News

The Passing of Leo Panitch

  Dear GLRC Community, As we collectively reflect on the sudden passing of Professor Leo Panitch, even those of us who knew him well can’t help but be struck by the outpouring of public testimonies attesting to the depth and reach of his work as an activist intellectual. Among his contributions, for many years Leo […]

New Blog on COVID-19 and the World of Work

Visit our new COVID-19 and the World of Work blog that will explore and analyze the impacts of the pandemic on workers. We will feature original research briefs, opinion pieces, and media summaries by GLRC students, faculty, and community partners that address evolving issues related to work, employment, labour, and livelihoods. Our first post is a […]

COVID-19, the Canadian Labour Market, and Youth

In the third of their series of briefs looking at the labour market impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, GLRC Director Luann Good Gingrich and Andrew Mitchell examine the impacts on youth ages 15-24 using data from the monthly Labour Force Survey (LFS) conducted by Statistics Canada. Read the full brief here. See the first brief of the […]

New Report on Rental Housing Inequities in Toronto

GLRC Director Luann Good Gingrich, GLRC Associate Naomi Lightman, and Social Planning Toronto Senior Researcher Beth Wilson have a new report on rental housing inequities tied to race and immigrant status in Toronto. Spaces and Places of Exclusion: Mapping Rental Housing Disparities for Toronto’s Racialized and Immigrant Communities is a first-of-its-kind study, mapping spatial exclusion by racialized and immigrant […]

Leah Vosko Featured in YorkU Magazine

GLRC Executive Member Dr. Leah F. Vosko is featured in the Fall 2020 issue of York University Magazine for her advocacy work with migrant workers. Dr. Vosko is a member of the Migrant Worker Health Expert Working Group, which was formed in April 2020 to address the needs of migrant agricultural workers (MAWs) in Canada […]

Workers' Bowl 2020: Donate on Behalf of the GLRC

We are excited to be part of the Workers' Action Centre Workers' Bowl 2020 to raise funds for the OEERC Education and Leadership Fund for Workers in Precarious Employment. Please consider donating on behalf of the GLRC. Donors will receive a receipt for donations equal to or greater than $10.00. Visit the Workers' Bowl website for more information.

Grad Students: Join the GLRC Executive Committee

The GLRC extends a warm invitation to York University graduate students to serve as the graduate student representative on our Executive Committee. Committee members generally meet twice a year and assist the Director and Coordinator with decision-making and growth of the centre. The role will allow for networking with current members of the Executive Committee, including Canada Research […]

Workshop Series for New Scholars

  We are excited to announce the Global Labour Research Centre (GLRC) has collaborated with the Canadian Association for Work and Labour Studies (CAWLS) for the New Voices in Work & Labour Studies Workshop Series, a weekly online workshop series of 12 interdisciplinary panels that will take place on selected days from October 15 to November 12, 2020. […]

Keynote Lecture Featuring Sara Mojtehedzadeh

  We are excited to announce our 2020 John Eleen Annual Lecture in Global Labour will take place virtually this year and will feature Sara Mojtehedzadeh, the Star's Work and Wealth reporter. Workers' Voices in the Age of COVID-19 Thursday, October 8, 2020 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm ET Click here for more information on […]

COVID-19, the Canadian Labour Market, and Women

In the second of their series of briefs looking at the labour market impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, GLRC Director Luann Good Gingrich and Andrew Mitchell examine the differing impacts between men and women, with a focus on workers aged 15-64 using data from the monthly Labour Force Survey (LFS) conducted by Statistics Canada. Read the full […]