Andrew Woodward '06

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, September 24, 2012 - 7:00pm
Location: 
Osler Hall
Event Type: 
Scholars’ Dinner

Andrew Woodward attended TCS from 2002 to 2006. He was one of the first students to enter Orchard House when it began in 2002. When he was 16, he won the Sir William Osler Public Speaking Contest (Grade 10) for his speech on a famous Canadian, Hart Massey. Andrew played the trombone in the Trinity Jazz Band and he was an academic steward and House Debates representative. He earned the AP Scholar with Honours award after completing four Advanced Placement courses.

After TCS, Andrew attended Queenʼs University where he studied engineering chemistry – an engineering science programme that was a combination of chemical engineering courses and pure chemistry courses. He completed a thesis project where he worked on improving the flexibility of gels that were used for growing artificial cartilage cells. The most enjoyable components of the project for him were the technical presentations and report writing. He found that throughout all of his degree he was drawn most towards the communication aspects of engineering.

Currently Andrew is finishing his masterʼs degree in theology at Trinity College in the University of Toronto. In May 2011 he returned to TCS to lead the Monday morning chapel services and the annual Reunion Weekend chapel service. For two summers, Andrew worked at The American School in Switzerland, based in Lugano, where he lived in residence with middle school boys from 30 countries. He has learned to read the Old Testament in Hebrew and last summer studied at Tel Aviv University in Israel.

Andrew enjoys meeting new people of different backgrounds, ages and cultures. The possibility that new relationships may lead to future collaboration or opportunities is very exciting to him. He is very much looking forward to visiting TCS for Scholarsʼ Dinner.