Harvey Krahn is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Alberta, where he has served as Department Chair, Associate Dean of Arts, and Director of the Population Research Laboratory. He teaches primarily sociology of work and research methods courses. Dr. Krahn received his PhD from the University of Alberta and his earlier degrees from Western University. Prior to that, he spent several years employed as a child-care worker. Along with the sociology of work, Dr. Krahn’s research interests include the sociology of education, political sociology, immigration studies, and environmental sociology. His most significant research accomplishment is a 25-year longitudinal study (1985–2010) that has tracked Edmonton high-school graduates through their transitions from school to work, from youth to adulthood, and into midlife (Dr. Graham Lowe was the co-investigator on this study from 1985 to 1999). In 2009, Dr. Krahn received the Outstanding Contributions Award from the Canadian Sociological Association.
Graham S. Lowe
Graham Lowe is president of The Graham Lowe Group Inc., a workplace consulting and research firm. He also is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Alberta, where he was a member of the Sociology department from 1979 to 2003, and holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Toronto. He has three decades of organizational, labour market, and employment policy consulting experience across Canada and internationally. His books include The Quality of Work: A People-Centered Agenda and Creating Healthy Organizations: How Vibrant Workplaces Inspire Employees to Achieve Sustainable
Success. He regularly contributes articles to practitioner publications, such as Canadian HR Reporter, Canadian Business, Health & Productivity Management, HR Professional, and Healthcare Quarterly. As a “thought leader” on work issues, Dr. Lowe has given hundreds of conference talks and workshops, and is a frequent media commentator. He is a recipient of the Canadian Workplace Wellness Pioneer Award.
Karen D. Hughes
Karen Hughes is a Professor of Sociology, and of Strategic Management and Organization, at the University of Alberta, where she teaches courses in the sociology of work and gender diversity in organizations. She holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge and has published widely on work-related issues, focusing on women’s entrepreneurship and non-traditional work, paid and family caregiving, and work–family balance. Dr. Hughes is the author of Female Enterprise in the New Economy and a past recipient of the Social Science and Humanities Research Council’s Thérèse Casgrain Fellowship for leading research on women and social change. Before becoming an academic, she held many “good” and “bad” jobs in Canada’s economy. The best included leading trail rides in the beautiful Rocky Mountains as a university student. The worst included mercifully short stints in retail and accounting many years ago.
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