The Centre for Research on Inclusion at Work (CRIW) today announced the recipient of its 2020/2021 Graduate Student Bursary. Funded by KPMG, CRIW’s Graduate Student Bursary supports students who are entering or continuing in a graduate degree program within the Sprott School of Business and are studying issues around workplace diversity and inclusion.

This year’s recipient of CRIW’s Graduate Student Bursary is Saquib Shahriar, a doctoral student at the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University.

Saquib will research how culture affects women’s representation in corporate boards in developed countries. The main objective is to see how culture plays into promoting women into top management/ board of directors and how that in turn, affects corporate governance and firm performance. In addition, he would like to research and see how culture affects the risk-taking behavior of firms with gender-diverse boards in developed countries.

Saquib will be conducting his study under the supervision of Dr. Isaac Otchere, Professor of Finance at the Sprott School of Business.

To view profiles of students studying with the support of CRIW’s Graduate Student Bursary, or to know more about the bursary, please visit CRIW’s Graduate Student Bursary web page.

CRIW’s Graduate Student Bursary is one of the mechanisms through which CRIW aims to advance knowledge and drive change towards more inclusive workplaces. For more information, visit CRIW’s web pages on Research Support and Resources and Grants.

CRIW’s Graduate Student Bursary is possible through generous financial support from KPMG. This funding supports graduate students at Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business with an interest in inclusion at work. CRIW is grateful for KPMG’s support.