Dr Katherine Breward

Business and Administration

Katherine Breward, Ph.D.
(University of Western Ontario)
Assistant Professor


Teaching & Research Interests

Human Resource Management  
Introduction to Business
Diversity in the Workplace 
Continuing Education Courses in Workplace Communication
  for Foreign Trained Professionals  

Research Interests 

Disability Accommodation in the Workplace
Immigrant Acculturation to the Canadian Workforce
Diversity in the Workplace
Cross-cultural Communication

I study ways to eliminate barriers to full participation in the Canadian workforce.  As such I examine issues surrounding disability accommodation in the workplace and ways to support the workplace integration of newcomers to Canada.  Recent projects have examined predictors of disability accommodation requesting and the impact of work-life benefits on the employment outcomes of recently arrived immigrants.

Selected Publications

Breward, K. 2012. Individual, Organizational, and Institutional Predictors of Requesting Employer-Sponsored Disability Accommodations, Academy of Management Annual Conference, August 3-7, Boston, MA. 

Konrad, A., Moore, M., Ng, E., Doherty, A., Breward, K., 2012. Vocational Statuses and Perceived Well-Being of Workers with Disabilities. Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion: An International Journal, 31(2), 100-123.

Breward, K. 2010. Disability Accommodations and Promotions at Bunco. Case Research Journal, 30(1), 65-72.

Community Involvement

Currently serving as Volunteer Director and Treasurer of the Board at the Elizabeth Fry Society, Manitoba Chapter, Winnipeg