Scott Ramsay, BASc 2001

After graduating from UBC Materials I went to the University of Toronto to do a Masters in a collaborative program between Materials Science & Engineering and the Institute of Biomedical and Biomaterials Engineering. I was lucky to work with a pioneer in the biomaterials field, Prof. Bob Pilliar. After completing my Masters I continued on and completed a PhD. Following my PhD I changed gears for a while, working as a Process Manager at Capital One. This was a great experience and taught me a lot about big business. While at Capital One I held an adjunct professor appointment at U of T and continued to teach a fourth year biomaterials course in the evenings. After just less than 2 years at Capital One, I took an opportunity to return to U of T full-time to do a considerable amount of teaching. Recently I’ve been working towards getting my own research program started.

I really enjoy teaching and I’ve been lucky to have had numerous opportunities to demonstrate my competence in this area. I’m proud to have received some of the highest teaching evaluations in the faculty. Of course, there is always room for improvement and you’ll surely find a few students cursing me around midterm season!