Profs Featured in Media

May 20, 2011 - In the News

Prof. Sean Lyons has been featured around the globe for his recent study that found women have lower career expectations than men do.

A story on his research will air on CBC Radio's Ontario Morning program at 7:50 a.m. Thursday.

Lyons's research has also been covered by the Globe and Mail, the National Post and Maclean's and by other national and international publications.

The business professor, who worked on the study with researchers from Carleton and Dalhousie universities, examined career expectations and priorities of more than 23,000 Canadian undergraduate students.

He found women predict their starting salaries to be 14 per cent less than what men forecast. This gap in wage expectations widens over their careers, with women anticipating their earnings to be 18 per cent less than men's after five years on the job. The study also found women expect to wait almost two months longer than men for their first step up the corporate ladder.

Prof. Tina Widowski, holder of Canada's first academic Chair in Poultry Welfare, was featured on CBC Radio's Sunday Edition this past weekend discussing her new position.

Funded by the Egg Farmers of Canada, Widowski's new position was also covered by the Globe and Mail and by numerous other media outlets across the country.

Widowski, who works in the Ontario Agricultural College's Department of Animal and Poultry Science, leads North America's largest group of animal welfare scientists as director of the Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare. The Campbell Centre is the first research centre of its kind in North America and second of its kind in the world. She studies the effects of housing and management practices on physiology, behaviour and welfare of poultry and swine. As chairholder, she will work with other researchers in studying welfare and egg production of laying hens.

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