Collaborative Solutions to Inequitable Urban Change in Canadian Cities

This project is the recipient of the 2016 CHEC Seed Grant award. The research concentrates on the issue of gentrification in the context of the City of Kitchener's ongoing transition to a knowledge- and technology-based economy. The project involves researchers from UW, UNBC, Ryerson, as well as community organizations in Kitchener-Waterloo (e.g., Hive Waterloo Region). 

This project offers a research assistant position for a co-op student for one term (Winter 2016). 

Academic leads: Dr. Karla Boluk (UW AHS), Dr. Mark Groulx (UNBC), Dr. Sara Edge (Ryerson), Dr. Paul Heidebrecht (UW Centre for Peace Advancement)

Community leads: Stephanie Rozek (Executive Director, Hive Waterloo Region), and others TBD

Co-op research assistant: TBD

CHEC's role: research partnership development, project management, research assistant advisory support, general research advisory support, workshop facilitation