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Ongoing Impact of COVID-19 on Working Arrangements and Work Experiences at Western University
Scholarship@Western (2022)
  • Johanna Weststar
  • Vishal Sooknanan, Western University
The data presented in this report was collected as part of the COVID-19 Homeworking for University Staff Survey (CHUSS) project. CHUSS is an international research collaboration looking into the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on working arrangements at universities. It is lead by Dr. David Peetz at Griffith University, Australia and involves researchers at 14 universities – seven in Australia and seven in Canada. An initial online survey was sent to academic staff (i.e., faculty, librarians and archivists), non-academic staff in administrative, professional and general roles and senior administration at each participating institution between July and October 2020. A total of 12,844 employees participated. A second Wave Two survey was conducted at six of the original participating universities (three in Australia and three in Canada) between November 2021 and May 2022. A total of 3,338 employees participated.

This report focuses on the survey data collected among academic and administrative/general staff at Western University between December 13, 2021 and January 28, 2022. The survey was distributed via the centralized email system to roughly 7200 people employed by Western as of the survey date, excluding students. In total 960 people responded to the survey for a response rate of 13%.
  • COVID-19,
  • homeworking,
  • academic labour,
  • university staff,
  • work-life balance
Publication Date
November 24, 2022
Citation Information
Johanna Weststar and Vishal Sooknanan. "Ongoing Impact of COVID-19 on Working Arrangements and Work Experiences at Western University" Scholarship@Western (2022)
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