Laura Lam
PhD Research Fellow

Laura Lam is a PhD student at the Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources at the University of Toronto. She holds a SSHRC J.A. Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship and a R.F. Harney Graduate Research Fellowship. She is a researcher at the Canada Excellence Research Chair program in Migration and Integration and her research interest is at the nexus of migration, precarious employment and care, with a focus on the use of app-based digital labour platforms. In addition, she has conducted and published research on venture capital funding’s impact on societal wellbeing and on understanding employment trajectories of migrant women entrepreneurs. She has previously worked in a marketing capacity with various startups and accelerators, and currently co-owns an employment-based social enterprise, The Good Chocolatier