INRS report highlights lack of research on student housing in QC: Opinion


A recent report has brought to light the low amount of research that has been conducted on Quebec’s student housing. Institut national de la recherche scientifique assistant professor Nick Revington reviewed current research on student housing in the province and argued that more research on the topic needs to be completed, ideally with the Government of Quebec’s involvement. In particular, Revington pointed to the need for Quebec-wide studies that gather data on students, socio-economic and socio-demographic characteristics, academic success, work-family-study balance, and work. Since nearly 70% of students live in the private rental market, Revington also noted that questions such as affordability, availability, and vacancy rates are also relevant.

Montreal Gazette