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CONFLICT RESOLUTION GOES DIGITAL: In addition to being a full-time student at the Faculty of Law, Jonathan Elston is also an accredited mediator, tech whiz and entrepreneur.

In December 2013, he launched an app and website called Building on Elston’s research on modes of alternate dispute resolution such as arbitration and mediation, the app offers messaging and organizational tools for professional mediators but also has a free, self-serve component.

“We have apps that help us with so many different aspects of our lives, but over time I’ve realized that there isn’t really an app to help people with their conflicts,” Elston says. “This app encourages reflection, to help people try to resolve conflicts themselves.”