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COVID-19 Impacts on Faculty and Staff
York University Professors James Chowhan and Kelly Pike released a new report on COVID-19 Impacts on Faculty and Staff: Changing the Way Employees Work. This report is based on findings from a survey conducted at York University in August/September 2020. This study is a part of the COVID Homeworking for University Staff Survey (CHUSS) project. The CHUSS is an international research collaboration (including researchers at 14 universities – seven in Australia and seven in Canada) looking into the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the working arrangements of faculty and staff at universities, and it is led by Dr. David Peetz at Griffith University, Australia. Access the full report and find more information on the study here.
Since March 2020, the GLRC has amassed a digital database of more than 900 resources (newspaper articles, academic journal articles, blogs, op-eds, white papers, and policy briefs) documenting the challenges that different groups of workers have been experiencing around the world. In addition to a large repository of documents relating to Canada, the database seeks to account for how complex histories of colonialism, imperialism, and unequal economic relations have affected workers and employment relations across the globe. We hope the database will not only facilitate ongoing research but also open new avenues for inquiry. Visit our website to learn more about how the database is organized and instructions for accessing it and adding resources.
The GLRC is thrilled to be co-sponsoring this one-hour dialogue with Filipina care worker activists in Toronto, Winnipeg, and Daly City, California. This event is organized in part by GLRC Executive Dr. Ethel Tungohan. Migrante Manitoba also released a video on May Day capturing the heavy toll of COVID-19 on Filipina (im)migrants around the world who provide essential care work for families. Watch the video here.
When: Saturday, May 29, 2021