The Labour Studies Program

The Labour Studies Program at Simon Fraser University is committed to the study and understanding of labour, working people, and their organizations from a comprehensive social, cultural, historical, political and economic perspective. The Program aims to provide a range of taught courses and programs (credit and non-credit), to Simon Fraser University students and provincial labour organizations, and create mutually supportive and beneficial links between academic and labour communities.

Thinking about a Minor in Labour Studies? Click here for information on requirements and courses.

News & Events

People's Co-Op Bookstore author event

May 4, Thursday, 7:30 p.m. People’s Co-Op bookstore, 1391 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Interested in how the best-working model of an egalitarian-inclined economy works will want to come learn about "Viking Economics: How the Scandinavians got it right and how we can, too."  George Lakey, author.

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Migrant Workers Symposium

Growing Worker Power: Innovative Organizing Across the Food System

Sponsors include the Labour Studies Program, and speakers include Dr. Kendra Strauss.

March 18, 2017 at SFU Harbour Centre

LBST Summer Research Assistant Position

Opportunity for an undergraduate researcher for a project on precarious employment in B.C.

Applications due Friday, March 24.

2017 PNLH Labour History Conference

Echoes of the 1917 Russian Revolution: Decades of Radicalism and Red Scares in the Labour Movements of the Pacific Northwest

May 26 – 28, 2017 at the University of British Columbia
Presented by the Pacific Northwest Labour History Association and BC Labour Heritage Centre

Mya Lopez
Dr. Hari Sharma Award

Erik Sagmoen
Gary Campbell Award

Edith Cuellar Mata
Dr. Hari Sharma Award

New for 2017:
The James Clark Undergraduate Award
$2500 (1 award per year)