Director, Housing Research Collaborative
Dr. Penny Gurstein, Professor, School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP).
Research area: Affordable and social housing
Aboriginal Housing Management Association. Nizar Laarif, Director of Public Affairs.
Research area: Affordable non-profit aboriginal housing
BC Non-Profit Housing Association. Brian Clifford, Policy Manager.
Research area: Non-profit and community-based housing
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives BC. Marc Lee, Senior Economist.
Research area: Affordable housing policy
City Spaces Consulting & UBC SCARP. Noha Sedky, Community planner and project manager; adjunct faculty.
Research area: Housing policy, affordable housing, and homelessness initiatives
Eberle Consulting. Margaret Eberle, Principal.
Research area: Affordable housing and planning
Rennie Group. Andrew Ramlo, Vice-President of Market Intelligence.
Research area: Demographic forecasting, housing markets
SFU City Program. Andy Yan, Director.
Research area: Urban regeneration, applied demographics, neighbourhood development
Social Planning and Research Council of British Columbia. Lorraine Copas, Executive Director.
Research area: Applied social research, social policy analysis and community development approaches to social justice
UBC Geography. David Ley, Professor.
Research area: Housing and labour markets, immigration and global capital
UBC Geography. Elvin Wyly, Professor.
Research area: Housing policy and urban social inequalities
UBC Sauder School of Business. Tom Davidoff, Associate Professor.
Research area: Housing policy reform
UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. Inge Roecker, Associate Professor.
Research area: Interdisciplinary research collective living lab
UBC School of Population and Public Health. Paul Kershaw, Professor.
Research area: Housing policy promoting generational equity
UBC Sociology. Nathan Lauster, Associate Professor.
Research area: Housing form, justice and wealth
Advisory Committee | Public Sector (unofficial)
Research and Corporate Planning. Karen Hemmingson, Chief Research Officer.
Research and Information Transfer. Debbie Kraus, Manager.
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
Innovation Fund. Lance Jakubec, Affordable Housing Specialist.
City of Vancouver
Development, Buildings, & Licensing. Kaye Krishna, General Manager.
Housing Policy (Planning, Urban Design and Sustainability). Sara Ellis, Planner.
Policy and Planning. Andrea Winkler, Program Manager, Affordable Housing Policy and Planning.
Regional Planning. Jessica Hayes, Housing Planner.
Partners and Collaborators
Atira Women’s Resource Society. Janice Abbott, CEO.
Research area: Transitional and shelter housing and support services
LandlordBC. David Hutniak, CEO.
Research area: Rental housing
Mountain Math. Jens Von Bergmann, Principal.
Research area: Housing data analytics and visualization
Pacific Housing Research Network. Tricia Roche, Network Co-ordinator.
Research area: Housing affordability and sustainability
PHS Community Services Society. Jennifer Breakspear, Executive Director.
Research area: Social and supportive housing, health and social services
Rain City Housing. Catherine Hume, Co-Executive Director.
Research area: Social and supportive housing
Riverview Village Intentional Community Society. Herschel Hardin, Board Chair.
Research area: Mental health; inclusive communities
Streetohome. Rob Turnbull, CEO.
Research area: Transition out of homelessness
Tyee’s Housing Fix. Chris Cheung and Katie Hyslop, Journalists.
Research area: Housing journalism
Union Gospel Mission. Derek Weiss, Director of Community Engagement, Social Enterprise, and Housing.
Research area: Homelessness and lack of affordable housing
UBC Community, Culture, and Global Studies (Okanagan). Jose Carlos Teixeira, Professor.
Research area: Urban and social geography, community formation, housing, and neighbourhood change
UBC Computer Science. Raymond Ng, Professor and Date Science Institute Director.
Research area: Data mining and analytics
UBC Journalism. Peter Klein, Associate Professor and Executive Director, Global Reporting Centre.
Research area: Investigative reporting
UBC Sauder School of Business. Tsur Somerville, Associate Professor and Director, Center for Urban Economics and Real Estate.
Research area: Housing markets, real estate finance, housing markets
UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. John Bass, Associate Professor and Chair, Architecture.
Research area: First nations engagement: housing, research and design
UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. Mari Fujita, Associate Professor and Chair, Environmental Design.
Research area: Multidisciplinary perspective on institutional changes, social networks and mental health over urban space
UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. Cynthia Girling, Professor.
Research area: Sustainable urban design, public engagement processes and tools for urban design
UBC School of Community and Regional Planning. Maged Senbel, Associate Professor.
Research area: Inclusive, intercultural community and housing planning
UBC Sociology. Qiang Fu, Assistant Professor.
Research area: Urban studies, social networks, health, demography, machine learning, China.
University of Victoria Social Work. Bruce Wallace, Associate Professor.
Research area: Homelessness, social and supportive housing; health, harm reduction and social policy
Vancity Credit Union. Kira Gerwing, Manager of Community Investment.
Research area: Affordable housing development
YWCA Metro Vancouver. Lisa Rupert, Vice President, Housing Services and Violence Prevention.
Research area: Affordable housing, child care and supportive services.
Craig E. Jones
SCARP Research Assistants
Elizabeth Ballantyne, PhD Student
Jessica Todd, Masters Student
Erin LaRoque, Masters Student
Rebecca Mayers, PhD Student
With thanks to the Real Estate Foundation of BC for their generous support of this initiative.