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Dr. Carol Kauppi

Carol Kauppi

Carol Kauppi, PhD is the Director of the Centre for Research in Social Justice and Policy. She is also a professor in the School of Social Work at Laurentian University and she served as the MSW Program Coordinator for several years. Her teaching at the graduate level focussed on research methods and she draws upon qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods approaches in research projects. Carol has been working in the area of homelessness and housing for 20 years. From 2010 to 2016, she was the Director of a multi-year research project, Poverty, Homelessness and Migration, a Community-University Research Alliance funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Her research interests have focussed on homelessness and housing in a vast area of northeastern Ontario including rural and remote communities in the James Bay lowlands, as well as urban centres in this region. Her research projects on homelessness have centred on issues for Indigenous, Francophone and Anglophone people of northeastern Ontario. In 2017, she received the Partnership Award (an Impact Award) from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. This award recognizes outstanding achievements involving a partnership approach to research. Carol was also the 2011 recipient of the Laurentian University Research Excellence Award.