RESEARCH CLUSTER IN HOMELESSNESS
Professor and Director, School of Social Work, Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC Okanagan
This research cluster team is identifying technology and service delivery solutions to reduce homelessness in vulnerable populations.
This research team is collaborating with community-based agencies and Indigenous communities to help make homelessness strategies more responsive and efficient in addressing the diverse needs of vulnerable populations. The team draws on expertise from diverse fields including engineering, medicine, neuroscience, management, nursing, social sciences and social work. In addition to conducting a community impact analysis on the stigma surrounding homelessness, the team are examining the efficacy of homelessness services and interventions and pursuing technological innovations to improve access to support and services for individuals at high-risk of becoming homeless.
The team received a UBCO Cluster of Research Excellence award in 2019.
RESEARCH TEAM MEMBERS
NEWS AND EVENTS
Companion Housing to benefit students and hosts
Forgotten population becomes more so during time of crises and disease
The Kelowna Homelessness Research Collaborative (KHRC) is a new interdisciplinary team of UBCO researchers and graduate students, and community partners.