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The Canadian Association for Work & Labour Studies (CAWLS) is happy to announce the launching of its first National Speakers Series. These talks will feature prominent experts and activists committed to understanding and improving workers’ live, and advancing social justice.

They will be organized jointly with Labour Studies schools and research units across the country, and will be broadcasted via Facebook Live, as well as made available on CAWLS website for later viewing.

The first two editions will feature Magali Picard, Executive Vice-President of the Public Service Alliance of Canada, and Dr. Amanda Coles, from Deakin University, Australia. Further details on each talk are provided below. Stay tuned for other announcements and make sure to follow CAWLS Facebook page!


Magali Picard

Speaker: Magali Picard, Public Service Alliance of Canada
Date: 1 October, 2018 – 12:30pm (ET)
Title: Les défis du syndicalisme dans le secteur public
Language: French
Place: Université du Québec en Outaouais – 283 boul. Alexandre-Taché – Gatineau, QC – Room A-0424
Partner Organization: Équipe de recherche Travail et société


Dr. Amanda Coles

Speaker: Dr. Amanda Coles, Deakin University
Date: 18 October, 2018 – 2:20pm (ET)
Title: Gender at work: the status of women in the Canadian arts and cultural industries
Language: English
Place: McMaster University -1280 Main St W, Hamilton, ON – L.R. Wilson Hall – Room 5001
Partner Organization: McMaster University School of Labour Studies

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