• The Labour & Employment Club hosted an informal discussion session with Stephen Shamie

  • The Centre's first major conference held at Hyatt Regency in Toronto April 27&28, 2012

  • The Labour & Employment Club with guest Stephen Shamie

  • The Centre's second major conference titled "Privacy, Law & the Contemporary Workplace: New Challenges & Direction"

  • Students in Faculty Lounge attending a Labour & Employment Club event

  • Webinar with our Douglas Cunningham Visitorship in Labour & Employment Law with Professor Matt Dimick on March 10, 2014

  • The CLCW & the Labour & Employment Club hosts Susan Philpott on March 12, 2014

  • Students attending the CLCW launch on November 5, 2010

  • Attendees and Speakers at the Shades of Grey: Law and Ageing in the Contemporary Workplace reception held April 27, 2012

  • The CLCW hosted a discussion with Honorary Chair, Chief Justice of Ontario Warren Winkler

Leading the renewal and transformation of the study of labour and employment law, the Centre of Law in the Contemporary Workplace offers an intellectual home for the labour and employment law community in Ontario and across Canada. With a core commitment to supporting a diversity of perspectives, multipartism, as well as open and innovative inquiry, the Centre seeks, among other things, to:

  • develop and anchor a strong and diverse interdisciplinary network of researchers within and beyond Queen’s, enabling coordinated and relevant research on key contemporary challenges facing labour and employment law;
  • support a high quality, research-intensive program of graduate studies, training a new generation of scholars in the field;
  • hold, co-sponsor and actively promote regular conferences and debates on issues of importance in major centres, on a rotating basis;
  • offer JD students opportunities for broad and deep engagement with workplace law;
  • establish and promote a visiting speakers series to members of the profession and the general public, as well as other outreach initiatives to support the broad development and dissemination of innovative scholarship in the field; and
  • develop courses accessible to members of the professional community, and to qualified students from other law schools, including the use of the latest long-distance learning tools and video-conferencing. Read more...