University of British Columbia experts are available to comment on social issues and poverty in Vancouver in advance of the 2010 Poverty Olympics on Feb. 7, 2010. Organized by community groups, the Poverty Olympics are being held to draw attention to poverty and homelessness problems in the city.
UBC faculty are involved in a wide range of research projects focused on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and inner city.
Centre for Population Health Promotion Research
Tel: 604.822.9205 (will be checking voicemail over the weekend)
- Impact of Olympics on the inner city
- Researches homelessness
Tel: 604.822.3580 (please contact through email over the weekend)
- Olympic Games Impact Study
- Social movements
Social Work and Family Studies
- Food world hunger
- Food poverty
- Social policy including welfare and the right to food
- Dysfunctional role of charity (food banks)
Population and Public Health
Tel: 604.822.4407, 604.806.8708 or contact through Public Affairs
- HIV/AIDS and urban populations
- Vancouver safe-injection programs
Visit UBC’s Online 2010 Media Centre — www.ubc.ca/2010media — to connect with UBC 2010 experts, story ideas and students from your country.