Mythbusters Award for Students

As of 2013, the Mythbusters Award for Students will no longer be offered.

The Mythbusters Award has been given to students who write the strongest Mythbusters article—a popular series of reader-friendly research summaries addressing some of today’s major debates in Canadian health services management and policy.

The Mythbusters Award has been highly successful and we would like to thank everyone who contributed to it. We continue to honour our past awardees.

2012

   

Chris Green

Dalhousie University, for his submission examining the prevalence of sleep deprivation among medical residents in Canada.   

The Mythbusters article based on Christopher’s concept will be published in the coming months.

Anita Xia

University of Toronto, for her submission examining the myth that generic drug prices are lower in Canada than they are in the United States.   

The Mythbusters article based on Anita’s concept will be published in the coming months.

 

Jaclyn DesRoches

Dalhousie University, for her submission that led to the Mythbusters article: Myth: Canada Needs More Doctors.  

Published May 2012

 

Joanna Cheek

University of British Columbia, for her submission explaining how individuals with mental illness are not only burdened by the direct symptoms of their illness, but by the additional distress and disability from the attached stigma.

Myth: Reframing Mental Illness as a 'Brain Disease' Reduces Stigma

Co-sponsored by the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC)

Published June 2012

 

2011

   
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Esther Shoemaker

University of Ottawa, for her submission that led to the Mythbusters article: Myth: C-sections are on the rise because more mothers are asking for them

Published May 2011 

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Sharon Melanson

University of British Columbia, for her submission that led to the Mythbusters article: Myth: Medicare covers all necessary health services

Published May 2011

2010

   
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Tenneille Loo

University of British Columbia, for her submission that led to the Mythbusters article: Myth: If a drug makes it to market, it's safe for everyone

Published October 2010 

 

2009

   

Kathleen Decker

University of Manitoba, for her submission that led to the Mythbusters article: Myth: Whole-body screening is an effective way to detect hidden cancers"

Published December 2009

André R. Maddison

Dalhousie University, for his submission that led to the Mythbusters article: "Myth: Emergency room overcrowding is caused by non-urgent cases."

Published October 2009