host picture

  |
Bookmark and Share

UBCO students go homeless for a week

aGWPHOTOS.jpg
Bobbi Rieger, Austin Newton and Trina Renz are three UBCO students who have decided to "go homeless" for five days to rails awareness and money (Madonna Hamel/CBC).

For the past week, five UBCO students have been sleeping under a tarp on campus, living on doughnuts and coffee, essentially giving up basic necessities to raise awareness and money for the homeless.

It's part of a campaign called "5 days for the homeless," which began in Alberta and is now in 27 schools across Canada, the States and in Dubai.

Daybreak's Madonna Hamel went to visit three of UBC's participants in their temporary shelter under the Science building.

Austin Newton greeted her at the "front door."
Download Flash Player to view this content.

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.

Submission Policy

Note: The CBC does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comments, you acknowledge that CBC has the right to reproduce, broadcast and publicize those comments or any part thereof in any manner whatsoever. Please note that comments are moderated and published according to our submission guidelines.