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Where Are They Now Wednesday: Shelby Challis

Shelby Challis from the University of Toronto was a Highly Commended Entrant in the Social Science category for the 2014 Undergraduate Awards with her paper titled “The Macroeconomic and Socioeconomic Impact of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in South Africa”.

A recent alumnus of the University of Toronto’s School of Public Policy and Governance where she completed her Master of Public Policy in 2016, Shelby was highly involved with the university’s publication and wrote several articles for them.

Her proudest piece was an article on the intersection between mental health and affordable housing, which you can read here. You can also check out her other articles here.

Outside of the university, Shelby is also busy travelling. She described her latest journey to Machu Picchu as “a trip of a lifetime”!

Since completing her Master, Shelby has worked as a Policy Advisor for Ontario’s Ministry of Municipal Affairs and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Her policy area of interest includes healthcare finance and quality improvement, affordable housing and mental health and addiction.

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