Precarious employment in the gig economy, especially for musicians, is just one of the research topics being supported.
Gillian Mulvale says the lived experience can improve the quality of care across the health system.
Gillian Mulvale: "This is a relatively new field in Canada, and we can learn a lot from other countries."
DeGroote Associate Professor Gillian Mulvale is currently focusing on mental health challenges faced by youth ages 16 to 25.
Gillian Mulvale: "I know our work has the ability to change people's lives ... For any researcher, that feeling is so rewarding."