Election Year: 2020
Election Constituency: Canada
Scholar Status: Scholar in Residence
Rhodes Identifier: Prairies & Green Templeton 2020
Emily Boucher is a first-year medical student and a graduate of the Bachelor of Health Sciences program at the University of Calgary. She is passionate about raising the standard of care for older adults through clinical research and knowledge translation. Emily has experience in both clinical and basic science research and spent one summer evaluating the use of technologies for aging in Hong Kong. She has published her research in a first-author manuscript in a peer-reviewed journal. Emily founded the Campus Community Closet program at the University of Calgary, which allows students to obtain clothing, school supplies and hygiene products at no cost, being utilized by over 885 students to date and diverting over 5000 pounds of textiles from the landfill. In her free time, Emily enjoys skiing with the University of Calgary's cross-country ski team and cooking with friends and family. Emily intends to continue her studies in population health.