New CIRCLE Director

Dr. Vinay Kanetkar, Associate Professor in the Department of Marketing and Consumer Studies, is CIRCLE’s new director from July 1, 2023. Read about Kanetkar's research here.

Dr. Sharada Srinivasan was the inaugural Director from March 2020 to June 2023.








Seeking Research Participants: The Impact of Social Networks on Work-Life Choices of South Asian Women in Canada

This doctoral research study is conducted by Anju Philip, PhD Candidate from the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics at the University of Guelph.

We are seeking participants for a two-part study investigating the meaning of work-life balance to currently or previously employed South Asian women living in Canada. This study also seeks to explore the personal networks that South Asian women belong to, and to what extent these networks impact their diverse choices surrounding work and life.

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CIRCLE at Club Days 2023

CIRCLE would like to thank all of the students who visited our table at the University of Guelph’s Club Days on January 18–19. It was our first time participating in the event and we loved meeting each of you. We received great questions about what we do and saw keen interest in opportunities with CIRCLE as a networking and development resource.

We look forward to getting to know students and faculty through our weekly Chai drop-ins on Thursdays at 10 a.m. (9th floor, MacKinnon Building).

Successful Defense by Ashna Jassi

Ashna Jassi successfully defended her PhD dissertation, "Caring for Elderly Canadian Punjabis: Understandings and Contributions of Adult Sons and Daughters" on 08 September 2022. She convocated from the Applied Social Psychology program on 11 October 2022. Her PhD dissertation advisory committee included Saba Safdar, Sharada Srinivasan and Paula Barata. Ashna's dissertation included two studies, which add to growing evidence of the involvement of Punjabi adult daughters in caring for their own elderly parents and parents-in-law in Canada.

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