The Passion Paradigm and the Great Resignation ft. Dr. Galen Watts

Dr. Galen Watts is a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow based at the Centre for Sociological Research at KU Leuven, as well as a Visiting Scholar at the University of Toronto.

His recent article in The Conversation (Canada): ‘‘Do what you love’ could be contributing to the Great Resignation is cross-posted to the Business + Economy and Culture + Society section of The Conversation but, in our chat this morning, we also try to draw some threads to the Education conversation.

What do we mean by the Passion Paradigm, the Great Resignation and how are the two connected? Should we be encouraging our young people to expect that their work lives and their passions could be connected? What social/economic conditions need to be present to make this dream more than just a “point of privilege”?

Learn more about Dr. Watts’ work at

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