Research Symposium


The nature of work in Canada is changing, with precarious, part-time and low-wage work on the rise. But how do we create good jobs?

To shed light on some of the current labour issues in Canada, the Centre for Labour Management Relations and the Good Jobs Summit is hosting The Good Jobs Research Symposium, bringing together the voices of activists, researchers and workers to discuss the current trends in Canada's labour market.

The Symposium will begin with a dialogue on current research and what it can teach us about Canadian labour issues and the search for good jobs. The research will then be highlighted by a conversation about lived experience with the real stories and voices of activists and workers.

This event is free, but requires advanced registration. Please register at the bottom of the page.


Panel #1: What Research Tells Us About Good Jobs

• Dr. Pnina Alon-Shenker: Should Cost Considerations Constitute a Legitimate Justification for Age Discrimination Against Older Workers?

• Dr. Rupa Banerjee: The Role of Volunteering in Facilitating the School-to-Work Transitions of Youth in Canada

Dr. Winnie Ng and Dr. Grace-Edward Galabuzi: An Immigrant All Over Again? Recession, Plant Closures and (Older) Racialized Immigrant Workers

Professor Ian Sakinofsky: Profile of Young Union Organisers in Ontario: A Preliminary Investigation

Dr. Myer Siemiatycki: Resisting Precarity in Toronto’s Municipal Sector

Panel #2: What Lived Experience Tells Us About Good Jobs

Johnny MacDonald, Member of Unifor Local 222

Fa Lim, Mechanic and former Progressive Moulded Products worker

Omar Khilo, Current Student, Law & Business Program, Ryerson University

• Craig Pike, Actor, Conductor & Baker

October 03, 2014 at 9am - 12:30pm
Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University
55 Dundas St W
Room TRS 3-129
Toronto, ON M5G 2C5
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Centre for Labour Management Relations · · (416) 979-5000 x2495

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