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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.

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.


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.

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.

Latest News & Events

The School of Labour Studies is now open 3 days a week on campus

The School of Labour Studies are back on campus every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Hours and specific staff contacts are below.
Sep 08, 2021

The advantages of unionization are obvious, so why don’t more workers join unions?

Stephanie Ross , Associate Professor, Labour Studies, McMaster University and Larry Savage, Professor, Labour Studies, Brock University have been featured in The Conversation.
Aug 05, 2021

Dr. Judy Fudge, 2020 recipient of a SSHRC Insight Grant Award

Professor Judy Fudge has been chosen as a 2020 recipient of a SSHRC Insight Grant Award
Jun 15, 2021

Survey shows some bosses are using the pandemic as an excuse to push workers

Stephanie Ross of the School of Labour Studies and Wayne Lewchuk, Professor Emeritus School of Labour Studies and Department of Economics, McMaster University, have been published in The Conversation.
May 06, 2021

McMaster study looks at how pandemic has affected Bangladeshi workers

A community-based study led by McMaster University seeks to highlight the systemic health and safety issues facing Bangladeshi workers as racialized groups continue to disproportionately represent COVID-19 cases. Originally published in the Hamilton Spectator on March 24th, 2021 by Vjosa Isai
Mar 24, 2021

Migrant workers need priority access to the COVID-19 vaccine

An op-ed by Fay Faraday, Judy Fudge, Jill Hanley, Janet McLaughlin, Chris Ramsaroop, Ethel Tungohan and Anelyse Weiler. Originally published in the Globe & Mail.
Feb 24, 2021