DATE: June 4, 2014

TIME: 1:00 - 4:00 pm

LOCATION: UBC Robson Square, C300 Theatre Hall, 800 Robson Square, Vancouver, BC V6Z 3B7

REGISTRATION: Registration instructions can be found here.


Learn about the dark side of the workplace at this workshop showcasing new research from Sauder professors and PhD candidates.

Sauder Associate Professor Danielle van Jaarsveld is hosting this event, together with Professor Sandra Robinson and Associate Professor Marc-David Seidel. They will discuss their research that touches on topics such as ostracism, customer mistreatment of employees, and the deviant roots of self-employment. In addition, four PhD students from Sauder will present their research in an interactive manner: Kira Schabram, Anthony Turner, Leah Sheppard and Marjan Houshmand.

The PhD candidates will address the following topics:

  • How individuals conduct meaningful work in challenging contexts and the potential 'dark side' of pursuing one's calling
  • Social power in relation to the impacts of technologies that create virtualized contexts for communication, coordination, and action that cross geographic and social boundaries
  • Gender differences in reactions to team newcomers/preferred group size
  • The impact of working in a family firm on socioemotional wealth of adolescents, in terms of adolescents' relationship with their parents and their overall psychological well-being


Danielle van Jaarsveld is an Associate Professor at the Sauder School of Business in the Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources (OB-HR) Division. Her research interests include customer service, customer mistreatment of employees, and non-standard work.

Sandra Robinson is a designated Distinguished Scholar at UBC, and a Professor in the OB-HR Division in the Sauder School of Business. Over the past two decades, Sandra’s research has sought to address employee-employer relationships, with an emphasis on individual perceptions and the influence of group and organizational context.

Marc-David Seidel is an Associate Professor and Chair of the OB-HR Division at the Sauder School of Business. His current research interests include entrepreneurship, diffusion, social networks, and life course models.