Judy Graves, a pioneer in the campaign to end homelessness in Vancouver, will share stories of her work during a talk at the Douglas College Coquitlam Campus on February 16. The talk, titled Fighting for Solutions, is part of the college’s Health Sciences Speaker Series, which invites a variety of experts to discuss health issues with a regional, national and global impact.
Graves retired as the City of Vancouver’s official advocate for the homeless in 2013 after decades spent working to improve the lives of people living on the streets and in shelters around Vancouver. The driving force behind the creation of the Vancouver Homeless Outreach Project, Graves has been recognized for her work with the Freedom of the City award, Vancouver’s highest honour, and an honorary doctorate from UBC, among other honours.
The event is presented by the Douglas College Health Science Department. Additional events for 2015 Health Sciences Speaker Series will be announced.