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Fall Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA) information sessions

Come out to learn more about the Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA). The USRA provides you with an opportunity to receive funds of $3,500 to cover part-time, research-based activity over the Fall/Winter Terms.

Sep 24, 2018

Ontario under Doug Ford – What Happened, and Where are We Going?

Tuesday, September 25, 11:00 am – 12:30 p.m., Wilson Community Room (LRW 1003)

Sep 24, 2018

Gender at Work: The status of women in the Canadian arts and cultural Industries

The School of Labour Studies presents Dr. Amanda Coles will speak on 'Gender at Work: The status of women in the Canadian arts and cultural Industries' Thursday, October 18, 2:30 p.m., L.R. Wilson Hall, Room 5001. All welcome!

Sep 21, 2018

Leadership course provides academic insight and placement experience

Through this course, students will think more deeply about and reflect critically on leadership, and it's connection with their specific academic disciplines and the community around them.

Aug 27, 2018

School of Labour Studies Tenure Track Position

The School of Labour Studies invites applications for a full-time tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor commencing July 1, 2019.

Aug 15, 2018

Great Fall Courses!

Looking for some course ideas for the Fall? We have a some great options in our department and the rest of the Social Sciences.

Aug 15, 2018

School of Labour Studies welcomes newest faculty member, Prof. Judy Fudge

The School of Labour Studies at McMaster University is thrilled to welcome Dr. Judy Fudge as the newest member of our faculty. Dr. Fudge began her position with us as Professor of Labour Studies on July 1, 2018. Dr. Fudge is one of the most prominent and prolific scholars of labour law in Canada and internationally.

Aug 10, 2018

Good job prospects improving in the GTA — but only for some, report finds

While unemployment fell and more workers in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area were able to find stable jobs between 2011 and 2017, those without a university education saw no improvement in job security, according to a study of precarious work by United Way and Labour Studies and Economics professor Wayne Lewchuck.

Jun 19, 2018

Hamilton boosts a basic income.... and a 'sense of dignity'

The North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress kicks off Thursday at McMaster University

May 24, 2018

2018 Spring courses in Labour Studies

Looking for a class that will peak your imagination and satisfy your appetite for social justice? Labour Studies has some great choices this Spring/Summer.

Apr 13, 2018

North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress to take place in Hamilton, Ontario from May 24-27, 2018

The 17th Annual North American Basic Income Congress (NABIG) will be held May 24-27 at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. School of Labour Studies is a co-host!

Apr 13, 2018

The cruel trade-off at your local produce aisle

Every year, migrant workers come to Canada to pick the fruits and vegetables we take for granted. They aren't paid well and get none of the benefits they pay into. Don MacLean Wells, Professor Emeritus, Labour Studies and Political Science and Janet McLaughlin Associate Professor of Health Studies, Research Associate, International Migration Research Centre, Wilfrid Laurier University, argue that it's time to treat them fairly.

Jan 17, 2018

Tim Hortons faces protests over employee benefit cuts

CBC's the National turned to Labour Studies Professor, Stephanie Ross for commentary on the challenges of unionizing the fast food industry. Her interview touches on the issues of union avoidance, our current labour legislation and the importance of good collective agreements.

Jan 11, 2018

Canada may be undercounting auto employment

Brendan Sweeney, Project Manager, Automotive Policy Research Centre, School of Labour Studies, has released a report analyzing thousands of public government filings for hundreds of business over the last two years that gives a more accurate picture of the Canadian auto industry.

May 10, 2017

2018 SUMMER course: Work and Racism

Looking to pick up a course this summer? LABRST 2J03E - Work and Racism with Professor Jessica Franklin. Classes start Tues., June 18th., 6-9pm (and Thursdays). Last day for enrollment June 25th.

Apr 28, 2017

McMaster researcher helping internationally trained scholar pursue her passion for research

McMaster researcher Stephanie Premji is working with internationally educated researcher and Insight Immigrant Scholar Momtaz Begum to build the networks and skills Begum needs to transition into a research career in Canada.

Apr 26, 2017

Windsor now home to Canada's largest manufacturing workplace

FCA Canada’s Windsor Assembly Plant has grown into Canada’s single-biggest manufacturing facility by employment, and Windsor-Essex has morphed into the country’s automotive “epicentre,” according to a new report.

Apr 25, 2017

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