McMaster creates school of labour studies

January 26, 2010

McMaster University announced yesterday it is expanding its labour studies program into a school of labour studies, making it the first school of its kind in Canada. There are currently 1,400 students in McMaster's first-year labour studies classes, part of the social sciences faculty. Some will go on to specific undergraduate degrees in labour studies, while others will pursue masters degrees. The school hopes to offer a PhD program in the future. The creation of the new school stems from an external review of McMaster's undergraduate programs in 2008, which described labour studies as a "high-quality, innovative and community-rooted" program that deserved higher status. Hamilton Spectator