About CRIW

The Centre for Research on Inclusion at Work (CRIW) is a research centre at the Sprott School of BusinessCarleton University, focused on conducting and sharing research that advances diversity, equity and inclusion at work. By making research findings available to the public and connecting academia with the broader community, CRIW aims to advance knowledge and drive change towards more inclusive workplaces that welcome and support greater participation of all peoples.

CRIW is inclusive of different genders, disciplines, and methodological approaches and paradigms. The centre welcomes the participation and involvement of Sprott and non-Sprott researchers as well as businesses, government, nonprofits and others in the broader community.


Founded in 1992 by  Dr. Lorraine Dyke, the centre first was named the Centre for Research and Education on Women and Work (CREWW) and functioned as a vehicle for delivering management development education for women, and conducting research on issues related to women at work.

Throughout its first 27 years CREWW championed the advancement of women at work through research and education to foster leadership among women, with the belief that greater participation of all peoples leads to creativity and innovation at work.

In 2017 CREWW merged with Carleton’s Centre for Women in Politics and Public Leadership (CWPPL) to allow the two centres to more effectively advance female leadership.

In the fall of 2019, in its pursuit of being on the forefront of advancing knowledge on participation at work and recognizing changes in gender concepts and market demands for women’s education, the centre made significant changes. The education component was reduced, and the centre updated its mission to conducting and publicizing research that advances diversity, equity and inclusion at work.

No longer focusing only on women, the centre changed its name to Centre for Research on Inclusion at Work (CRIW) and focuses on research about the inclusion of under-represented populations at work, including women, immigrants, visible minorities, indigenous individuals, among others.


Dr. Merridee Bujaki and Dr. Andrew Webb bring the Centre expertise in various areas of diversity and work. Dr. Bujaki, Professor of Accounting at the Sprott School of Business, has an established expertise in gender issues in management and women in the accounting profession. Dr. Webb, Assistant Professor of International Business at the Sprott School of Business, has an established expertise in cross-sector social partnerships in the field of sport for development.

Dr. Webb is replacing CRIW Co-Director, Dr. Luciara Nardon, who is currently on sabbatical leave.

Together they are focusing on strengthening CRIW’s academic and community networks, and increasing the centre’s research presence and relevance to multiple stakeholders.

Dr. Merridee Bujaki, Co-Director CRIW and Professor of Accounting, Sprott School of Business

Dr. Andrew Webb, Co-Director CRIW and Assistant Professor of International Business, Sprott School of Business

Mission and Values

Our mission

To conduct and share research that advances diversity, equity and inclusion at work.

Our values

Creative Connected Caring Inclusive
We encourage others to pursue a broad range of research interests and seek innovative solutions towards more inclusive workplaces. We nurture relationships within academia and with community members to advance knowledge and drive change. We create a supportive environment to stimulate collaboration among graduate students, academics, staff and the general community. We strive to be inclusive of people, academic disciplines, research methods and research paradigms.