Postsecondary community members develop initiatives, call new graduates to action

Postsecondary community members across Canada are working on initiatives that support vulnerable individuals. In Sudbury, Laurentian University Centre for Social Justice and Policy Director Kevin Fitzmaurice and his team will be interviewing youth who have experienced homelessness. The three-year study focuses on homeless youth and aims to gather information that will help end homelessness in Canada. At Western University, Dr Jeffrey Turnbull, who will receive an honorary doctorate from Western for his work with people experiencing homelessness, called graduating Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry students to take action at a recent graduation speech. “You have a pact with society to improve people’s lives and that includes the most vulnerable among us,” said Turnbull. “Show kindness.” Students have also developed initiatives; at MacEwan University, students created a Street Outreach and Resource Team to help prevent overdoses in downtown Edmonton. CBC (Laurentian)| Western| CBC (MacEwan) Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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