Webinars

Supporting Students Living with Precarity

Dates
Registration will close on November 23, 2022 at 12:00 pm.

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Dates
The pre-event opens on November 21, 2022 at 9:00 am. Registration will close on November 23, 2022.

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Dates
The main event opens on November 23, 2022 at 12:00 pm. Registration will close on November 23, 2022.

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Dates
The post event opens on November 23, 2022 at 1:30 pm. Post-event will close on December 2, 2022.

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Dates
The public archive opens on December 2, 2022 at 9:00 am.

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Hosted by Healthy Campus Alberta

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 

Speakers

Kevin Friese

Assistant Dean, Health and Wellness, University of Alberta

Sarah Wolgemuth

Assistant Dean, Student Life, University of Alberta

Laura Huxley

Acting Assistant Dean, Student Life, University of Alberta

Erin Phillips

Chaplain, University of Lethbridge

Register now to access the pre-event window and add to the discussion!

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