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Research in Progress

Dr. Rupa Banerjee and Dr. Atty Mashatan

Dr. Rupa Banerjee and Dr. Atty Mashatan are working on “Security through diversity: Gender, racialization and immigrant status within the cybersecurity sector,” a study which examines the career progression of women, immigrants and racialized workers in the cybersecurity sector. The research examines the impact of gender, racialization and immigrant status on occupational trajectories within the cybersecurity sector. The aim is to investigate the challenges and barriers to advancement for diverse talent within this sector.

Inclusive Media Development Centre

The Inclusive Media Development Centre has been working on a project that aims to improve standards for closed captioning in Canada. “Understanding user perspectives of the speed/accuracy/delay tradeoff for captioning fast-paced media content: Towards improved quality standards for closed captioning in Canada (external link) ” The project will result in recommendations for standards and regulations on closed captioning of fast-paced programming to inform policies of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters, the CRTC and Standards bodies.

Dr. Nükhet Taylor

Dr. Nükhet Taylor’s paper with Nate Martin, (submitted to Marketing Letters in October 2023) highlights four pillars for building a more inclusive, equitable and sustainable research culture: support, opportunity, agency and relevance, and suggests many implicit norms in marketing that need re-examination and change, to pave the way to a more inclusive future.

Janice Rudkowski

Janice Rudkowski is a co-investigator, with an interdisciplinary team from across Canada, on a SSHRC grant-funded project looking at makerspaces and the circular economy (external link) . She is currently co-supervising two Environmental Applied Science and Management students who are examining circular practices within GTA-based university makerspaces and the role of community gardens in circular economy practices.

Aniek Le Moine & Dr. Karen Peesker

Hospitality and Tourism Management student Aniek Le Moine, supervised by Dr. Karen Peesker, shared research findings “Diversity and Inclusion in Sales” at the Undergraduate Research Opportunities (URO) showcase in October 2022.

Juan Marcelo Gomez

Retail Management’s Juan Marcelo Gomez’s doctoral research highlights the international market mechanisms that require attention to bring sustainable development progress through equality.

Published research

Ted Rogers School of Management faculty and researchers are driving innovation and social change and advancing EDIA in business. The following is a recent selection of journal articles and conference presentations centred around EDIA-related areas of research.

Andiappan, M., & Dufour, L. (2023). Keeping the “men” in longshoremen: The origins of lasting discrimination against women in the longshore occupation (external link, opens in new window) . In C. Gabbioneta, M. Clemente & R. Greenwood (Eds.), Organizational wrongdoing as the “foundational” grand challenge: Definitions and antecedents (Vol. 84, pp. 211-226). Emerald Publishing Limited.
Bujaki, M., Lento, C., Butt, I., Anderson, N., & Ogima, C. (2023). A systematic literature review of Indigenous Peoples and accounting research: Critical Indigenous theory as a step toward relationship and reconciliation (external link, opens in new window) . Accounting Forum, 47(3), 307–332.
Chetioui, Y., Butt, I., Fathani, A., & Lebdaoui, H. (2023). Organic food and Instagram health and wellbeing influencers: An emerging country's perspective with gender as a moderator (external link, opens in new window) . British Food Journal, 25(4), 1181–1205.
Desai, S., Vivanco, P. Fels, D.I. (2022). Connecting seniors in marginalized communities during Covid-19 (external link, opens in new window) . ACM Interactions.
Dimanche, F., & Perzyna, M. (2023). Diversity, equity, and inclusion management in the Canadian hospitality industry. In A. Manoharan, J. M. Madera, & M. Singal (Eds.), Handbook of diversity, equity, and inclusion management in the hospitality industry. Routledge.
Nam, S., Fels, D., & Chignell, M. (2023). Developing a closed captioning quality assessment system using a multi-label classifier with active learning from deaf and hard of hearing viewers. Applied Intelligence (Dordrecht, Netherlands), 53(19), 22882–22897.
Okafor, O. N., & Kalu, K. (2023). Integration challenges, immigrant characteristics and career satisfaction for immigrants in the field of accounting and finance: An empirical evidence from Canada (external link, opens in new window) . Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 102602.
Shareef, M. A., Ahmed, J. U., Giannakis, M., Dwivedi, Y. K., Kumar, V., Butt, I., & Kumar, U. (2023). Machine autonomy for rehabilitation of elderly people: A trade-off between machine intelligence and consumer trust (external link, opens in new window) . Journal of Business Research, 164, 113961.
Wright, K.-A., & Dimanche, F. (2023). Canadian immigration policies: Implications for discrimination and biases in tourism employment. In S. Slocum (Ed.) (external link, opens in new window) , Inclusion in tourism: Understanding institutional discrimination and bias (pp. 29-45). Routledge.
Conference papers and presentations
Andiappan, M., & Dufour, L. (2022, November 17). Gender inequality is still rampant in the maritime longshore profession (external link, opens in new window) . The Conversation. 
Bhargav, H. (2022) A Novel Telephony Recognizer for Dysarthric Speech. Young Researchers Consortium (YRC) In International Conference on Digital Inclusion, Assistive Technology & Accessibility - ICCHP-AAATE 2022, Lecco, Italy.
Della Lucia, M., & Dimanche, F. (2022, November). Social entrepreneurship and regenerative tourism: A Canadian case study of female leadership [Conference session]. Colloque Pluridisciplinaire AsTRES, Nice, France.
Dimanche, F. (2023, June). Immigration, multicultural placemaking, and regenerative urban tourism development [Invited research seminar]. Institut Lyfe (formerly Institut Paul Bocuse), Lyon, France.
Dimanche, F., & Wright, K.-A. (2023, April). Discrimination and biases in Canadian tourism employment: Assessment and recommendations to address the labour crisis [Conference session]. Travel and Tourism Research Association Europe Conference, Dijon, France.
Fels, D., &, Desai, S. (2022). EDI in Grant Applications and Promotion Profiles workshop at the Graphics Interface Conference.
Fels, D.I., (2023). Hello, is there anybody out there? Can you hear me?” Keynote address, CHI2023.
Karam, M., Christelis, C., Hibbard, E., Leung, J., Kumarasamy, T., Whitfield, M., & Fels, D. I. (2022). Workload evaluations for closed captioners. In the International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs (pp. 529-535). Springer, Cham.
McClinchey, K., & Dimanche, F. (2022, July). Diversity is our strength: Regenerating tourism in Toronto through immigration and multicultural place-making [Conference session]. UGI Centennial Congress, Paris, France.
Nam, S., Karam, M., Kumarasamy, T., Whitfield, M., Fels, D. (2023). Eye gaze behaviour, comprehension of colour commentary and gameplay captions of fast-paced live sports for Deaf and Hard of Hearing television viewers. The International Symposium on Live Subtitling and Accessibility (presentation at the 8th International Symposium on Live Subtitling held on April 19, 2023 remotely via the University of Barcelona).
Nazarian, G., Whitfield, M., Roberge-Milanese, A., Dervishi, M., Fels, D.I. (2022). Radial AAC. Graphic Interface Poster Presentation.
Seaborn, K., Nam, S., Keckeis, J., & Itagaki, T. (2023). Can Voice Assistants Sound Cute? Towards a Model of Kawaii Vocalics. In Extended Abstracts of the 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Association for Computing Machinery.