Fiscal and Economic Policy Research
The Fiscal and Economic Policy research at The School of Public Policy evaluates regulatory government policies at the federal, provincial and municipal levels and governments and proposes alternative policies that improve the lives of Canadians. The research programs cover a wide range of issues, including income inequality, livable cities and economic diversification.
Making banking fair and accessible for all
A law professor’s research addresses financial inclusion in Canada, aiming to provide solutions for more than 1 million Canadians who don’t or can’t have full access to the banking system for various reasons. This issue disproportionately affects Indigenous populations, people of colour and women living in inner-city neighbourhoods.
Teaching, learning and student experience
Machine learning a tool for identifying those at risk of chronic homelessness
Technology can play a valuable role in helping to address chronic homelessness by using machine learning to identify individuals in need of additional supports to overcome homelessness. Working with the Calgary Drop-In Centre, this project focuses on how data collected by homeless shelters could be used to identify clients at risk for chronic homelessness.
Innovative students address the question, “How do you stay at home if you’re homeless?”
During the age of social distancing and COVID-19, UCalgary students partnered with the City of Calgary, Calgary Homeless Foundation, Alberta Health Services and the Alex to create a “pop-up isolation shelter” to serve our city’s homeless during the pandemic.