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Socialization in the workplace: Video profile with Prof. Jamie Gruman

Starting a new job can be stressful even for the most prepared and qualified individual, so ensuring that employees are on-boarded properly is important to helping them succeed in the workplace. In this video. associate professor and co-founder of the Canadian Positive Psychology Association Jamie Gruman introduces us to two people starting new jobs and explores the benefits of effective socialization in the workplace. Watch the video.

Professor Chris Choi: Tourist behaviour greatest driving force behind sustainable tourism

Every year, billions of people from around the globe engage in tourism. Whether they travel domestically or internationally, the tourism industry has a large economic impact on places ranging from small rural communities to large urban centres.

Since the ‘70s, more attention has been paid to the environmental and social impacts of tourism and how it can become a more sustainable industry. It’s an issue that, according to School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management professor Chris Choi, has often been at odds with economic gain.

Investigating Canada's Skills Gap: Economics Professor Miana Plesca and PhD Candidate Fraser Summerfield Research Our Skills Mismatch

Who or what is really responsible for Canada’s skills gap? 

This past September, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) announced 16 Knowledge Synthesis Grants to research this question and others concerning Canadian labour market issues. Economics Professor Miana Plesca was selected to be part of this group of researchers. In partnership with PhD candidate Fraser Summerfield, she is researching the gaps between labour demand and supply and how these apply to the Canadian economy. 

Economics professor Bram Cadsby conducts experiment on female identity conflict

Prior to entering undergraduate studies, Economics Professor Bram Cadsby admits that studying economics and becoming a professor were not necessarily on his “to do” list. But after one year of English and Philosophy studies and a brief foray into international relations, he found himself enjoying an economics class and ultimately starting his career in that field. Entering into economics not only broadened Cadsby’s career options, but also allowed him to apply his lifelong interest in human behaviour. “I’ve always been fascinated by human behaviour,” he says.

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