Election Year: 2020
Election Constituency: Canada
Scholar Status: Scholar in Residence
Rhodes Identifier: British Columbia & St John's 2020
Rory Hills is currently completing a BSc Honours in biochemistry at the University of Victoria. His honours thesis focuses on characterizing proteins that have applicability in producing biofuels from seaweed. He has previously worked as part of a harm reduction pilot project that uses analytical chemistry to determine the composition of street drugs in an effort to help address the ongoing overdose crisis. He helped found the UVic Synthetic Biology Club which provides a space for undergraduate-led research. He has worked with Dr. Andrew Weaver, MLA for Oak Bay-Gordon Head, in his legislative office, constituency office, and re-election campaign. Rory has a deep interest in the intersection between science and society. At the University of Oxford, Rory is hoping to pursue a DPhil in Biochemistry.