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Welcome to Work & Employment Issues (Labour Studies)

We often think of a job as a place to make a living but work is really so much more.  Jobs and careers often define who we are, how we see ourselves, and how others see us.  Fair wages, clean, healthy and safe workplaces, interesting and stimulating work, all make a huge difference in our lives.  Yet we often don't think about why we are working where we are, why work is the way it is, and what can be done to make it better.

The Certificate in Work & Employment Issues is about revealing and understanding the importance of work in our lives, it's about grappling with the problems, limitations and challenges of workplaces, and ultimately, it's about figuring out ways to make improvements for all workers.

This includes studying:

  • labour-management relations
  • labour law
  • collective bargaining
  • labour markets
  • organizational psychology
  • globalization
  • occupational health and safety
  • environmental pollution
  • sexual and racial discrimination
  • human rights

Studying in Windsor gives you the opportunity to study and learn in a city which has been central to the development of the labour movement in Canada.  Windsor is home to a range of unions, social action groups, and organizations.


Main Office:

250-2 Chrysler Hall South
University of Windsor
401 Sunset Avenue
Windsor, ON Canada N9B 3P4
Phone:  (519) 253-3000 ext. 3723
Fax:  (519) 561-1403
Email:  labourst@uwindsor.ca