York PhD student wins graduate scholar award

Reshma Prashad
Reshma Prashad

A York PhD student has won a graduate scholar award for best paper at the International Conference on Health, Wellness and Society. Reshma Prashad, a fourth-year PhD candidate in the Graduate Program in Health, will present her paper on Friday, Oct. 21 at the conference in Washington, D.C.

“I’m extremely excited to win this award, since it’s my first ever international conference,” she said. “To win this award solidifies my confidence.”

Prashad notes there were close to 100 papers submitted for the conference from all over the world, and all were considered for the award.

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Attendees include leaders in the field, as well as emerging scholars, who travel to the conference from all corners of the globe and represent a broad range of disciplines and perspectives. A variety of presentation options and session types offer opportunities for attendees to share their work, discuss key issues in the field, and build relationships with attendees.