2013 Winner of the Morley Gunderson Prize in Industrial Relations

Sara Slinn

Sara Slinn is an Associate Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, specializing in labour, employment, human rights and the Charter. She studied at the University of Toronto, CIRHR (Ph.D 2003), the University of British Columbia (LL.B.), and Queen’s University (BA Honours and MIR). Her background includes practicing labour and employment law at the Labour Relations Board of British Columbia and private law firms in Vancouver.

Professor Slinn has been a visitor at Melbourne Law School’s Centre for Employment and Labour Relations Law, Cornell University’s Industrial and Labour Relations School and the RMIT Graduate School of Business and Law. She has received numerous research grants including as principal investigator in a SSHRC standard research grant investigating the workplace and expression; Borden Ladner Gervais Research Fellowships to exploring labour board decision-making and to research back-to-work legislation; and, a Foundation for Legal Research grant to study employer workplace communications.

She has recently completed a co-edited volume addressing teacher collective bargaining structures: Dynamic Negotiations: Teacher Labour Relations in Canadian Elementary and Secondary Education. Current research includes a study funded by the National Academy of Arbitrators Research and Education Fund, with co-researchers Martin Malin (Chicago-Kent) and Jon Werner (Wisconsin): “An Empirical Evaluation of the Adjudication of Statutory Human Rights Claims before Labour Arbitrators and Human Rights Tribunals in Ontario.” Professor Slinn also serves on the editorial board of the journal Relations Industrielles, and is a member of both the Labour Law Casebook Group in Canada and the Labor Law Group in the United States.