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Meet the dedicated people at the heart of our program

Anushay Malik


Jeannie Morgan

Assistant Professor,
The Department of First Nations Studies with affiliation in the Labour Studies Program


Kendra Strauss

Associate Professor

Director (on sabbatical leave)


John Calvert

Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences
Acting Director, Fall 2019

Sylvia Chow

Manager, Academic & Administrative Services
T: 778-782-3726

Jeanne Persoon

Secretary to the Director
T: 778-782-3144

Melanie Trotto

Undergraduate Program Assistant & Financial Assistant
T: 778-782-9821

Gabe Wong

Coordinator, Communications & Events

Terrence Yang

Undergraduate Student Advisor
T: 778-782-9452

Sessional instructors

Fall 2019

Course Offerings

Serdar Kaya

Sessional Instructor

Associate members and steering committee

Enda Brophy

Associate Professor, School of Communication

Carolyn Lesjak

Associate Professor, Department of English

John Calvert

Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences

Malcolm Steinberg

Clinical Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences

Jeff Derksen

Professor, Department of English

Habiba Zaman

Professor, Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies

Advisory committee

Why do we have Advisory and Steering committees? Watch this video to find out more.

Chair of advisory committee: Jim Sinclair
In memoriam, Margaret Morgan

Advisory Committee Members

  • Janet Andrews, Secretary Treasurer, New Westminster & District Labour Council (NW&DLC); member of International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) Local Lodge 764
  • Brynn Bourke, Executive Director, BC Federation of Labour
  • Marjorie Griffin Cohen, Professor Emerita, Department of Political Science and Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, Simon Fraser University
  • George A. Davison, President, Federation of Post-Secondary Educators (FPSE); past president, National Union of the Canadian Association of University Teachers (NUCAUT); past president of the Faculty Association of the College of New Caledonia
  • Joey Hartman, Chair, BC Labour Heritage Centre
  • Jim Iker, past president, BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF)
  • Am Johal, Director, Simon Fraser University's Vancity Office of Community Engagement
  • Blair Redlin, retired research representative, Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE); former B.C. Deputy Minister
  • Jim Sinclair, past president, BC Federation of Labour. Chair of the Labour Studies advisory committee.
  • Cathy Walker, past director, Canadian Auto Workers (CAW), now Unifor, Health, Safety and Environment Department (retired)  
  • Jennifer Whiteside, Secretary-Business Manager, Hospital Employees’ Union (HEU)                   

Adjunct Professor