The GLRC’s major programming is through the Global Labour Speaker Series (GLSS), but we also co-sponsor many other events in collaboration with other research units, departments, universities and community partners. If you have an idea for an event collaboration, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many of our events are recorded and the digital recordings can be accessed through the various event pages below.
GLSS | March 7, 2018 | Migration Borders Freedom
GLSS | January 24, 2018 | Precarity and the Nonprofit Sector: Views from Social Work
GLSS | November 14, 2017 | New Directions in the Sociology of Work
International Graduate Student Symposium | October 26-27, 2017 | Symposium Information and Call for Proposals
The Dialectics of Liberation in the Era of Neoliberalism – International Herbert Marcuse Society Seventh Biennial Conference, Oct. 26-28, 2017, York University.
Life on the line: Women Strike at Eaton’s 1984-85, Oct. 27, 2017, York University.
John Eleen Annual Lecture in Global Labour: Trump’s America and the Plague of Illiberal Democracy | Oct. 26, 2017, York University.
GLSS | October 5, 2017 | Insurgent Left, Resurgent Labour? Corbyn, Sanders, and the Labour Movement
GLSS | September 26, 2017 | Lessons of the Fight for $15 in the Trump Era
GLRC Co-sponsored event | September 5, 2017 | Improving Job quality in Australian Aged Care: Challenges and Dilemmas
GLSS | March 24, 2017 | Precarious and Political: Retail Workers’ Struggle and Union Renewal in Ontario Supermarkets
GLSS | March 14, 2017 | Labour in the Cultural Industries
GLSS | December 13, 2016 | The Rise and Fall of Cheap Nature: Work, Power, and Capital in Making &Transcending the Planetary Crisis
GLSS | December 1, 2016 | No Shortcuts: Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age
GLSS | November 17, 2016 | The Geography of Penal Labour: Some Thoughts on Penal Politics in Canada and the U.S.
Book Launch | November 12, 2016 | Unfree Labour? Struggles of Migrant and Immigrant Workers in Canada
GLSS | October 30, 2016 | Chinese Workers’ Uprising: Unions, Workers, and Resistance in China Today
Documentary Film Screening – Migrant Dreams | October 27, 2016 | Film screening information and registration
Graduate Student Symposium | October 27-28, 2016 | Conference information and registration
GLSS | October 17, 2016 | Understanding the ‘Gig Economy’: The Political Economy of Platform Capitalism
GLSS | September 8, 2016 | Southern Insurgency: The Coming of the Global Working Class
GLSS | August 18, 2016 | Labour and the Political Economy of Peripheralisation: The Case of Ukraine and the European Union
GLSS | June 15, 2016 | Feminization of Labour and Immaterial Labour in Turkey
GLSS | March 24, 2016 | Local and Global Perspectives on Contemporary Migrant Workers’ Struggles
GLSS | February 2, 2016 | Occupiers and Dreamers: Insiders and Outsiders in a New Political Generation
GLSS | November 19, 2015 | Labour and the Media
GLSS | October 29, 2015 | Academics and Workers’ Movements
Graduate Student Symposium | October 29-30, 2015 | Conference information and registration
Book Launch | October 8, 2015 | Building a Better World
GLSS | September 24, 2015 | The Living-Wage Movement: Responding to the Low-Wage Economy
GLSS | June 24, 2015 | At the Intersections: Sport, Social Inequality, and Labour in the Americas
GLSS | May 14, 2015 | Mapping the Contours of Employment Standards Enforcement in Ontario
GLSS | April 21, 2015 | Why is Labour Protection for Temporary Migrant Workers so Fraught? A Perspective from Australia
GLSS | February 25, 2015 | Controversies in Working- Class Consciousness: Ford Nation v. the Toronto Left
GLSS | February 12, 2015 | Does the ILO’s Better Work lead to better work? Perspectives from garment factory workers in Lesotho
GLSS | January 21, 2015 | Revolutionizing Retail: Workers, Political Action and Social Change
GLSS | November 19, 2014 | Profiting from the Precarious: How Recruitment Practices Exploit Migrant Workers
GLRC/Geography Roundtable | November 18, 2014 | A Hospitable World? Hotel Workers Organizing the Global Hospitality Industry
Workshop | October 31-November 1, 2014 | Strategic Corporate Research: Looking Inside the Corporate World
GLSS | October 30, 2014 | What the Public Thinks about Unions and What the Labour Movement Should Do About It
Symposium | October 17, 2014 | The Global Development Crisis and the Possibilities of Labour-Centred Development
GLSS | September 24, 2014 | What Kind of Labour Movement Do We Need?
Book Launch | September 18, 2014 | Liberating Temporariness: Migration, Work and Citizenship in the Age of Insecurity
GLSS | March 19, 2014 | Closing the Enforcement Gap: Employment Standards Enforcement for People in Precarious Jobs
GLSS | March 13, 2014 | Labour Migration, ‘Unfree Labour’ and Resistance
GLSS | February 27, 2014 | Building High Participation Unions as Union Revitalization Strategy
GLSS | February 6, 2014 | Traditional Unions Can’t Help Baristas. Can Non-Traditional Ones? A Legal Discussion
GLSS | November 7, 2013 | Crisis, Recovery, Precariousness: Argentine Workers’ Struggles in the Last Decade
GLSS | October 24, 2013 | Whose Class Power Do Pension Funds Represent?
GLSS | October 3, 2013 | Young Workers, Unpaid Labour and the Intern Economy
GLSS | March 11, 2013 | The Role of Teachers’ Unions in Resisting Neoliberalism’s Global Transformation of Education
GLSS | February 25, 2013 | Workers in a Discriminatory World: Building Unions in India in the 21st Century
GLSS | February 5, 2013 | Nursing Labour Process and the Demand for Temporary Migrant Nurses in North America
GLSS | December 2, 2012 | The Political Economy of the New Attack on Canadian Unions
GLSS | October 30, 2012 | Development in Collective Bargaining and Gender Equity in Australia
GLSS | September 26, 2012 | Lessons from the 2012 Quebec Student Strike