Housing and homelessness topics of panel discussion

Organizers plan to present several ‘made-in-the-Okanagan’ ideas 

What: Panel discussion on local innovations in housing and homelessness
Who: UBC and Okanagan College professors, community collaborators, technology entrepreneurs
When: Wednesday, February 7 from 5:30 to 9 p.m.
Where: Innovation Centre Theatre, 460 Doyle Avenue, Kelowna

UBC and Okanagan College are hosting a panel discussion about housing and homelessness that will feature ideas to improve housing in this region and make it more accessible for everyone.

The event will showcase  ‘made-in-the-Okanagan’ solutions to problems in housing and homelessness, and highlight partnerships across UBC, Okanagan College and the private sector that have made these innovations possible.

The event is hosted by Happipad, a startup tech company based in Kelowna, and the UBC/Okanagan College research team iSearch. Panel members include Happipad’s Cailan Libby, UBC professor and iSearch coordinator Jon Corbett, Bryn Crawford, who is working on UBC’s Homeless Personal Carrier project and Tara Tschritter with Little House Contracting. Journey Home Task Force co-chair Kyleen Myrah will moderate the panel.

Anyone who is interested in learning about local innovations in housing and homelessness—and the ways in which these innovations are making housing more accessible for people across the community—is encouraged to attend. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. and the panel presentation begins at 6 p.m. This free event is open to the public.

There will be time for questions and networking after the official presentation. To register visit: eventbrite.ca/e/panel-discussion-on-local-innovations-in-housing-and-homelessness-tickets-42112288990

About UBC’s Okanagan campus

UBC’s Okanagan campus is an innovative hub for research and learning in the heart of British Columbia’s stunning Okanagan Valley. Ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world, UBC is home to bold thinking and discoveries that make a difference. Established in 2005, the Okanagan campus combines a globally recognized UBC education with a tight-knit and entrepreneurial community that welcomes students and faculty from around the world. For more visit ok.ubc.ca.