Spring 2021

Spring 2021 Issue

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Spring 2021 / Vol. 16-6

In this issue of businesshealth®, we explore the ingredients for workforce sustainability; diversity, inclusion, and empowerment. We also take a somewhat quirky look at workforce economics from the perspective of a pair of intergenerational academics – a father and his daughter.


A bh Editorial By Dr. Allison Watts

“Although unimaginable to many in Spring of 2020, businesses are still adjusting to a new way of working that could continue for another year (or longer). Employees are nearing a breaking point in mental fatigue and burnout and certain groups are being harder hit than others – both by the virus and the impact of the pandemic on their ability to be effective at work. ” Read More

The Gender Gap: How Women in the Workforce are Being Impacted by COVID-19

" Tess Sloan and Alisha Adams are the founders of Eleven Eleven Talent Collective, a Vancouver-based, global recruitment agency hiring talent across retail, apparel, consumer goods, tech, finance, and real estate development industries.” Read More

View from the Top: Tabitha Osler, Fairechild

“Tabitha Osler is the Designer and Founder of Fairechild, a children’s outerwear company focused on locally produced, hand-made garments made from recycled water bottles based in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. They opened their first Canadian manufacturing facility in August 2020 and proudly employ an all-female workforce. ” Read More

The Bottom Line: Intergenerational Economics: A Father and Daughter Discuss Diversity and Inclusion From An Economical and Societal Perspective

“For this issue’s The Bottom Line, an economist from the University of Guelph and a philosopher from Western University were invited to share their viewpoints on diversity and inclusion in the workforce from an economic and social perspective. The catch? Economics run in the family – they are father and daughter academics, John and Rebecca Livernois – and their stories paint a picture of intergenerational thinking around diversity, inclusion and workforce sustainability.” Read More

Depression: An Individualized Journey To Health

“Many Canadians experience ups and downs in mood and intermittent days that include feeling sad, unmotivated, tired or negative. But Major Depressive Disorder is something quite different. Learn more in our Disease Management article and hear from an expert in treating mental illness, Dr. Diane McIntosh, in this month’s Doctor on Call.” Read More

Doctor on Call with Dr. Diane McIntosh

Dr. Diane McIntosh, MD, FRCPC, is a Psychiatrist, clinical assistant professor at the University of British Columbia, author of This Is Depression, and currently, the Chief Neuroscience Officer at TELUS. Dr. McIntosh is extensively involved in providing continuing medical education programs to colleagues nationally and internationally, with a focus on using medications safely and appropriately. Read More