Brock’s newest Canada Research Chair studies work-life balance

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Brock’s newest Canada Research Chair studies work-life balance

Published on October 12 2011

Brock’s newest Canada Research Chair, Andrea Doucet, brings internationally recognized research on work-life balance and caregiving to the Faculty of Social Sciences.
Doucet, a professor in Sociology and Women’s Studies, was announced today as Brock’s 13th Canada Research Chair, as part of a national announcement identifying today’s brightest research stars across the nation.

As Canada Research Chair in Gender, Work and Care, Doucet will address the challenges faced by modern families, including the inequalities still present in the way women and men are compensated for their work, and perceptions around how they care for their families. Her work will affect key policy and community measures in Canada, and in other western countries.
Doucet comes to Brock from Carleton University, where she was a professor of sociology. She is best known for her award-winning book Do Men Mother? and is the editor of the international academic journal, Fathering. She is currently completing a book on breadwinning mothers and caregiving fathers.

“We are thrilled to have Professer Doucet joining our faculty,” said Thomas Dunk, dean, Faculty of Social Sciences. “Her extensive research record and deep experience, along with her passion for her field, further bolsters our recognized educational and research strengths in social justice issues and community engagement.”
Today’s national announcement, made by Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), included 253 new or renewed Canada Research Chairs at 56 institutions across Canada, with a total award investment of $204 million. This federal investment attracts and retains some of the world’s most accomplished and promising researchers, allowing Canadian institutions to strengthen their position as global research leaders in research and development.
For more info:
* Andrea Doucet, professor, Sociology, 905-688-5550 x3150

* Carolyn Mullin, research communications manager, 905-688-5550 x5789