It’s time for a more sustainable poverty reduction strategy in B.C.
It’s time for a more sustainable poverty reduction strategy in B.C. The B.C. government is failing to adequately address child poverty rates, says UBC prof. Wendy Poole. Read more…
Jan 15, 2014
Self-worth boosts ability to overcome poverty
For people in poverty, remembering better times – such as past success – improves brain functioning and increases their willingness to seek help from crucial aid services.
Dec 17, 2013
Poverty impairs cognitive function
Poverty consumes so much mental energy that those in poor circumstances have little remaining brainpower to concentrate on other areas of life, new research finds.
Aug 29, 2013
UBC adjunct professor and alumnus appointed to the Order of Canada
A UBC adjunct professor who invented a surgical technology that is used globally and an alumnus who helped to establish one of Canada’s first food banks have been named to the Order of Canada.
Jan 6, 2012
2010 Poverty Olympics: UBC experts available on social and poverty issues
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.
Feb 5, 2010