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The Labour Studies Certificate Program

The McMaster School of Labour Studies has been offering certificate courses since 1976. We are pleased to announce, that since Summer 2020, Our Certificate in Labour Studies is now offered online, allowing people from anywhere in Canada to enrol and participate and learn and build relationships with union activists from different unions, industries and all corners of the country.

U.Cert.The Labour Studies Certificate Program

The McMaster School of Labour Studies has been offering certificate courses since 1976. We are pleased to announce, that since Summer 2020, Our Certificate in Labour Studies is now offered online, allowing people from anywhere in Canada to enrol and participate and learn and build relationships with union activists from different unions, industries and all corners of the country.

Students must complete 12 courses, including the following 4 required courses:

  • History of the Canadian Labour Movement, Parts I & II
  • Challenges Facing the Labour Movement, Parts I & II

Remaining courses can be selected from a list of electives.

Courses are offered in the fall semester, from September to December; the winter semester, January to May, and possibly a summer course in July. Participants can enrol in a course and begin the program at any time during the year, and there is no deadline by which participants must complete the certificate.

Upon completion of the Labour Studies Certificate, students are eligible to receive 6 units of undergraduate credit in first-year Labour Studies courses which may be used towards the completion of a McMaster Labour Studies degree.

Information about course fees, registration, and scholarships for qualifying participants can be obtained from your local union or from the School of Labour Studies.

Fall 2021 Course Line up

To register for a course: forms.office.com/r/7vjyQyn3yH

Each Course: $150.00 plus University supplementary fees. Payment instructions will be emailed to you once the course starts.

 

Course 1: Building your Personal Leadership Skills With Peggy Nash.  Tuesdays, Sept 7,14, 21, 28, 6:30-9:30pm EST



- Learn to asses and develop your own leadership style at work, in your union, and life in general


- How can I best self assess my personal leadership qualities?

- How can I build my abilities to be a more effective leader at work and in my union?

- What are some different leadership styles?

- Which ones work best for me?

 

Course 2:  Who are the 1%?.  Tuesdays Oct 5, 12, 19, 26, 6:30-9:30 pm EST

 

- Do 1% of the population really control 80% of the wealth?

- Does wealth inequality affect politics, life chances and other areas of life?

- Who are the worlds wealthiest individuals, and how do they obtain their wealth?

- Is their an economic 'ruling class'?

 

Course 3: History of Canada’s Labour Movement (Part 2).  Saturdays Oct 30, Nov 6, 27, Dec 4, 10 am-1pm EST

 

- This course picks up from where Part 1 left off (you don’t have had to take part 1)

- What struggles and issues of working people and the labour movement faced since the end of world war 2 until now?

- What lessons can we take from these past struggles and how can they help us today?

 

Course 4: The Future of Work.   Tuesdays Nov 9, 16, 30, Dec 14, 6:30-9:30 pm EST

 

- What is precarious, flexible work about?

- What is ‘universal basic income’ about?

- What is the ‘living wage’ about?

- Can these things remedy insecure work?

Download the Brochure More About Certificates
For more information:
Anthony Tambureno, School of Labour Studies
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647-927-6825
tambur@mcmaster.ca
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Participants can begin the program at any time.