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Tracy Smith-Carrier


Associate Professor


Dr. Tracy Smith-Carrier is an Associate Professor and the Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals in the School of Humanitarian Studies at Royal Roads University in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Dr. Smith-Carrier’s program of research, grounded in a human rights framework, touches upon many different fields in the social policy arena, including access to social welfare benefits, social assistance receipt, food in/security, basic income, poverty, and climate justice. She is the Chair of the National Forum Strategic Planning Committee for a Basic Income Guarantee in Canada, and editor of Critical Policy Studies.


Smith-Carrier, Tracy, and Jacqueline On. 2023. “Ambitious for Change? A Critical Appraisal of the Canadian Indicator Framework of the Sustainable Development Goals.” Journal of Human Rights Practice 15 (1): 204–31.

Smith-Carrier, Tracy. 2021. “‘The (Charitable) Pantry Is Bare’: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Christmas Food Hamper Programs in Canada.” Critical Policy Studies 15 (1): 90–106.,

Smith-Carrier, Tracy. 2020. “Charity Isn’t Just, or Always Charitable: Exploring Charitable and Justice Models of Social Support.” Journal of Human Rights and Social Work 5 (3): 157–63.

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