Dr. Linda Duxbury
Human Resources | Work–Life Balance
With Canadian corporations losing over $4 billion a year to absenteeism, the satisfaction and well-being of employees cannot be overlooked. Dr. Linda Duxbury is Canada’s most accomplished researcher, writer, and speaker on work–life balance. She has contributed to numerous comprehensive national studies on work–life balance and the bottom-line effect on business. An enlightening and popular speaker, Duxbury’s ideas and research are invaluable to major corporations and government agencies around the world.
Duxbury has written hundreds of papers, articles for journals, and books, and she is the co-author of a series of Health Canada reports about work–life balance within the country. She has been published widely in both the academic and practitioner literatures, in the areas of work–family conflict, change management, supportive work environments, stress, telework, the use and impact of office technology, and managing the new workforce.
Recognized for her engaging, enthusiastic communication skills and teaching practices, Duxbury has received the “Canadian Pension and Benefits National Speaker Award”, the “Carleton University Students’ Association Teaching Excellence Award”, the “Faculty Graduate Mentoring Award”, also from Carleton, and the “Sprott MBA Student Society Best Teacher Award”. She has also been awarded the “Toastmasters International Communication and Leadership Award” and was recognized as one of Deloitte’s “Women of Influence”. In 2014-15, Duxbury received the Carleton University Research Award as one of the ten best researchers at the university.
Duxbury is a professor at the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University. She holds a Ph.D. in Management Sciences from the University of Waterloo.