20 Questions with Freda Miller

Freda Miller, PhD

Professor, Associate Director, Michael Smith Laboratories, University of British Columbia; Adjunct Senior Scientist, The Hospital for Sick Children; Professor, University of Toronto



20 questions with Freda Miller

1. Where were you born? Where did you grow up?
I was born and raised in Calgary with some time spent in Saskatchewan.

2. Where did you go to school?
All of my schooling, except for one year in interior BC, was with the Calgary Public School Board. I benefitted tremendously from a first-rate public school system in Calgary when I was growing up. I had amazing teachers who really cared, and I was chosen to attend the first gifted children’s class in Calgary. I attended the program for two years in junior high school and it had a definite impact on my future.

About a year and a half ago I received the Legacy Award from the Calgary School Board which was one of the biggest honors of my life. I think it should be one of our key priorities as a society to have an amazing public school system so that every child has an equal opportunity to reach their maximum potential. Freda and the mountains. I

started my undergraduate studies in Calgary but then my family moved to Saskatoon and as a consequence I ended up at the University of Saskatchewan. After finishing my undergrad degree, I went back to Calgary to do my PhD in biochemistry and molecular biology, and then moved to San Diego for three years for my postdoc

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Published June 2021.