Goal 1: No Poverty

End poverty in all its forms everywhere

Related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

SDG 2

Zero Hunger

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SDG 8

Decent Work and Economic Growth 

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SDG 10

Reduced Inequalities 

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Research

Fiscal and Economic Policy Research Group

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. 

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Making banking fair and accessible for all

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.

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Poverty
SDG 1

Teaching, learning and student experience

Machine learning tool for identifying those at risk of chronic homelessness

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.

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 “how do you stay at home if you are homeless?”

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.

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United Way
Poverty

Campus and community impact

Executive MBA students raise $11,808 in clothing and goods for Inn from the Cold

Campus

In addition to their academic studies, Haskayne’s Executive MBA students participate in a social component of their program that requires them to give back to their community. This past winter, 130 graduate students raised $11,808 in value for Inn from the Cold by collecting winter gear, toys and games, gift cards, toiletries, child-care supplies, and bedding for those in need.

Alberta Affordable Housing Review Panel

Local

Dr. Sasha Tsenkova, PhD, was one of 10 experts appointed to the Alberta Affordable Housing Review Panel. The panel’s recommendations will be used to transform how Alberta’s affordable housing system is delivered so it is financially sustainable and able to address growing demand.

Faculty partnership addresses shelter crisis in northern Nigeria

International

Cumming School of Medicine and School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape professors created an affordable housing design competition for architecture students. The competition allowed them to use their knowledge to design shelters that would alleviate the trauma and suffering of displaced people through affordable, innovative, culturally appropriate and sustainable housing.