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National award for student’s essay on healthcare challenges of working poor

18 May 2017

Undergraduate student Xiaoyu (Elaine) Guo has won the 2017 Jack Boan Student Essay competition, which is awarded annually by the Justice Emmett Hall Foundation.

Guo, who was supervised by Emmanuel Guindon, will receive the award at the Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research (CAHSPR) conference, being held in Toronto May 24-26.

Independently of the award, Guo will present her paper, Socioeconomic gradients in supplementary health insurance coverage: Evidence from two repeated cross-sectional datasets,on Weds May 24 at the conference.

Her research examines the level of access to supplementary health insurance coverage among Canadians and key characteristics associated with having, or lacking, coverage. For more information about her essay, click here.

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