Professor, Department of Sociology, University of British Columbia
Sylvia Fuller is a Professor in the Department of Sociology, the University of British Columbia. Her work explores the dark side of labour markets – inequality and insecurity. Recent publications explore how organizational context (such as the availability of flexible work arrangements, performance-based pay systems, and more and less formalized employment relations) impact pay gaps between mothers, fathers and their childless counterparts. She has also published on temporary workers’ employment and wage trajectories, factors shaping the career pathways of new immigrants, and the impact of welfare reforms on lone mothers, among other topics. Dr. Fuller is also the Academic Director of the British Columbia Research Data Centres Network. A partnership between Statistics Canada and a consortium of British Columbia Universities, the BCIRDC facilitates researchers’ access to the most sensitive Statistics Canada data.