TYLER WARD, JD
Masters Candidate, Health Policy and Equity, York University
Tyler Ward has a B.A. in political science from York University and a J.D. (social justice option) from the University of Ottawa. Tyler is the former head of a student-led tobacco divestment group called E-BUTT at the University of Toronto. He campaigned to have the U of T become the first university in Canada to divest of its tobacco industry holdings. This was followed by a successful campaign to have the School of Public Health, University of Alberta, also reject tobacco industry funding. He is the recipient of Toronto Public Health's Smoke-Free Ontario Award, Physicians for a Smoke-Free Free Canada's Norman C. Delarue Award, and the Non-Smokers' Rights Association Award of Merit.