Panel – Care in the Time of Corona: The Neoliberal Care Home

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Join a research panel on how neoliberal austerity measures have placed workers and people receiving care in vulnerable situations. The precarious nature of care work and associated deadly consequences for care provisioning have come to the fore with the coronavirus crisis. What can be done to protect care workers and people in care today and post-pandemic?

Presented by the Canada Research Chair in Physical Culture and Social Life, the Canada Research Chair in Global and International Studies, and the NB Media Co-op.

Wednesday, April 22 at 7:00pm (AST)

By Zoom:

By phone: +16473744685 or +16475580588

Meeting ID: 826 3815 8513
Password: 023942

Albert Banerjee is the NBHRF Health Research Chair in Community Health and Aging, a Research Fellow at the Trent Centre for Aging Studies, and an Assistant Professor in Gerontology at St. Thomas University. Albert will discuss lessons learned from a recently completed 10-year study of promising practices in nursing homes in six countries.

Joan McFarland is a recently retired professor of economics at St. Thomas University. Joan is currently researching the privatization of nursing homes in New Brunswick. Her research has involved projects on women in the economy and the New Brunswick economy. She is long-time volunteer with the New Brunswick Coalition for Pay Equity. Joan will discuss her research on the phases of privatization of nursing homes in New Brunswick and its impact on seniors.

Mary-Dan Johnston is Halifax-based writer and researcher, currently on a temporary assignment as the Atlantic Research Representative of the Canadian Union of Public Employees. CUPE represents some 700,000 public sector workers across Canada, including thousands of long-term care workers. Mary-Dan is a Research Associate of CCPA-NS, and the former Atlantic Coordinator of the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women’s Changing Public Services project. Mary-Dan will discuss the political economy and gendered nature of care work and her experiences advocating for care workers in Nova Scotia.

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