Meet Science's 2020 Valedictorian, Megan Thomas

Saturday, October 24, 2020

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Megan Thomas (BSc ’20) has always been very interested in biology and the flexibility of Biomedical Science at Waterloo was attractive. Her decision was finalized when she visited the campus in her final year of high school and instantly felt a sense of community. She knew she’d be able to call this place home. 

Megan says her most enjoyable experiences include working as a laboratory assistant and library ambassador, volunteering at the Women’s Centre and KidsAbility and being a science orientation coordinator. During her summers off, she pursued new opportunities like her internship at a hospital in Quito, Ecuador. She’s made lasting friendships with students and faculty members that she says helped shape her into the person she is today. 

After graduation she plans to attend medical school and her aspiration is to become a general practitioner. "The application process is a long and difficult one," acknowledges Megan, "but I'm ready and excited for the journey that I am about to embark on."

"My experience at Waterloo has definitely prepared me for the future. My mentality towards setbacks has changed for the better," she says, reminding us all to “take it one step at a time and have fun along the way because everything happens for a reason.

Hear a special address from your valedictorian:

Register now to celebrate your accomplishments with Megan, Dean of Science Bob Lemieux, your classmates, and the University of Waterloo community during the Science live virtual celebration tomorrow at 5:00 PM ET!