King’s partners on new Poverty Research Centre

April 10, 2014

A new collaborative research initiative has launched in London, Ontario to address issues around poverty in the city. The London Poverty Research Centre is a partnership between the Sisters of St Joseph, the London Food Bank, the London Community Foundation, and King’s University College. The centre will operate as a virtual hub for research and knowledge management around 3 key areas: precarious employment, food security and mental health and homelessness. A large portion of the research will consist of “living research,” meaning that the voices of those experiencing issues of poverty will be included. “The research at King’s is a perfect fit to further the goals of the Poverty Research Centre. Our faculty and students are engaged in research – especially in the areas of Social Work, Social Justice & Peace Studies, Economics and Sociology which we look forward to sharing with the wider community through this Centre,” says King’s Principal David Sylvester. King’s News Release |London Free Press | London Community News