David Hulchanski's scholarship focuses on local and global trends in housing, poverty and social welfare policy; human rights and social justice issues; and social and community development.
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Dr. Chow Yei Ching Chair in Housing
Ph.D. Urban Planning, University of Toronto M.Sc.(Pl.) Urban Planning, University of Toronto
B.A. Political Science, Siena College, Albany, New York
MCIP, Member Canadian institute of Planners
RPP, Registered Professional Planner, Ontario
Phone: (416) 978-1973
Fax: (416) 978-7072
His current housing research is focused on homelessness, social and rental housing problems, and the housing experience of immigrants and refugees in Toronto. His human rights research includes discrimination and racism in the housing market and the social impact of ‘hallmark events’, such as hosting the Olympics. Two major current research initiatives are: (1) “Housing Experiences of New Canadians: Com-parative Case Studies of Immigrants and Refugees in Greater Toronto” and (2) Homelessness in Canada (local and national trends, politics and solutions). Professor Hulchanski’s approach to applied social research is multi-method, including both qualitative and quantitative methods, relying where possible on a participatory research process.
In 1997 he was appointed to the Faculty of Social Work’s endowed chair in housing, the Dr. Chow Yei Ching Chair in Housing. During the 1980s he was a professor at the University of British Columbia and the Director of the UBC Centre for Human Settlements. He is the North American Editor of the international research journal Housing Studies.
Housing and community development
Human rights, discrimination, racism and social justice
Social welfare policy, poverty and social planning
Participatory research methodology
Comparative and case study research methods
The role of theory and concepts in professional practice
Housing and Population Health: A Review of the Literature, Ottawa: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, May 1999 (co-author).
The Human Right to Adequate Housing in Canada: Canada’s Compliance with the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, with a Focus on Homelessness. A report submitted to the United Nations Committee of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Geneva, October 1998.
“Housing Issues Facing Immigrants and Refugees in Greater Toronto: Initial Findings from the Jamaican, Polish and Somali Communities,” in E. Komut, ed., Housing Question of the Others (part of the UN Habitat II conference papers), 1996 (co-author).
“Housing as a Factor in Admissions of Children to Temporary Care,”Child Welfare: Journal of Policy, Practice, and Program, 74(3), 1995 (co-author).
“The Concept of Housing Affordability: Six Contemporary Uses of the Housing Expenditure-to-Income Ratio,” Housing Studies, 10(4), 1995.
Discrimination in Ontario's Rental Housing Market: The Role of Minimum Income Criteria, Ontario Human Rights Commission, 1994.
“Non-Profit Housing in Canada and the United States: A Comparison,” Housing Policy Debate, 4(1), 1993 (co-author)