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Impacts of COVID-19 on the Working Arrangements of Faculty and Staff: Wave 2

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A research study by James Chowhan, Kelly Pike, and Aaron Pidwerbecki

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Why and how we conducted this research

The goal of this project is to investigate the impact of current working arrangements at York University (among academic and administrative staff), arising from adaptations to the COVID-19 pandemic during the second wave (April-May 2022). Find the first part of this research, based on first-wave data collection (August-September 2020), here.


This report is based on findings from a survey conducted at York University in April/May 2022. This survey is a follow-up to a survey conducted in August/September 2020 on the impacts of COVID-19 on the working arrangements of university faculty and staff. The original survey was designed and led by Professor Emeritus David Peetz and Professor Emeritus Glenda Strachan at Griffith University in Australia, then adapted slightly for the Canadian context, and administered at universities in Australia and Canada. The local research at York was led by Assistant Professor Kelly Pike, School of Human Resource Management, on behalf of the Global Labour Research Centre. Quantitative data analysis is being led by Assistant Professor James Chowhan, School of Human Resource Management. This research has received ethics review and approval by the Human Participants Review Sub-Committee, York University’s Ethics Review Board and conforms to the standards of the Canadian Tri-Council Research Ethics guidelines.

The authors are grateful to GLRC Director Luann Good Gingrich for her guidance and ongoing support of the project. The authors are also grateful to Thu Pham and Aaron Pidwerbecki, undergraduate students supported by the LA&PS Dean’s Award for Research Excellence, for their contributions to the development of this report data visualization, and website development.

This report represents the views of the authors and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of York University. More information about the “COVID-19 Home-working by university staff survey” is available on the project home page.