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.