Meriel Fitzgerald

2015, Science

School & Degree:

Memorial University, Science

High School/Cegep:

JL Ilsley High School

City & Province:

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Nominated by:

Jarrett Feeney

What area(s) of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) are you pursuing for your undergraduate degree?


Science, Cell Biology


What is your favorite inspirational quote? 


“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, 

Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” –Dr. Seuss


What is a little known fact about you?


I love trying new things. New experiences can range from exploring a foreign country to learning a new topic in class. I am deeply involved in students union, the community, and school so that I am able to maximize the amount of new experiences I have. I take advantage of all opportunities because I believe that with every experience we grow and learn about ourselves and one another. 


Why do you think you make a great Schulich Leader? 


I think I make a great Schulich Leader because I am focused on making a difference in the world. I believe that every person has the ability to make the world a better place: I work hard to challenge myself, my peers, and members in the community, to enact positive change. Every effort, no matter how small, is important. Working together, in our community, in our country, and globally, we can overcome unimaginable challenges and contribute in some way, to the society where we live.