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A year of COVID-19 has illuminated the urgent need for paid sick days

Over the past year, Canada’s federal government, policy-makers and employers have made significant strides in providing temporary paid sick leave provisions related to COVID-19. But the challenges associated with workplace safety when sick leave is unpaid persist.

This requires permanent and shared solutions to protect workers, the community and the economy.

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Advancing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Across the Business World

Lang faculty bring a unique lens to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) themes. 

On May 25, 2020, the killing of George Floyd set off a firestorm of protests across North America that made it impossible for even the most change-resistant leaders to ignore the conversation surrounding issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI).

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Restaurant sustainability initiatives lose ground during COVID-19

Experts from Lang's School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management discuss how COVID-19 has impacted the hospitality industry's sustainability initiatives. 

Across Canada, restaurant sustainability initiatives are taking one step forward and two steps back as full-service restaurants struggle to weather the most daunting winter season in recent memory. 

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Imagined scarcity drives panic buying during COVID-19 pandemic

Marketing and consumer studies professor Dr. Sunghwan Yi explores the factors that contribute to excessive, panic buying during the COVID-19 lockdowns.

When the COVID-19 pandemic first brought the world to its knees in March 2020, incidents of panic buying began to make headlines around the globe. From Brazil to India, hygiene products and grocery staples flew off shelves in record time. 

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