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History of Indigenous housing framed by PhD study

2016-06-13 15:02

The lack of adequate housing on reserves across Canada continues to spark news headlines across the country, including three years ago—then again this year—about the isolated community of the Attawapiskat First Nation, with media covering the meeting today between Attawapiskat Chief Bruce Shisheesh and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Ottawa. But how were the foundations of the Indigenous housing crisis first laid and what role did successive federal governments play in this crisis?

These are questions PhD grad Sylvia Olsen can now help answer. Her study of the history of on-reserve housing in Canada examines for the first time the origins of the crisis and the persistent failures of the federal system over a span of 65 years.


Walrus Talks Quality of Life

2016-06-09 13:35

UVic’s health care research was centre stage in Vancouver last week as UVic partnered with the publishers of The Walrus magazine to present The Walrus Talks Quality of Life, part of the national speaker series produced by the Walrus Foundation.


New deans start July 2016

2016-06-08 13:26

New terms for deans begin in July


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