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 Black, Indigenous and people of colour (BIPOC), immigrants, women, individuals with disabilities, LGBTQ2+ and youth, among others.


Dr. Angela Dionisi, Associate Professor of Management at the Sprott School of Business, has an established expertise in organizational behaviour, workplace mistreatment and leadership. Most recently, she has been expanding her research area to examine workplace mistreatment encountered by individuals living with disabilities. Her ultimate goal is to help foster healthier, more inclusive workplace environments.

Dr. Dionisi seeks to continue CRIW’s efforts in fostering a sense of community among those studying issues pertinent to workplace inclusion. She is focused on strengthening CRIW’s academic and community networks and increasing the Centre’s research presence and relevance to multiple stakeholders.

Dr. Daniel Gulanowski, Assistant Professor at the Sprott School of Business, has completed research and knowledge mobilization that advances equity, diversity, and inclusion through studying immigrants’ adjustment and labour market integration in reference to expatriates, refugees, or international students. Dr. Gulanowski is eager to contribute to our centre’s continued success, growth, and development of research collaborations.

Dr. Angela Dionisi, Director, CRIW and Associate Professor of Management, Sprott School of Business

Headshot of Daniel Gulanowski. He is wearing a black suit with a white dress shirt and blue-striped tie.

Dr. Daniel Gulanowski, Associate Director, CRIW and Assistant Professor, 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.