Elizabeth Nelson

Jarvis Collegiate Institute
Mini Bio: 
Liz, 18, a graduate of Jarvis Collegiate Institute in Toronto, placed second in the 1999 competition. She is an accomplished canoeist and has participated in several whitewater canoe trips in northern locations; the most recent being a 50-day, 850-km trip in the Northwest Territories. In her final year of high school she participated in the U of T Mentorship Program, and worked on research projects in astronomy and engineering. In addition to a National Biology Competition Scholarship Liz received a Canadian Merit Scholarship, a U of T Book Award, and an Award of Merit from the Sears Drama Festival for writing, directing, producing, and acting in her own solo-play. She plays ice hockey in her spare time, and was captain of her high school team.