Possessions
of Precariously
Housed People

Who We Are

Nicholas Blomley is Professor of Geography at Simon Fraser University. He has a longstanding interest in questions related to property, space and power, and has engaged in research on marginalized people for many years.

Alexandra Flynn is an Associate Professor at Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia. She teaches and works in the area of law and cities, with a focus on housing and homelessness, and Indigenous-municipal legal relationships.

Marie-Eve Sylvestre is Dean and Professor at the University of Ottawa (Civil Law Section). She has a long history of researching the criminalization of unhoused people.

Nic Olson is a settler from Treaty 4 Territory and has worked in anti-poverty and harm reduction for over ten years. He is currently studying law on Lekwungen Territory.

Terri Evans is a PhD student in the Department of Geography at Simon Fraser University. She is researching the response of suburban municipalities in Greater Vancouver to homeless encampments.

Claire Shapton is an MA student in the Department of Geography at Simon Fraser University. She has been researching supportive housing in Abbotsford BC, in partnership with a peer-based organization, Drug War Survivors.

Marina Chavez is an MA student in the Department of Geography at Simon Fraser University. She has been researching the practices of home-making in single-room occupancy hotels in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, in partnership with the community based research project, Right to Remain.