Presentation on COVID-19 and homelessness wraps up June Scholars’ Hub @ Home series

Do you enjoy hearing about the latest thought-provoking research? The Scholars’ Hub @ Home speaker series features discussions on a broad range of topics, with engaging lectures from some of York’s best minds, through the month of June.

The Scholars’ Hub events are done in partnership with Vaughan Public Libraries, Markham Public Library and Aurora Public Library, and presented by York Alumni Engagement. Students, alumni and all members of the community are welcome to attend.

Stephen Gaetz

June 24 will feature a presentation titled “COVID-19 and the impact on the lives of people experiencing homelessness: What are the implications?” presented by Stephen J. Gaetz, professor, York University Faculty of Education; president, Canadian Observatory on Homelessness; and scientific director of Making the Shift (Youth Homelessness Social Innovation Lab).

Gaetz will discuss how the emergency response to homelessness in Canada places those experiencing it in harm’s way during a pandemic. He will explore the impact of COVID-19 on the lives of people confronting homelessness and how the homelessness sector has responded. He will also discuss what this means going forward, during the recovery phase of the pandemic, and beyond.

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