Webinars Date: November 23, 2022 / 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Research has suggested that 70 000 Canadian postsecondary students experience homelessness every year (Weissman et al., 2019). Even more students are living with precarity, including food insecurity and housing insecurity. Although there is a lack of research and awareness about student precarity, campuses across Alberta and Canada are working to bring awareness to this issue and support their students. Presenters from the University of Alberta and University of Lethbridge will share their campus initiatives to support students who are experiencing homelessness, housing precarity, food insecurity, and related challenges. Breakout room will offer the opportunity for discussion led by the webinar presenters.
Throughout the webinar, participants will be able to…
- Describe, normalize, and destigmatize student precarity, particularly housing and food insecurity
- Articulate root causes of student precarity in the postsecondary context (e.g., mental illness, stigma, food insecurity)
- Discuss campus initiatives and approaches to support students experiencing precarity