Jenny Liao

Award Category: 
Youth Scholarships Award
Recipient Year: 
2018

Jenny Liao came to Canada from China in 2001. She holds a position on the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation Youth Council where she assists with organizing annual fundraisers. She was the lead organizer of the 2017 Student Research Symposium, an event that hosted over 80 students and 5 oral presentations.

Ms. Liao’s current research under Dr. Carincross, Director of the Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute and a Professor at the Cumming School of Medicine, investigates potential treatments for patients with aggressive brain cancer. Ms. Liao’s data was presented at the International Society for Neuro-Oncology meeting. Her treatment option findings have been in discussion for a potential clinical trial and her research experience was showcased in an article on UToday. She has earned numerous awards and recognitions for her incredible achievements, including being a two-time recipient of the Louise McKinney Post-Secondary Scholarship.