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Department of Anthropology

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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.

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.

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.

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

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

Can You Hear Me Now? A virtual book launch and discussion with former MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes

On February 11, 2021 at 2:30 p.m., join former MP, Celina Caesar-Chavannes, as she reflects on her road to politics, her time in the Trudeau government, and the barriers and challenges that she encountered as a racialized woman in parliament.
Feb 04, 2021

Job Advertisement: Tenure-Track/Tenured, Assistant/Associate Professors

McMaster University is pleased to announce a cohort hiring initiative of up to twelve appointments of emerging and established academics and scholars who will contribute to the advancement of Black academic excellence across all six McMaster Faculties. McMaster seeks candidates whose scholarship and scholarly work forefronts or contributes to any of the following disciplinary or interdisciplinary areas of teaching and research.
Dec 04, 2020

McMaster Global Virtual Showcase: Genevieve LeBaron - Combatting Modern Slavery

A conversation with Genevieve LeBaron, author of Combatting Modern Slavery: Why Labour Governance is Failing and What We Can do About It: November 13th, 2020 11 AM - Noon
Nov 05, 2020

How women are changing the face of Canada’s union leadership

As Labour Day approaches, close your eyes and picture the typical union member in Canada. If you conjured an image of a man wearing a hard hat or working in a factory, you missed the mark.
Aug 27, 2020

Work, Inclusion and 2SLGBTQ+ people in Sudbury and Windsor

A three year study about the work experiences of 2SLGBTQ+ people living in two of Ontario’s smaller cities found that just over 50% of people were not out in most situations at work and only 36% of workers were out to their employer.
Jul 14, 2020