Fields of Study
- Industrial/Employment Relations
- Labour Market Policy
- Organizational Behaviour
Areas of Interest
- Digital economy
- Platform economy
- Precarious employment
Laura Lam is a PhD student at the Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources at the University of Toronto where she holds a SSHRC J.A. Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship and she is a 2022-2023 R.F. Harney Graduate Research Fellow. She is a researcher at the Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) program in Migration and Integration and her research interest is at the nexus of migration, precarious employment and gender, with a focus on the use of app-based digital labour platforms. She has previously worked in a marketing capacity with various startups and technology accelerators, and currently co-owns an employment-based social enterprise based in Vancouver, The Good Chocolatier.
- Lam, L., Ravanera, C., & Kaplan, S (2022). Creating Value in the Care Economy. Rotman Management Magazine.
- Lam, L., Ravanera, C., & Kaplan, S (2022). Taking Care of the Care Workers. Policy Options Digital Magazine.
- Lam, L (2022). Healthcare Gig Platforms Help Migrant Workers Survive – but at What Cost? OpenDemocracy.
- Lam, Laura , Triandafyllidou, Anna (2022). Road to Nowhere or to Somewhere: Migrants Pathways to Platform Work in Canada. Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space.
- Lam, L., Ravanera, C, & Kaplan, S (2022). Care Work in the Recovery Economy: Towards a Caring Economy. Institute for Gender and the Economy.
- Lam, L., & Triandafyllidou, A. (2021). Migrants, Platform Work and Resilience. World Bank Blog.
- Lam, L., & Phung, K. (2021). How Should Canada Design Policies to Protect Gig Workers? Policy Options Digital Magazine.
- Lam, Laura , Triandafyllidou, Anna (2021). An unlikely stepping stone? Exploring how platform work shapes newcomer migrant integration. Transitions: Journal of Transient Migration
- Lam, L. (2021). Navigating Precarity in Non-standard Work. Public Policy Forum.
- Triandafyllidou, A., and Lam, L. (2021). British Uber Driver Win is Promising, but Gig Workers Still Need Basic Rights. The Conversation.
- Lam, L., & Seidel, M. D. L. (2020). Hypergrowth Exit Mindset: Destroying Societal Wellbeing through Venture Capital Biased Social Construction of Value. Journal of Management Inquiry, 1056492620929085.
- Lam, L., & Seidel, M. D. L. (2020). COVID-19 is an opportunity to challenge problematic VC culture. LSE Business Review.
Master of Arts, Immigration and Settlement Studies, Ryerson University
Bachelor of Commerce, University of British Columiba
Invited Presenter, The Platformization of Care, Care Work in the Recovery Economy, Feb 2022
Invited Keynote, Migration and Telemigration in the gig economy, WageIndicator Foundation, Sep 2021
Selected presenter, The Rise of Nonstandard Employment among Skilled Workers in Canada, Canadian Industrial Relations Association (CIRA) Conference, Jul 2021
Invited Keynote, The Messy Middle of the Future of Work, Brave New Work Conference 2021, Jun 2021
Invited Presenter, The Platform Economy: Racialized and Gendered? Metropolis Canada Conference, Mar 2021
- 2020 entry