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Department of Anthropology

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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

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