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(VIRTUAL) Labour Studies x Sociology Speaker Series: Dr. Maureen Kihika

Black Caregivers, Border Regimes and (Un)Belonging in Canada: 'Everyday' Life as Resistance in the Workplace
Jan 31, 2023

Labour Studies x Sociology Speaker Series: Dr. Evelyn Encalada Grez

Life and Work Across Borders and Seasons: The Transnational Lives of Mexican Migrant Farmworker Women in Canada
Oct 03, 2022

Labour studies students detail the challenges of contemporary work in a new short film

McMaster Labour Studies students examine issues in the contemporary workplace including burnout and work-life balance.
Aug 19, 2022

Analysis: Collectivism — not individualism — is the path to reducing social and economic inequality

Peggy Nash of Toronto Metropolitan University and Stephanie Ross of McMaster University were published in The Conversation.
Jun 07, 2022

Salsa Sarhan receives the 2022 Rudy Heinzl Award

You may know her as the president of the MSSS, but Salsa is also extremely dedicated to community service. Recently, she received the prestigious Rudy Heinzl Award from the MSU. In this Q&A, she talks about the win and what motivates her to leave a lasting impact at McMaster and the Hamilton community.
Apr 11, 2022

Meet some of our extraordinary YWCA Women of Distinction nominees

Trailblazing students and inspiring staff, faculty and community members: McMaster is proud to be associated with so many nominees for this year’s YWCA Hamilton Women of Distinction awards. Here are the extraordinary women in our community who have been recognized this year. The awards were announced March 3. The School of Social Work would like to acknowledge the amazing women on this list who are associated with the School! Heartfelt congrats to all.
Mar 13, 2022

PhD candidate Mohammad Ferdosi co-authors think piece for UNESCO’s Inclusive Policy Lab

Mr. Ferdosi and his collaborators wrote about their research on the Ontario Basic Income Pilot
Mar 02, 2022

Interrogating the Union Politics of Equity, Inclusion and Diversity: A Roundtable Discussion

Labour Studies Speaker Series Winter 2022 - Tuesday, January 18, 1:00pm – 2:30pm ET. - Video enclosed
Jan 13, 2022

October 25th: Caught in the Carceral Web: Anti-Trafficking Laws and Policies and their Impact on Migrant Sex Workers

Join us as we present the findings of an evidence-based research report which maps the tangled web of Canadian anti-trafficking laws and policies, and investigates their impact on migrant sex workers.
Oct 19, 2021

In the News: Stephanie Ross on the COVID-19 pandemic and impacts to the labour movement

Stephanie Ross, Director of the School of Labour Studies at McMaster, was recently interviewed for a Reuters article about the move to form a union at an Amazon fulfillment centre in Alberta.
Sep 27, 2021

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

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