2017 Nova Learning Inc- Nova Scotia Award Recipient

Ryan had just completed grade eight at age 14 when he became ill. “The illness left me with damaged nerves which tell me I’m always in pain. I saw what must have been dozens of doctors over the course of a few years.”

Eventually, Ryan had enough. “I took myself off all medication, learned to cope with the pain on my own, and decided to become a doctor. I’ve done all this because I want to make sure there’s a doctor out there who can help people like myself.”

Ryan attends the Adult Learning Program at Kingstec, and has excelled. “Ryan started in the program by taking graduate math, and his exceptional success at the course gave him the confidence to attempt academic math, which he also successfully completed with a 94%,” says his instructor. “To my knowledge, Ryan is about to become the first ALP student in the province to complete the pre-calculus math course. He has shown tremendous growth during his time in ALP. He has demonstrated outstanding dedication to his studies, and contributes positively to the learning environment by encouraging and supporting his classmates. Ryan has proven to be one of the most capable students I have had the pleasure of teaching in my time at Kingstec.”

“I have done my utmost to earn excellent grades, averaging in the 90’s overall”, says Ryan. “The Dalhousie University Bachelor of Medical Sciences program has accepted me for the coming fall school term. It’s taken me years to learn to live with pain. Now I hope to help prevent it in others.”

Read Ryan’s NSPGI award acceptance speech      VIDEO

“I’ve done all of this in my pursuit of becoming a doctor for the military, to make sure no one under my care will have to suffer injuries leading to or resulting in chronic pain similar to my own.” ~ Ryan Perrin


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