Ros' Story

Rossetti family 1966

Ros, Dermot and Children 1979



Ros and Mike

My “next step” from St. Andrew’s was a little different than for the rest my peers. I went to Imperial College, London University and graduated with a B.Sc.(Hons.) in Chemistry in 1969. I spent a year travelling, arriving in Canada in 1971. To finance my travels, I used my science training and worked in some very interesting settings: a South African goldmine, a research ship in the middle of the Atlantic and the Geochemistry Department at Harvard University.

In Canada, I met up with Dermott, a boyfriend from University and we married in 1975, but the marriage ended in 1984. I have two “children”, a son Ronan, 27 and daughter, Adrienne 25. Adrienne lives and teaches in London (England) and Ronan lives with me in Toronto and works as a web page developer.

While the children were young, I returned to University, in Toronto, and did my MBA part-time. It took me four years, instead of two but I got there in the end.

Ros working in the Geochemistry Department at Harvard University.
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From 1984-2002, I applied my business administration skills in a variety of healthcare management settings. In 2003, I changed direction and am now very happily working as a Project Administrator for a five year, $20 million Imaging Research venture at one of Toronto’s largest hospitals. It is a perfect job for me, combining my science and business backgrounds with my desire to work for a human services organisation.

I have a partner, Mike – originally from Croydon, Surrey, and we have just bought our first home together in the country. I love Toronto, but it is getting too big, too congested and too polluted - too fast!
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I'm an outdoors gal,I love sailing, canoeing, hiking, camping and cross-country skiing. The winters here are far too long but Canada has endless opportunities for getting away from it all. I still love to travel and come back to England to visit my family whenever I can.

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