Queen's University

Pakistan flood victims

2010-09-20

Queen’s University professor Kathy Brock, an expert on charities and volunteerism, can discuss the slow charitable response to Pakistan flood victims.

“The lack of donations should not be seen as a lack of compassion or empathy on the part of Canadians. Instead, there are a variety of factors that help account for the slow and limited response including past experiences, the record of charities in providing disaster relief, media coverage, government aid and timing. We should not rush to conclusions too quickly,” says Professor Brock who teaches in the School of Policy Studies.

Professor Brock has served as a member and advisor of the National Survey of Nonprofit and Voluntary Organizations, as an occasional advisor of the Canadian Government/Voluntary Sector Initiative, and as a member of the National Voluntary Sector Forum Selection Committee.

To arrange an interview, please contact Michael Onesi at 613.533.6000 ext. 77513 or michael.onesi@queensu.ca, or Kristyn Wallace at 613.533.6000 ext. 79173 or kristyn.wallace@queensu.ca at News and Media Services, Queen’s University.

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