Reimagining Care/Work Policies


Read about the behind the scenes work, and get to know all our amazing team as we share some of their stories, news, and work with you.

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Sophie Mathieu shares three takeaways from the Quebec childcare model

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RC/W News — November 11, 2022

B.C. Indigenous scholar Margo Greenwood appointed to Senate

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced the appointment of a new senator, Indigenous Scholar Margo Greenwood, who will represent British Columbia.

RC/W News — November 11, 2022

Kate Bezanson serving as special advisor to Office of the Prime Minister

Brock University researcher Kate Bezanson has been seconded to serve as a special advisor on gender, rights, and social, economic and legal issues to the Office of the Prime Minister of Canada.

RC/W News — October 4, 2022

Andrea Doucet receives Brock’s Award for Distinguished Research and Creative Activity

Andrea Doucet, Professor of Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies has received Brock University’s 2022 Award for Distinguished Research and Creative Activity.

In the News — June 17, 2022

Sophie Mathieu featured on Spark/CBC Radio – From affordable childcare to school in the metaverse: What will childhood look like in 30 years?

Sophie Mathieu, a senior program director at Ottawa’s Vanier Institute for the Family, says it’s time we started treating daycare and early childhood education in the same way we treat elementary and secondary school: as a public responsibility where all children have equitable access.

RC/W News — May 6, 2022

RC/W Postdoctoral Fellow lands Tenure Track Position

Dr. Kimberly de Laat has accepted an Assistant Professor tenure track position in Organization and Human Behaviour at the Stratford School of Interaction Design and Business, University of Waterloo.

RC/W News — May 6, 2022

Martha Friendly interviewed on the $10-a-day Ontario daycare deal

“We’ve been waiting 50 years for this”: Childcare expert Martha Friendly on Ontario’s new $10-a-day daycare deal with the feds.

In the News — April 11, 2022

Kim de Laat (2021). “Productivity and Parenting in a Pandemic.” Interview with Sarah Gauen and Sacha Leduc for Algonquin College Inclusion Infusions podcast.

In this episode co-hosts Sacha Leduc (AC Online) & Sarah Gauen (Inclusion & Diversity Specialist) have a thoughtful and personal conversation with three experts on the experiences and learnings from balancing working in the College system while raising children during a pandemic…

RC/W News — February 15, 2022

RC/W Postdoctoral Fellow making headway with Project Partner

Dr. Kimberly de Laat, Postdoctoral Fellow and the project’s first Mitacs Fellow, has been busy working with one of the project partners, The Vanier Institute of the Family. The Vanier Institute recently interviewed her about her research that focuses on diverse families, inequality and parental leave.

RC/W News — November 12, 2021

Martha Friendly wins prestigious award for research policy contributions

Martha Friendly, Founder and Executive Director of the Childcare Resource and Research Unit has won the prestigious Charles Taylor Prize for Excellence in Research Policy.

RC/W News — November 11, 2021

The Reimagining Care/Work Policies project welcomes four postdoctoral fellows

The Reimagining Care/Work Policies project is pleased to welcome our first four postdoctoral fellows: Sadie Goddard-Durant (PhD, University of Guelph), Janna Klostermann (PhD, Carleton University), Kim de Laat (PhD, University of Toronto) and Sophie Mathieu (PhD, Carleton University).

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