Dr. Lindsey McKay is an Assistant Teaching Professor in Sociology, Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, British Colombia. She is a sociologist/political economist of health, medicine, and care work focused on social relations of power and inequality. While teaching dominates her daily work, she publishes on care work, specifically parental leave, and organ donation for transplantation. She is a co-investigator on “Reimagining Care/Work Policy,” a SSHRC Partnership grant (2020-2027). Dr. McKay completed her MA at the Institute of Political Economy (2000) and her PhD in Sociology in the Collaborative Political Economy Specialization (2015) at Carleton. We are thrilled to have Dr. McKay return to the Institute (virtually) to kick off our conference the morning of Thursday, February 25 to share her research relating to care work, parental leave and the pandemic.