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Chris Higgins

Professor Emeritus, Information Systems

Chris Higgins

Contact Information


  • Work/Family Issues in Canadian Workplace

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Chris A. Higgins is a Professor at the Ivey Business School. Prior to joining the Ivey Business School, Higgins taught at the University of Waterloo and McMaster University. He earned a B. Math in Statistics, an M. Math in Statistics and a Ph.D. in Management Sciences, all from the University of Waterloo.

Higgins' research focuses on the impact of technology on individuals, including such areas as champions of technological innovation, alternative work arrangements, and, most recently, work and family issues and their impact on individuals and organizations. Together with Linda Duxbury of Carleton University, they have conducted three national studies (1990, 2000, 2011) concerned with work and family and eldercare issues. They have also conducted in-house surveys of 40+ companies. In total they have collected data from over 150,000 Canadians.


  • Developed high-level course for Ph.D. statistics
  • Developed entry-level course for MsC program.


  • BMath, University of Waterloo
  • MMath, University of Waterloo
  • PhD, University of Waterloo


  • Professor, Ivey Business School, Western University
  • Associate Professor, Ivey Business School, Western University
  • Assistant Professor, Ivey Business School, Western University
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Management Sciences, University of Waterloo

Research/Course Development

  • Developed practical statistics course for MBA and EMBA students
  • Developed high level statistics course for Ph.D. students