Research Cluster in Homelessness

RESEARCH CLUSTER IN HOMELESSNESS

John Graham

John Graham

RESEARCH LEAD

Professor and Director, School of Social Work, Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC Okanagan

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This research cluster team is identifying technology and service delivery solutions to reduce homelessness in vulnerable populations.

ABSTRACT

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

Mike Evans

Professor, Community, Culture, and Global Studies, Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UBC Okanagan

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Gordon Lovegrove

Associate Professor, School of Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science, UBC Okanagan

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Paul van Donkelaar

Professor, School of Health and Exercise Sciences, Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC Okanagan

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Eric Li

Associate Professor, Faculty of Management, UBC Okanagan

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Jon Corbett

Associate Professor, Community, Culture and Global Studies, Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UBC Okanagan

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Shirley Chau

Associate Professor, School of Social Work, Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC Okanagan

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Sana Shahram

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC Okanagan

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Trevor Corneil

Clinical Professor, School of Population and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, UBC

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Jennifer Davis

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Management, UBC Okanagan

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Abbas Milani

Professor, School of Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science, UBC Okanagan

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Ray Taheri

Senior Instructor, School of Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science, UBC Okanagan

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Silvina Vatalina Mema

Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Population and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, UBC

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Alina Turner

CEO + Co-Founder, HelpSeeker

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Kyleen Myrah

Business Administration, Okanagan School of Business, Okanagan College

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Kerry Rempel

Okanagan School of Business, Okanagan College

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Micheal Shier

Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto

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Stephen Gaetz

President & CEO, Canadian Observatory on Homelessness, Homeless Hub

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Ramon Lawrence

Professor, Dept. of Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics and Statistics, Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science, UBC Okanagan

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Jordan Babando

Post Doctoral Researcher, School of Social Work, Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC Okanagan

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Stephanie Laing

Field Education Coordinator, School of Social Work, Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC Okanagan

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Kyler Woodmass

Associate Research Coordinator, School of Social Work, Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC Okanagan

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NEWS AND EVENTS

Addressing Homelessness in Kelowna

Addressing Homelessness in Kelowna

The Kelowna Homelessness Research Collaborative (KHRC) is a new interdisciplinary team of UBCO researchers and graduate students, and community partners.

Contact

Kelowna Homeless Research Collaborative

School of Social Work, Faculty of Health and Social Development
Attn: John Graham
Arts Building
1147 Research Road
Kelowna, BC Canada V1V 1V7
Tel: 250-807-8603

Email ask.khrc@ubc.ca

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