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Labour Studies Visiting Speaker: Janice Martell

50 Guinea Pigs, 13 Rabbits, 20,000 Miners: The McIntyre Powder Experiment - Janice Martell, Founder, McIntyre Powder Project, Sudbury ON, March 23, 2017, 2:30-4:30pm L.R. Wilson Hall 1003

Mar 07, 2017

The Rise of Precarity

Published in Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation magazine, Education Matters (February 23, 2017), by Stephanie Ross. Understanding and navigating the emerging economic and social (dis)order

Mar 02, 2017

If Ontario is to prosper, the government must improve conditions for precarious worker

The School of Labour Studies Wayne Lewchuk gives his opinion on the province’s precarious-work situation and points out the limits of labour law.

Jan 30, 2017

Cami Ingersoll slashing 600 jobs, moving Terrain production to Mexico

School of Labour Studies auto-industry expert Brendan Sweeney (Automotive Policy Research Centre) was interviewed about GM laying off 600 workers at its Ingersoll plant in the The London Free Press, on CTV National News, CTV News Network, and CBC's The National.

Jan 27, 2017

'It could go on ... forever': Chronicle Herald strike hits 1-year mark

Labour Studies professor Stephanie Ross comments on the longest strike in Nova Scotia in a decade in a recent article by CBC News.

Jan 24, 2017

Commute from Hell

How are people affected when commute times become almost as long as a work shift? Labour Studies professor Stephanie Premji's discusses the impact of stressful commuting on work, home, and family life on the Jan. 9 episode of CBC Radio's Ideas On the Move .

Jan 09, 2017

McMaster launches PhD in Labour Studies

“This is a very exciting time for us in Labour Studies at McMaster,” says Robert Storey, Director of the School of Labour Studies. “We started with a BA in 1981. Added an Honours BA in 1988 and a Masters in Work and Society in 1999. Our new PhD helps cement our status as the premier place to study labour studies in Canada.”

Nov 23, 2016

Congratulations to our most recent Work & Society MA grads

On Thursday, November 17, 2016 graduates of McMaster University's School of Labour Studies Work & Society Master of Arts Program took the stage a Hamilton Place for their convocation ceremony. Congratulations to the class of 2016. Job well done!

Nov 21, 2016

Seminar | The Rise of the Intern Economy

Marco Marrone, Doctoral Candidate, University of Bologna, Italy, Thursday, November 24, 1:30-3:30PM, L.R. Wilson Hall room 1056

Nov 09, 2016

More than $1.5B in Canadian auto investments will reverse fortunes: Unifor

Labour Studies Brendan Sweeney, Project Manager, Automotive Policy Research Centre (APRC), talks to CTV about the Unifor / FordCanada tentative agreement

Nov 01, 2016

Open House - M.A .in Work & Society

Interested in applying to do your Master's in Work & Society? Meet current and former M.A. students and faculty at the Labour Studies OPEN HOUSE: Thurs., Nov. 10, 3-4:30 pm in KTH-709 Monster Donuts, pizza & soft drinks available.

Oct 31, 2016

Request a Public Lecture (for free!)

Labour Studies faculty members offer the following free public lectures to community groups, labour organizations and other interested groups. If you are interested, please contact the faculty member directly.

Oct 05, 2016

Unifor concession on pension plans 'worrisome' trend

McMaster Labour Studies Professor Dr. Stephanie Ross talks to the Windsor about the problem with two-tier pension plans

Sep 22, 2016

Wynne Government Sued Over Sale of Hydro One

Labour Expert Dr. Stephanie Ross talks to CHCH TV about the CUPE Ontario lawsuit against Wynne government over sale of Hydro One

Sep 14, 2016

Study highlights link between precarious work and 'miserable' commutes

The School of Labour Studies Stephanie Premji, talks with The Star about precarious work, 'miserable commutes' and new reality of employment.

Jun 04, 2016

Welcome Dr. Stephanie Ross

The School of Labour Studies is very pleased to announce that Dr. Stephanie Ross is joining our faculty as an Associate Professor.

Jun 03, 2016

Labour Studies Students Association (LSSA) 2016/2017

Introducing our Labour Studies Students Association (LSSA) for 2016/2017

Apr 03, 2016

Librarians fight rise of precarious work

Dr. Wayne Lewchuk, professor of labour studies and economics, speaks with CBC News about unpredictable employment spreads to white-collar jobs

Mar 27, 2016

Bringing awareness about injured workers and fighting for a just compensation system

Director of Labour Studies, Dr. Robert Storey, talks with rabble.ca about the 100th anniversary of Ontario’s first Royal Commission on workers’ compensation, conducted by Chief Justice Sir William Meredith from 1910 to 1913.

Oct 23, 2013

Migrant farm workers inhabit precarious working world

Labour Studies expert Dr. David Goutor talks with the Toronto Star about migrant farm workers and the lack of rights extends to workers who die in workplace accidents.

Apr 23, 2013

The Alice and Walter Day Scholarship

Professor Emeritus Graham Knight donates Labour Studies Scholarship

Mar 01, 2012