I had the pleasure of joining fellow researchers and research supporters at the Office of Research & Innovation's 2017 Applied Research Day. The Office truly knows how to celebrate its researchers and partners and to cultivate industry relationships. It was an uplifting event and showcase, where I had the opportunity to provide the latest update on Job Talks. In the bottom right is Research Assistant Benjamin Millard giving a sneak-peek of our initial video series. The overall event was a hit!
I recently participated in a panel discussion on social isolation with other experts on The Zoomer, hosted by Marissa Semkiw. The show aired nationally on VisionTV. In Canada, one in five people say they don't participate regularly in any social activity. StatsCan estimates that more than 30% of Canadian seniors are at high risk of isolation. I brought a comparative perspective to the discussion (Millennials vs. Zoomers) and warned about Millennials' relative comfort with being alone in the Digital Age and why this may be concerning for the future. Watch the show HERE
I'm a marketing professor at George Brown College in Toronto, Canada. Past Vice President and President of Caroline Co-op in Ward 28, where I live and work.
I have a PhD in sociology from the University of Waterloo.