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    What We Do

    Our areas of focus shift over time as new faculty join the centre and in response to emerging issues.  Currently our research areas include:

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      • Newcomers, refugees and immigrants
      • Child and youth welfare
      • Poverty and income inequality
      • Mental health & addictions
      • Older adults
      • Environmental issues
      • Indigenous peoples & decolonization

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    • Raise community awareness of social issues and advocate social change through various publications and public forums
    • Facilitate collaboration and capacity building by providing opportunities for researchers to share their work and explore new research partnerships
    • Support and develop research intensity by informing faculty of new opportunities and assisting with application submissions
    • Support funded research projects by assisting with financial and data management and recruitment of project staff
    • Support the dissemination of research findings by providing guidance and assistance with publication submissions and development of dissemination materials
    • Engage undergraduate and graduate students in research activities to foster sustainable research intensity
    • Track and monitor SPRC success by developing and maintaining an inventory of research activity and impact indicator