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Rhiannon Ng was born in Scotland and raised in Chelsea, Quebec. She holds an honours BSc from Queen's University, where she majored in life sciences and minored in sociology. Her reporting and opinion writing have appeared in The Queen's Journal and in Nature's Communications Biology, and her poetry and lyrics have been featured in Lake Effect 9, Jam & Sand, and Down There. She is also a strong advocate for science literacy in kids, and is co-founder and editor of The Canadian Science Fair Journal. 

Ng's current project, "where does your light leak," is a collection of poems that explores topics of genealogy, emigration, and the ever-enduring process of finding grace and identity within conflicting and at times ambiguous histories. Inspired by her experience growing up as a Euro-Mauritian woman in Canada, it draws upon sub-themes of sexuality, matriarchy, and natural sciences to explore the struggle of wanting to honour family histories that feel distant.

Program History


Writers’ Trust Mentorship