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