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Bridging Knowledge and Action: The Role of Universities in Addressing Homelessness

Date & time
Tuesday, November 21, 2023
5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Registration is closed


Jayne Malenfant, Shayana Narcisse, Jonathan Lebire, Carmela Cucuzzella, Janis Timm-Bottos


This event is free


J.W. McConnell Building
1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Room Room LB-145

Wheel chair accessible


Join us for an inspiring event that explores the critical intersection of knowledge, action, and homelessness. Together, we will delve into the transformative potential of universities in addressing this pressing issue.


  • Introduction of Comm-Un's Project: University of Streets Project (5:00 pm - 5:30 pm) Discover Comm-Un, a non-profit organization in Milton Parc, advocates for an action plan to bridge the gap between resources, knowledge, and community engagement.
  • Panel Discussion: "Universities and Homelessness" (5:30 pm - 6:30 pm)
    Dive into a critical panel discussion that explores the multifaceted role of universities in approaching homelessness. Our panellists will share their perspectives, experiences, and visions for a more holistic and impactful engagement.
  • BREAK (6:30-6:45 pm)
  • Workshop: "Mobilizing Researchers and University Resources" (6:45 pm - 8:00 pm) Engage in a dynamic workshop where participants will actively explore alternative ways to mobilize researchers and leverage university resources effectively. Facilitated by social workers and community researchers, this interactive session aims to foster innovative ideas and actionable strategies.


  • Jayne Malenfant
  • Shayana Narcisse
  • Jonathan Lebire
  • Carmela Cucuzzella
  • Janis Timm-Bottos


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