Ralph Zhang

Harry Ainlay High School
Mini Bio: 
Ralph, 18, is a graduate of Harry Ainlay High School, Edmonton. Ralph chose to attend U of T because of its tradition of excellence and extensive library collections (U of T has fourth largest research library in North America). Ralph, who is specializing in mathematics and physics and plans to pursue graduate studies in cosmology or theoretical physics, advises students that to be successful in high school they need to developing a deep interest in their courses, which is much more important than getting high grades on exams. A memorable moment at U of T (so far!) was meeting Nobel Laureates Sydney Brenner and Roderick MacKinnon. In his spare time, when not reading an entire encyclopaedia (yes he did this once, albeit a “small” encyclopaedia), Ralph plays computer games and reads books.