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Distinguished Speaker Series with Dr. Catherine Connelly Happier

Date & Time

April 5, 2024


Telfer School of Management
Desmarais Building
DMS 4101
55 Laurier Avenue East
Ottawa, Ontario  K1N 6N5


Jenna Bryson


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Human forms being spread out over different work areas

Beyond Uber drivers: Understanding the experiences of contingent workers in Canada

Many organizational theories and public policies are predicated on outdated ideas about what constitutes “normal” work: 9 to 5 days, 40-hour work weeks, and lifetime employment for a single company. With the rising popularity of Uber and the “gig economy”, there is an increasing understanding of the wide variation in work, workers, and workplaces. However, there is more to contingent and temporary work than Uber.

Professor Connelly’s presentation will examine the experiences of a wide variety of contingent workers in Canada: temporary foreign workers, musicians, and medical residents. She will examine how these workers are mistreated as well as why this mistreatment endures.

This talk will be followed by a Q&A session.


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Dr. Catherine Connelly is a professor and Canada Research Chair of organizational behaviour at the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University. Her research focuses on the attitudes, behaviours, and experiences of workers with non-traditional work arrangements (e.g., temporary foreign workers, gig workers) the effects of leadership styles on leader well-being, the experiences of workers with disabilities, and knowledge hiding in organizations. She is the author of Enduring Work and her other research has been published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, the Journal of Management, the Journal of Organizational Behavior, the Journal of Management information Systems, Academy of Management Discoveries, the Journal of Vocational Behavior, Human Resource Management, Human Resource Management Review, and several other journals and books. She is a former associate editor for Human Relations and currently serves on the board of that journal as well as on the boards of the Academy of Management Discoveries, European Management Journal, Human Resource Management, Human Resource Management Review, and the Journal of Organizational Behavior.

Read more about Dr. Connelly and Connelly Research lab here:

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