School of Labour Studies

A group of students sitting outside on the grass discussing labour studies at McMaster campus.
A headshot of the School of Labour Studies Director, Stephanie Ross.

Chair's Welcome

We are a small program. Students get to know their professors. Teaching is very important to us. In the classroom we seek to inform, challenge and learn from our students. Our faculty are at the forefront of research and critical labour issues in Canada and around the world. Our staff is committed to providing excellent and friendly advice and service to our students.


Our undergraduate and graduate students have high rates of success in securing careers in labour law, community development, policy analysis, teaching, occupational health and safety, labour research and labour organizing. We also offer an outstanding Certificate Program for adults around the country. In addition, in partnership with the Canadian Auto Workers, we provide a unique UNIFOR-McMaster Certificate Program.


Stephanie Ross, Associate Professor and Director of the School of Labour Studies