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Rupa Banerjee

Banergee, Rupa

Title:

Associate Professor

Education:

B.Comm, B.Ed., MIRHR, PhD

Office:

TRS 1-072

Telephone:

416-979-5000 ext: 6733

Email Address:

banerjee@ryerson.ca

Biography:

Rupa Banerjee

Dr. Rupa Banerjee is Associate Professor of Human Resource Management and Organizational Behaviour.  Her primary research interest lies in the employment integration of new immigrants to Canada.  She is particularly interested in the institutional barriers facing new immigrants in the Canadian labour market.  In addition, she is interested in workplace diversity and ethno-racial discrimination, particularly as it applies to second-generation immigrants.  Dr. Banerjee’s research has appeared in such journals as International Migration Review, Ethnic and Racial Studies,Journal of International Migration and Integration, Journal of Labor Research and Relations Industrielles/Industrial Relations

Department:

HR Management & Org Behaviour

Research Interests

Immigrant employment and workplace diversity.

Select Research and Professional Contributions

Refereed Journal Articles

Tungohan, E., R. Banerjee, P. Cleto, C. De Leon, M. Garcia, P. Kelly, M. Luciano, C. Palmaria, and C. Sorio. (forthcoming). “Impediments to Belonging: Economic Precariousness During and After the Live-in Caregiver Program.” Canadian Ethnic Studies.
Verma, A., J.G. Reitz, and R. Banerjee. (forthcoming). “Unions, Race, Immigrants and Earnings: A Longitudinal Examination of the Effect of Union Membership on the Income Progression of Immigrants to Canada.” International Migration Review.
Banerjee, R. and B.Y. Lee. (2015). “Decreasing the Recent Immigrant Earnings Gap: The impact of Canadian Credential Attainment.” International Migration, Vol. 53, No. 2, 205-218.
Banerjee, R. and M. Phan. (2014). “Do ‘Tied-Movers’ Get Tied Down? The Labour Market Adjustment of Immigrant Women in Canada.”  Journal of International Migration and Integration, DOI 10.1007/s12134-014-0341-9.
Reitz, J.G., M. Phan and R. Banerjee. (2014). “Religious Affiliations and Gender Inequality in Canada: A Study of Labour Market Effects.” Ethnic and Racial Studies, 10.1080/01419870.2014.901546
Banerjee, R. and M. Phan. (2014). “Licensing Requirements and Occupational Mobility Among New Immigrants in Canada.” Relations Industrielles/Industrial Relations, Vol. 69, No. 2, 290-315.
Banerjee, R. and A. Verma. (2012). “Determinants and Effects of Post-Migration Education among New Immigrants in Canada.” Journal of International Migration and Integration, Vol. 13, No. 1, 59-82
Reitz, J. G., R. Banerjee, M. Phan and J. Thompson. (2009). “Religion, Religiosity, and the Social Integration of Immigrant Ethnic Groups in Canada.” International Migration Review, Vol. 43, No. 4, 695-723.
Banerjee, R. (2009). “Immigrants’ Career Progression in Canada: Evidence from the SLID.” Relations Industrielles/Industrial Relations, Vol. 64, No. 3, pp. 486 – 508.
Banerjee, R. (2008). “An Examination of Factors Affecting Workplace Discrimination.” Journal of Labor Research, Vol. 29, No. 4, 380-401.
Working Papers
Phan, M.B., R. Banerjee, L. Deacon and H. Taraky. (REVISED & RESUBMITTED). “Integrated Theory, Inclusive Labour Market: Family Dynamics and the Integration of Professional Skilled Recent Immigrants.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.
Shantz, A., R. Banerjee and Lamb, D. (UNDER REVIEW).   “The Relationship Between Male and Female Youth Volunteering and Extrinsic Career Success: A Growth Curve Modeling Approach.” Academy of Management Journal.
Book Chapters
Dion, K. L, K. K Dion & R. Banerjee. (2009). “Discrimination, Ethnic Group Belonging, and Well-Being.” In Reitz, J. G., R. Breton, K. K. Dion & K. L. Dion (Eds.) Multiculturalism and Social Cohesion: Potentials and Challenges of Diversity, Springer, 69-87.
Reitz, J. G. & R. Banerjee. (2009). Racial Inequality and Social Cohesion. In Reitz, J.G., R. Breton, K.K. Dion & K.L. Dion (Eds.). Multiculturalism and Social Cohesion: Potentials and Challenges of Diversity, Springer, 123-155.
Refereed Conference Presentations
Banerjee, R. and P. Kelly. (2014). “Life After the Live-In Caregiver Program: The Gabriela Transitions Experiences Study (GATES).” Canadian Association of Work and Labour Studies Conference,  Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, May 29-30.
Phan, M.B., R. Banerjee, L. Deacon, H. Taraky. (2013) “Integrated Theory, Inclusive Labour Market: Family Dynamics and the Integration of Professional Skilled Recent Immigrants.” Ryerson Centre for Immigration and Settlement Conference, Toronto, Ontario, May 15-17.
Reitz, J.G., R. Banerjee & M. Phan. (2012). “Religion and Gender Equity: A Comparison of Gender Gaps in Labour Force Participation Among Religious and Ethnic Groups in Canada,” Canadian Population Society Annual Meeting, Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, May 30-June 1, 2012.
Banerjee, R. and M. Phan. (2011). “Do ‘Tied-Movers’ Get Tied Down? The Labour Market Adjustment of Immigrant Women in Canada.” International Labor and Employment Relations Association Congress of the Americas, Sao Paulo, Brazil, August 22-25.
