Multi-talented student hopes to write new chapter in neuroscience

Liam McCoy will put his $50,000 President’s Centenary Citation to good use studying neuroscience. McCoy is among the exceptional UAlberta students, faculty and staff being honoured at the annual Celebrate! event Sept. 23. (Edmonton) Liam McCoy has penned a sci-fi novel, composed and performed a poem for his high school’s Remembrance Day ceremony, captained a hockey team and written computer code, so when it comes to choosing what to study in university, the options seem limitless. But for the 18-year-old, there is just one choice: science. In particular, biomedical research. “I was always the kid asking what and why,” said McCoy, who enters the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Science this fall to study neuroscience. “I see all these people who make tremendous medical advances and I think with science…


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