Ellen Perry
2019 Schulich Leader
University of Ottawa
Engineering Program
High School: Ecole Secondaire Publique L'Odyssee
Nominated by Sylvie Vannier
NORTH BAY, ON

What area(s) of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) are you pursuing for your undergraduate degree?

Civil Engineering | Génie civil

What is your favourite inspirational quote?

"Science is about what is. Engineering is about what can be." - Neil Armstrong

« La science concerne ce qui est. La génie concerne ce qui pourrait être. » - Neil Armstrong

What is a little known fact about you?

When I was seven years old, I flew a small airplane (with a grown-up co-pilot of course).

Lorsque j'avais sept ans, j'ai piloté un petit avion (avec un co-pilote adulte bien sûr).

Why do you make a great Schulich Leader?

I believe I make a great Schulich Leader because I am curious about the world around me and I have a strong will to pass on what I've learned to others. Furthermore, I have the drive to achieve my aspirations to be a leader in the engineering field and to actually build a better world.

Je crois que je suis un bon Schulich Leader, parce que je suis curieuse du monde autour de moi et j'ai une volonté forte pour transmettre ce que j'ai appris aux autres. Par ailleurs, j'ai la motivation pour atteindre mes rêves d'être un leader dans le champ de génie et d'effectivement bâtir un meilleur monde.