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Colin Robert Phillips, PhD

Colin Phillips defended successfully his doctoral dissertation, an examination of homelessness and affordable housing from an urban policy perspective.

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Colin Phillips

Hearty congratulations to Colin Robert Phillips, who has become the 4th doctoral candidate in the  Policy Studies PhD program to defend successfully his dissertation. [Photo by Clifton Li, Ryerson Today]

Under the supervision of Dr. Ronald Vogel, Colin's dissertation examines homelessness and affordable housing from an urban policy perspective, with a particular focus on Toronto's  Streets to Homes program, a homelessness initiative based on a housing-first model.

In addition to being a testament to Colin's perseverance under challenging circumstances, his completion also demonstrates the breath of academic enquiry that is possible in an interdisciplinary policy studies doctoral program.

For further details, see Ryerson Today story, 03 February 2016