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Graduate Programs

Canada's leading program studying contemporary work, workers and social justice movements. We offer both an exceptional master's program as well as North America's on PhD in Labour Studies.

Undergraduate Programs

An interdisciplinary program where work is studied as one component of a larger life experience that includes family life, community relations, gender relations, and state policy.

Research

The School of Labour Studies conducts cutting-edge research on domestic and international labour issues. We are leaders in community-engaged scholarship, collaborating with unions, community organizations and policy-makers. Our research helps make work better for everyone.

Certificate Programs

The world of labour is constantly changing. That's why the School of Labour Studies has partnered with both the Hamilton District Labour Council and Unifor to offer two unique labour studies certificates designed to provide the most current labour education.

Latest News & Events

Analysis: Collectivism — not individualism — is the path to reducing social and economic inequality

Peggy Nash of Toronto Metropolitan University and Stephanie Ross of McMaster University were published in The Conversation.
Jun 07, 2022

Salsa Sarhan receives the 2022 Rudy Heinzl Award

You may know her as the president of the MSSS, but Salsa is also extremely dedicated to community service. Recently, she received the prestigious Rudy Heinzl Award from the MSU. In this Q&A, she talks about the win and what motivates her to leave a lasting impact at McMaster and the Hamilton community.
Apr 11, 2022

Meet some of our extraordinary YWCA Women of Distinction nominees

Trailblazing students and inspiring staff, faculty and community members: McMaster is proud to be associated with so many nominees for this year’s YWCA Hamilton Women of Distinction awards. Here are the extraordinary women in our community who have been recognized this year. The awards were announced March 3. The School of Social Work would like to acknowledge the amazing women on this list who are associated with the School! Heartfelt congrats to all.
Mar 13, 2022

PhD candidate Mohammad Ferdosi co-authors think piece for UNESCO’s Inclusive Policy Lab

Mr. Ferdosi and his collaborators wrote about their research on the Ontario Basic Income Pilot
Mar 02, 2022

Interrogating the Union Politics of Equity, Inclusion and Diversity: A Roundtable Discussion

Labour Studies Speaker Series Winter 2022 - Tuesday, January 18, 1:00pm – 2:30pm ET. - Video enclosed
Jan 13, 2022

October 25th: Caught in the Carceral Web: Anti-Trafficking Laws and Policies and their Impact on Migrant Sex Workers

Join us as we present the findings of an evidence-based research report which maps the tangled web of Canadian anti-trafficking laws and policies, and investigates their impact on migrant sex workers.
Oct 19, 2021