Zoë’s Havergal journey started in Grade 7, a year that sparked her love for school and learning. “Middle School was such a formative time in my life, which is why I wanted to give back as Middle School Prefect in Grade 12,” she says. She was drawn to the balance between academics, athletics and co-curriculars at Havergal and immersed herself in leadership opportunities as early as Grade 7. In addition to focusing on the sciences, Zoë also took every language course available at Havergal, with a special interest in Mandarin. Outside of school, she was a volunteer karate instructor at the local YMCA and a Youth Volunteer at Women’s College Hospital. “Talking to patients and their families in a healthcare setting taught me that these conversations are different because they require more patience and understanding.”
With an interest in becoming a doctor, Zoë was one of only 10 students across Canada to be accepted into the Queen’s University QuARMS program, an accelerated route to medical school. “My goal is to work toward supporting ethnocentric healthcare, which includes acknowledging diversity, understanding the needs of different populations and providing services accordingly.” Zoë is optimistic that she can make a difference in the world one patient at a time.