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York U expert available to speak about extreme cold weather alerts and homelessness

TORONTO, Jan. 20, 2014 – York University researcher Tanya Gulliver, project coordinator of the Canadian Homelessness Research Network, is available to speak with media about Toronto’s extreme cold weather alert and how it affects the homeless and vulnerable in our community.

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Media Contact: Robin Heron, Media Relations, York University, 416 736 2100 22097/ rheron@yorku.ca

 NOTE: York U media studio is available for double-ended broadcast interviews.