Reitz, J.G., R. Banerjee & M. Phan. (2010). “Religious Affiliations and Gender Inequality in Canada: A Study of Labour Market Effects,” Migration and the Global City Conference, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, October 29-31.
Banerjee, R. & M. Phan. (2010). “Licensing Requirements and Occupational Mobility among New Immigrants in Canada,” Canadian Industrial Relations Association Annual Conference, Université Laval, Québec, June 16-18.
Banerjee, R. and B. Lee. (2009).  “Decreasing the Visible Minority Recent Immigrant Earnings Gap: The Impact of Canadian Workplace Training and Educational Credential Attainment”, Canadian Industrial Relations Association Annual Conference, Université du Québec en Outaouais, Gatineau, Québec, May 27-29.
Banerjee, R. (2008). “Determinants & Effects of Post-Migration Education among New Immigrants in Canada,” Canadian Industrial Relations Association Annual Conference, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, June 4-6.
Verma, A., J. G. Reitz, & R. Banerjee. (2008). “Unions, Race, Immigrants and Earnings: A Longitudinal Examination of the Effect of Union Membership on the Income Progression of Immigrants to Canada,” International Industrial Relations Association 5th Annual African Congress, Cape Town, South Africa, March 26-28.
Other Articles and Papers
Banerjee, R. (2012). “Perceptions of Workplace Discrimination Among Canadian Visible Minorities,” Canadian Diversity/Diversité Canadienne, Vol. 9, No. 1, 29-33.
Invited Talks and Media Interviews
Banerjee, R. (2015). “Shattering Stereotypes of Muslim Women in Canada?” Interview on the Sunday Edition, CBC Radio 1, March 8.
Banerjee, R. (2012). “The Changing Face of Discrimination in the Workplace: Would you recognize it if you saw it?” Presentation to Federal Ministry of Justice, Government of Canada, Toronto, Ontario, April 13.
Banerjee, R. (2011). “I Am Canadian? Canadian Identity Among Second Generation Youth.” Roadmap 2030 – A Conference presented by Innoversity, Toronto, Ontario, October 26.
Banerjee, R. (2008). “Economic and Labour Market Integration of Immigrants and Visible Minorities in Canada,” Settlement Without Borders – A Symposium by Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants, The Ontario Metropolis Centre and Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, June 26.
Teaching
MHR 523 Human Resources Management
MHR 849 Human Resources Planning
MHR 733 Training and Development
Honours and Awards
2012 Nominated for SSHRC Aurora Prize (highest-rated proposal from anew scholar in the area of labour and employment
2008 Honorable Mention, Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) Best Dissertation Competition
2007 SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship
Research Funding
Years Source Title Investigators Amount
2015-2016 TRSM Faculty Research Grant, Ryerson University The Changing Role of Employers in the Labour Market Integration of Immigrants in Canada Rupa Banerjee (PI) $7,000
2013-2014 Centre for Labour Management Relations (CLMR), Ryerson University Domestic Workers' Voice: the guarantee of the fundamental right to freedom of association and collective bargaining in Canada Rupa Banerjee (PI) and Ana Gomes (CI) $7,000
2012-2015 SSHRC Insight Development Grant Life After the Live-in Caregiver Program: The Labour Market Integration of Former Caregivers in Canada Rupa Banerjee (PI) and Philip Kelly (CI) $62,942
2011-2013 CERIS – Ontario Metropolis Centre Faculty Research Grant Do “Tied-Movers” Get Tied-Down? The Labour market Adjustment of Highly Skilled Immigrant Women in Ontario Rupa Banerjee (PI) and Mai Phan (CI) $12,500
2011-2013 SSHRC Public Outreach Grant Identifying the Policy and Practice Implications of Community-Based Research: Completing the Research Cycle for the Toronto Immigrant Employment Data Initiative (TIEDI) Philip Kelly (PI), Rupa Banerjee, Tony Fang, Lucia Lo, Valerie Preston, John Shields, Steven Tufts, Jelena Zikic (CIs) $144,900
2011-2012 TRSM Faculty Research Grant, Ryerson University Licensing Requirements and Occupational Mobility among New Immigrants in Canada Rupa Banerjee (PI) $5,000
2010-2011 Centre for Labour Management Relations, Ryerson University Unionization, Incomes, and Income Growth among Racial Minority Immigrants in Canada: A Longitudinal Study Anil Verma (PI), Jeffrey G. Reitz and Rupa Banerjee (CIs) $7,000
2010-2011 New Faculty Grant, Ryerson University Volunteerism and the Labour Market Integration of New Immigrants in Canada Rupa Banerjee (PI) $10,000
2008-2011 SSHRC Knowledge Impact in Society Grant Recruitment, (Re)training and Retention of Immigrants in the Canadian Workforce Philip Kelly (PI) Rupa Banerjee, Tony Fang, Lucia Lo, Valerie Preston, John Shields, Steven Tufts, Jelena Zikic (CIs) $300,000
Master’s Research Paper Supervisions
2014 Mary Gene De Guzman Static Perceptions and Individual Agency: The Settlement Experiences of Filipina Former Caregivers in Toronto
2014 Ezekiel Roos-Walker A Talent Management Future for Econonomic Immigration in Canada: Building on Best Practice Diversity/Inclusion and Intercultural Competence Training
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