is an innovative, interdisciplinary
research and educational centre responding to dramatic changes in family
patterns, paid work, and broader economic and political structures.
Faculty, staff and graduate students
work on projects relevant to individual and family well-being, the interface
between work and family, and contextual factors that affect workplace
productivity and community supports. Research topics include organizational
health, caregiving and work, father involvement, social support and community
The Centre's core strengths include strategic
research, policy analysis and best practices development.
History of the Sexual and Gender Diversity Research Lab
One day in 2014,
while standing at the office printer, Amy Ellard-Gray and Thomas Sasso, two PhD
candidates in the Department of Psychology, started talking about their
research. In spite of having offices next to each other for years, this was the
first time they realized that both had deep research interests in sexual and
The purpose of this project wasto obtain current Canadian information to assess the extent to which workplaces provide a variety of flexible work arrangements, leave policies, and information and supports that can enable… read more...