A submission to the British Columbia Poverty Reduction Strategy

  Submitted by Elaine J. Laberge Doctoral student (Sociology), University of Victoria, MA, BA   (250) 686-2214 elaberge@uvic.ca http://www.echoesofpoverty.com   Poverty is our most devastating social failure in this greatly affluent age and land—and, the heaviest burden on our social conscience. John Kenneth Galbraith (1986) The larger picture: I draw your attention to key points … More A submission to the British Columbia Poverty Reduction Strategy

The Caboose

January 8, 2018 Epistemology: the root word clangs, clacks, and bangs against the suffix like the strain of a train’s caboose against the rusty cars it follows. The caboose is long forgotten, perhaps unknown; yet, childhood images deeply shapes my tension-filled understandings of knowledge. With the blistering prairie sun raining down on my white skeletal … More The Caboose

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

“The wind of poverty blows like a cyclone with a heavy tide of hardship, melancholy, acrimony and socio-political anarchism sweeping violently along its pathway. This tide makes the pathway difficult to travel, overcome and manoeuvre. Several policy actors and researchers have made attempts to proffer determined solutions to this tenuous situation has however defy most … More Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

Pushing Privileged Pillars: A narrative study of university leaders’ beliefs about “poverty-class” students and poverty

Context and Importance: This doctoral research will explore university leaders’ (professors, advisors, administrators, alumni) perceptions of post-secondary students who grew up in persistent childhood poverty. Canadian higher education equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) leaders are grappling with diversity. Part of the difficulty lies with understanding leaders’ lay beliefs about poverty-class students—an under-researched area (Massey, 2016; … More Pushing Privileged Pillars: A narrative study of university leaders’ beliefs about “poverty-class” students and poverty

New research project: “Pushing Privileged Pillars: A narrative study of university leaders’ beliefs about poverty-class students and poverty”

This doctoral research will explore university leaders’ (professors, advisors, administrators, alumni) perceptions of post-secondary students who grew up in persistent childhood poverty. Canadian higher education equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) leaders are grappling with diversity. Part of the difficulty lies with understanding leaders’ lay beliefs about poverty-class students—an under-researched area. Theoretically, those in academia understand … More New research project: “Pushing Privileged Pillars: A narrative study of university leaders’ beliefs about poverty-class students and poverty”

EDI-based research project proposal

Pushing privileged pillars: A narrative study of university leaders’ beliefs about poverty-class students Context and Importance: This doctoral research will explore university leaders’ (professors, advisors, administrators, alumni) perceptions of post-secondary students who grew up in persistent childhood poverty. Canadian higher education equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) leaders are grappling with diversity. Part of the difficulty … More EDI-based research project proposal