Dr. Sylvia Fuller

Professor, Department of Sociology, University of British Columbia

Precarious employment, inequality, work, gender and work, immigration, work-family


The Future of Work: The gig economy

When it comes to going back to work, COVID-19 is impacting Canadian mothers more than fathers: study

When a Pandemic Hits, Working Moms Pay the Price

The pandemic is hurting Canada’s working mothers

‘We’re relying on you’: This Canadian family hiding from the novel coronavirus has a message for you

COVID-19 has fostered ‘perfect storm pushing women out of their jobs’: UBC study co-author

CEO asks employees to lie on timecards or risk job losses — violating labour laws


Dr. Sylvia Fuller's research centres on understanding the dark side of labour markets – inequality and insecurity. Most of us rely on paid employment to get by. However, we do not always work on equal terms, or in ways that provide adequate economic security. Fuller is interested in understanding how entrenched patterns of inequality in the labour market develop and erode, and in the implications of changing employment relations for workers’ prospects for security and mobility.


  • Precarious employment
  • Inequality
  • Work
  • Gender and work
  • Immigration
  • Work-family