Research Unit for Work and Productivity

The Research Unit for Work and Productivity has been in existence since 1980 and continues to be supported through a generous bequest from the estate of Dr. Douglas N. Jackson. The Research Unit is intended to facilitate research and to apply knowledge from the behavioural sciences to the workplace. The members of the Research Unit include faculty and graduate students in the I/O Psychology program at Western.

One of the major objectives of the Research Unit is to provide opportunities for graduate students to gain practical experience. The Research Unit contracts with a variety of organizations to provide services. The work is conducted by students in the I/O program under the supervision of faculty. All proceeds are used to support our graduate program. In the past, funds have been used to support student travel to academic conferences and workshops. and to purchase computers, books, and journals for the student resource room.