ADVERTISEMENT

Ruth Milkereit, Scientist, Toronto French School Grad

Find a list of schools

Video: The Intrepid Scientist - Ruth Milkereit

 


 

Think of Ruth Milkereit as an explorer. With the human body as her map and a microscope as her vessel, she is inspired by the idea of making a new discovery – like a protein that resists cancer treatments.

That’s her focus as she pursues graduate studies in Biochemistry at the University of Toronto, funded by the Ontario Graduate Student Scholarship and a CGS Doctoral Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

But Milkereit is not sticking to only one route. When not in the lab, she’s in the classroom as a teaching assistant, working with the Biochemistry Graduate Student Union, volunteering with kids with disabilities or with the Toronto District School Board's "Tutor's in the Classroom" program.

And it was her education at Toronto French School that gave her the drive to chase so many passions.

“My chemistry teacher, he was just so inspiring. He would give us lots of work to do, and at the time we thought, ‘Why is he giving us so much work?’ But in the end, it really helped us because it was a push,” she explains.

Milkereit says TFS opened up many possibilities for herfrom the guidance counselors who helped her schedule in physics, chemistry, and biology, to the bilingual education that allows her to expand her research internationally.

While the results of her research remain unknown, that doesn’t stop her from planning her own: a PhD, teaching at the university level, and running her own research lab.

“That is one thing that TFS taught me–to not be afraid of the challenge, to take it on, to do your best."

Advertisement
Find Private Schools:

In the spotlight:

Latest Articles



October 18, 2019
Private school developmental priorities
The different kinds of developmental aims of private schools

October 17, 2019
All-boys schools: coed versus single-sex
Comparing boys' schools to coed schools

October 17, 2019
Day schools vs. boarding schools
Comparing day and boarding schools

October 17, 2019
Small schools versus big schools
Comparing the benefits of small and big schools


Our Kids The Trusted Source
Our Kids The Trusted Source

Disclaimer: Information presented on this page may be paid advertising provided by the advertisers [schools/camps/programs] and is not warranted or guaranteed by OurKids.net or its associated websites. See Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy. Our Kids ™ © 2019 All right reserved.

Sign up to receive our exclusive eNews twice a month.
You can withdraw consent by unsubscribing anytime.
Name
Email
verification image, type it in the box
Our Kids From Our Kids, Canada’s trusted source for private schools, camps, and extracurriculars.