News, research, and other announcements.
In the News: Even High-Wage Temporary Foreign Workers are at Risk of Exploitation
Catherine Connelly wrote an op-ed for The Hill Times that explains why high-wage TFWs are frequently overlooked but still need protections.
Enduring Work: Experiences with Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program
A Q&A with DeGroote Professor Catherine Connelly on the Temporary Foreign Worker program and her new book.
Customer-Related Executive Leadership Turnover: A Costly Dilemma
Sash Vaid explores the impact of shakeups at the customer-related top management level on firms' financial performance.
Bringing Research to the Community
MDTRC launches mobile research lab to ensure digital inclusion for everyone.
In the News: Temporary Foreign Worker Program Must Have Open Work Permits
In this Toronto Star op/ed Catherine Connelly says the biggest problem of the temporary foreign worker program is closed work permits.
McMaster Researchers Awarded Over $24 Million for Climate and Pandemic Research
Benson Honig was awarded the Government of Canada’s New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) to expand a virtual entrepreneurial incubator.
In the News: Toronto Company Ada Support Using AI to Fully Automate Customer Service Calls
Sean O’Brady spoke with the Globe and Mail's Technology Reporter about using AI to automate customer service jobs.
Your Used Clothing Donation May be Doing More Harm Than Good
A DeGroote professor is investigating environmental impacts and factors driving the entrepreneurship associated with circular fashion.
In the News: How AI is Changing the Jobs of Call Centre Workers
Sean O’Brady spoke with the Globe and Mail's Future of Work Reporter about how AI is changing the nature of call-centre jobs.
In the News: Is Live Shopping the Next Big disruptor in Canadian Retail?
Ruhai Wu spoke with the Globe and Mail about a new business model which takes influencer marketing to the next level.
Building a Digital Community of Global Entrepreneurs
Benson Honig is creating opportunities for marginalized individuals to become financially autonomous while forging global connections.
In the News: Is ‘friend-shoring’ the solution to global supply chain woes?
DeGroote's Elkafi Hassini and Candice Chow spoke with the Globe and Mail Report on Business magazine about friend-shoring.