricate policymaking with interpersonal connection. Seven years later, I continue to refine these same skills in communication, collaboration and advocacy. And I give back to the Model UN community: as the Chief of Operations of the Ontario Model World Health Organization, I aimed to inspire the next generation of leaders in international relations and diplomacy.”