Global Labour Research Centre hosts Graduate Student Symposium

The Global Labour Research Centre (GLRC) will host its first Graduate Student Symposium at York University, running Oct. 29 and 30 in TEL 1004 and 1005.

The symposium showcases graduate student research on a wide range of issues related to the study of work and labour in a global context, and offers an interdisciplinary forum for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows to share their research in a collaborative environment.

A plenary panel will runs as part of the Global Labour Research Centre's Graduate Students Symposium
A plenary panel will runs as part of the Global Labour Research Centre’s Graduate Students Symposium

As part of the symposium, the GLRC is convening a plenary panel on “Academics and Workers’ Movements”. Panelists include Deena Ladd (Workers’ Action Centre), Naveen Mehta (United Food and Commercial Workers), Alan Sears (Ryerson University), and Sean Smith (Unifor Local 2002). The panel will be held on Friday, Oct. 30, 1 to 2:30pm in TEL 1004. The panel is open to all and conference registration is not required to attend this panel.

The Graduate Student Symposium is sponsored by the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Vice-President Research and Innovation, Canada Research Chair in the Political Economy of Gender and Work, and the Graduate Programs in Socio-Legal Studies and Political Science.

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