Centre for Research on Work & Society

Four Canada Research Chairs renewed at York for $5.6 million

Four professors at York had their Canada Research Chairs (CRCs) renewed by the federal government yesterday, bringing $5.6 million to invest in their research at the University. Tier 1 CRCs were renewed for professors Gordon Flett, Eric Hessels and John Tsotsos. Professor Leah Vosko was awarded an Advancement Chair, taking her from a Tier 2 to […]

Centre for Research on Work & Society's Just Labour Journal examines challenges facing workers

The latest issue of the online journal Just Labour: A Canadian Journal of Work and Society is now available. The journal, which was launched in 2002, is an initiative of York’s Centre for Research on Work & Society (CRWS). Just Labour – which seeks to explore issues related to the volatile transformation of the Canadian workplace – […]

Centre for Research on Work & Society's conference examining changing nature of work in global economy starts today

The changing nature of work in the global economy, modern labour movements, challenges faced by workers and their organizations, as well as forms of collective action undertaken to resist neo-liberalism – all of this will be explored at an upcoming conference, New Voices in Labour Studies 2010: Emerging Perspectives on Workers and Workplaces. The conference […]

York Research Tower: Creating a new model for research collaboration

Researchers, faculty, administrators and staff working in the York Research Tower gathered on May 4 to celebrate the new building’s role in fostering social science and humanities research across York University (all speaker videos are available in the Research Multimedia Centre). Above: The York Research Tower, which opened in September 2009, features some 84,000 square feet […]

New book explores the impact of the new economy on work

A new book co-edited by York Professors Norene Pupo and Mark Thomas will receive its official launch Thursday, March 25 at a special reception from 3 to 5pm in 626 York Research Tower. Interrogating the New Economy: Restructuring Work in the 21st Century is a collection of original essays investigating the social, political and economic […]