Alison Smith

Alison Smith

Associate Professor

Alison completed her Ph.D. at l’Université de Montréal. She also holds an M.A. from UBC and a B.A.(Hons) from Mount Allison University. From 2009–2010, Alison was a Parliamentary Intern in Ottawa. Her research interests include the welfare state, social protection, homelessness, poverty and inequality. She became an Assistant Professor in Canadian Politics at UTM in 2017. The title of her Ph.D. and upcoming book is Filling the Gap: Cities and the Fight Against Homelessness in Canada.

Ph.D. Universite de Montreal
M.A. University of British Columbia
B.A. Mount Allison University


Canadian politics, welfare state, homelessness policy, and multilevel governance