PEF Student Essay Contest 2008
At the recent PEF annual general meeting, we announced the winners of the 2008 PEF student essay contest. Thanks to Brenda Spotton Visano for coordinating this year’s contest.
Graduate winner ($1,000 prize):
“Healing a Crisis of Overaccumulation: How Canada’s Public Health Care System is Being Undermined through Accumulation by Disposession” by Heather Whiteside (Simon Fraser University)
Honourable Mention :
“Swedish Child Care and Parental Support Programs – A Defense” by Adrian Scotchmer (written while at Queen’s in the MPA program; now at Osgoode Hall, York University in the LLB)
Undergraduate winners (co-winners share $500 prize):
“In Pursuit of Sustenance: The Search for Food Security in the 21st Century” by James Barclay Frey (University of Manitoba)
“Ensuring Equality: Guaranteed Annual Income and Democratic Legitimacy” by Evan Rosevear (York University)
I thought most of the essays that won were well thought out. If possible, the organisers should consider making the essay international next year so as to get more ideas from different parts of the world.