About CRIW Ignite! COVID-19 Special Funding

CRIW Ignite! COVID-19 Special Funding was a supplement to CRIW Ignite! Research Grant. The COVID-19 pandemic made the impact of social inequalities more visible, and increased the vulnerability of traditionally underrepresented groups within the workplace. CRIW Ignite! COVID-19 Special Funding aimed to support research projects examining the impact of COVID-19 on workplace inclusion, by making CAD $20,000 available to fund up to four (4) research projects (maximum value per project $5,000).

Recipients of CRIW Ignite! COVID-19 Special Funding

  • The Changing Nature of Work due to COVID-19 – Linda Schweitzer, Sean Lyons and Katarina Lauch
  • The Effect of Regional Culture on Social Distancing and Business Activities During the Pandemic – Alan Cai and Zhilin Yang
  • The Impact of COVID-19 on Brick-and-Mortar Retail Workers – Nada Elnahla and Leighann Neilson
  • Weathering the Storm Alone: Examining the Impact of COVID-19 on the Psychological and Job-related Well-being of Single Working Mothers – Angela Dionisi, Kathryne Dupré and Chelsie Smith

For details on the research projects funded, please see the grant award announcement.