Arjun Bharioke

Marc Garneau Collegiate
Mini Bio: 
Arjun was the #1 biology student in Canada in both 2002 and 2003. The graduate of Marc Garneau Collegiate in Toronto placed first in the biology competition two years in a row, answering 95 of 100 questions correctly. In addition to receiving a National Biology Competition Scholarship, Arjun, 16, was awarded U of T's most prestigious undergraduate admission scholarship, the U of T National Scholarship. A highlight of high school was attending the 2002 Gardiner Awards as a guest of the National Biology Competition and meeting Dr. James Watson, the co-discoverer of the double helical structure of DNA. Arjun, who's interests are in biology, chemistry, and physics, plans to specialize in biophysics and biochemistry at the undergraduate level and then pursue the combined MD/PhD program, specializing in neurology. The silver medalist in the 2003 International Chemistry Olympiad held in Greece is delighted to be attending U of T because "Nowhere else in Canada would you be able to attend lectures by three Nobel Prize winners, one after another, in the same afternoon!"