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Photo of Alison SmithAlison Smith is a doctoral candidate pursuing studies in political science at the Université de Montréal.
Her main research interests are Canadian politics, urban governance and social protection.
Alison holds an Master of arts degree from The University of British Columbia, and spent a year working on Parliament Hill through the non-partisan Parliamentary Internship Programme.
Inspired by her experience volunteering at a shelter in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, Alison has focused her doctoral work on a broad comparative study of local responses to homelessness in Canada, with the goal of contributing to a broader understanding of its causes and potential solutions.
Alison is the Canadian and Quebec politics editor for Politikos, the Université de Montréal's undergraduate student journal.