Workers' COVID-19 Stories

We are excited to add a new series to our COVID-19 and the World of Work hub. Workers' Stories in the COVID-19 Era is a dialogue series aimed at building a collection of worker narratives during the COVID-19 pandemic. The project is led by GLRC Executive Ethel Tungohan (Assistant Professor & Canada Research Chair, Politics), with a team of […]

Weekly Highlights: May 28, 2021

  Read the full Weekly Announcements for May 28, 2021. Find an archive of the Weekly Announcements here. Highlights GLRC Updates COVID-19 Impacts on Faculty and Staff York University Professors James Chowhan and Kelly Pike released a new report on COVID-19 Impacts on Faculty and Staff: Changing the Way Employees Work. This report is based on findings from a survey conducted at York […]

The Passing of Aziz Choudry

Message from the GLRC We are saddened to learn of the passing of Professor Aziz Choudry (23/06/1966 - 26/05/2021). Aziz was a longstanding member of the GLRC Advisory Committee and was a featured speaker at GLRC events. He was a dedicated and prolific scholar-activist who was internationally recognized for both his scholarship and for his […]

Report: Impacts on Faculty & Staff

York University Professors James Chowhan and Kelly Pike released a new report on COVID-19 Impacts on Faculty and Staff: Changing the Way Employees Work. This report is based on findings from a survey conducted at York University in August/September 2020.  This study is a part of the COVID Homeworking for University Staff Survey (CHUSS) project. […]

Filipina Care Workers Event

The GLRC is thrilled to be co-sponsoring Common Struggles, Common Solidarities, a one-hour dialogue with Filipina care worker activists in Toronto, Winnipeg, and Daly City, California on Saturday, May 29, 2021. This event is organized in part by GLRC Executive Dr. Ethel Tungohan. Register here Migrante Manitoba also released a video on May Day capturing […]

COVID-19 Database: The First Year

Since March 2020, the GLRC has amassed a digital database of more than 900 resources (newspaper articles, academic journal articles, blogs, op-eds, white papers, and policy briefs) documenting the challenges that different groups of workers have been experiencing around the world. In addition to a large repository of documents relating to Canada, the database seeks to account for […]

CfP: Graduate Student Symposium

We are pleased to announce the 2021 Graduate Student Symposium: Critical Conversations in Work and Labour, to take place on select days in October 2021. The call for proposals is now open. Please note the Symposium is open internationally. Submissions are limited to graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and early-career independent researchers. The deadline for submissions is Saturday, July 31, 2021 by […]

How to Get Involved with the GLRC

On January 20, 2021, we held our first annual Meet & Greet. Thank you to everyone who registered! We hope to continue this as an annual event. For those who were unable to attend, or those who attended and are interested in staying connected with the centre, check out our slideshow presentation outlining the history […]

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 […]

Fay Faraday Featured in YFile

GLRC Executive Committee Member Fay Faraday was featured in YFile on January 14, 2021 for her recent landmark public policy paper on building gender equality into the pandemic recovery: "Resetting Normal: Women, Decent Work and Canada's Fractured Care Economy" (2020). Read the full YFile story here. Read Professor Faraday's policy paper here.