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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.

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.

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

'Ontario’s long-term care response is still lacking' - Dr. Judy Fudge

Dr. Judy Fudge recently published in TheStar discussing the lingering issues with Ontario's long-term care response in light of COVID-19.
Apr 17, 2020

Labour Studies Students Create Public Website to Explore Inequalities in Various Industries

Our undergraduate students are amazing. Under the guidance of Dr. Tommy Wu, students in the Work and Racism course engaged in a semester-long scaffolded project to explore the racial and gendered dynamics of various industries (nursing, teaching, janitorial services, and etc.) in Canada.
Apr 06, 2020

A message from Dean Hurley to the Faculty of Social Sciences

"You have shown immense diligence in your response to COVID-19 thus far. Thank you for working hard to create the supports needed for the next few weeks. I ask for your continued patience as we strive to adapt to this continuously evolving situation."
Mar 15, 2020

Basic Income Report in the Star: 'Did free cash drive people to quit work? Not according to a new study of Ontario’s basic income experiment'

the Star had an exclusive article highlighting the outcomes of a report co-authored by McMaster faculty in the School of Labour Studies and partners at Ryerson University.
Mar 06, 2020

CBC: 'People kept working, became healthier while on basic income: report'

Basic Income report profiled on CBC Hamilton news.
Mar 06, 2020

Access Southern Ontario’s Basic Income Experience Report

The self-reported outcomes of participants help shed light on basic income’s potential as a policy instrument to alleviate poverty and raise the standard of living of individuals in today’s precarious labour market. This research study uncovered several interesting and useful findings.
Mar 04, 2020