Peter Ove

Peter Ove is Professor at Camosun College in Victoria, BC. He has been teaching sociology for about ten years at Camosun and the University of Victoria. Previously, Peter was a high-school teacher in Denmark and an officer in UN-Habitat Brazil. His interest in international development and global poverty alleviation began in his early years. His graduate research revolved around global poverty, non-profit fundraising, and child sponsorship programs, focusing on Canadian perceptions and worldviews. His book Change a Life, Change your Own: Child Sponsorship, the Discourse of Development, and the Production of Ethical Subjects (2018), critiques child sponsorship programs for not addressing the deep roots of poverty and inequity.