Janet Rossant: 20Q20 interview

Janet Rossant, CC, FRS, FRSC

President & Scientific Director, Gairdner Foundation; Chief of Research Emeritus, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)



20 questions with Janet Rossant

1. Where were you born? Where did you grow up?
I was born in the United Kingdom in a town called Gillingham in the county of Kent, which is south of London. I grew up there and then went on to university.

2. Where did you go to school?
I did my undergraduate degree at Oxford and then my PhD at Cambridge. I then went back to Oxford and spent of couple of years doing a postdoc.

After that I moved to Canada and married a Canadian, Alex Bain whom I met while we were both attending Cambridge. I have been in Canada ever since. We first settled on the Niagara peninsula, in St. Catharines and then in Grimsby. I had a job at Brock University and my husband was at various places including McMaster University, at a company in Milton and also at Scarborough Campus of the University of Toronto. So we decided we would put roots there for the moment and head out in different directions.

Read the full interview here.

Published April 2021.