How the pandemic is reordering society

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Professor Scott Schieman recently spoke with Piya Chattopadhyay on her new show The Sunday Magazine on CBC Radio about how the covid-19 pandemic has impacted our lives and society as a whole.

Professor Schieman outlines an array of challenges Canadians face with regards to parenthood, gender disparities, the socio-economic divide, and the effects of loneliness on mental health.

Professor Schieman’s recent project tracks the changing work/employment, economic experiences, and family role arrangements in the lives of Canadians.  Given the timing of the pandemic, his research has adapted to include the physical and mental health effects that people are experiencing in their work context amid the pandemic.

Professor Schieman is the Canada Research Chair in the Social Contexts of Health, a Full Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto, and Chair of the Department of Sociology, St. George Campus. His research focuses on work/stratification, the work-family interface, stress, and health.

The radio interview is available on the CBC Radio website here.