On December 10th, the CIRHR, the Department of Economics and Woodsworth College hosted the 2020 Morley Gunderson Lecture in Industrial Relations and Labour Economics in its first-ever online format. "A Universal Child Care Strategy: The View From Economics" was delivered by Dr. Michael Baker, Professor of Economics and Canada Research Chair in Economics and Public Policy at the University of Toronto.
During the event, Acting Director Dionne Pohler announced the 2020 winner of the Morley Gunderson Prize, Lorraine Sixto (MIR 2004). Lorraine was selected as this year’s winner in recognition of both her incredible career trajectory since graduating from the MIR program, and also her involvement in our student mentorship program.
The Morley Gunderson Lecture, jointly sponsored by CIRHR, Woodsworth College and the Department of Economics an annual lecture on labour economics and industrial relations/human resources.
It was established in 2015 in recognition of the interconnections between the three units, and named for Professor Morley Gunderson to honour his contributions to Canadian labour economics and industrial relations over the past five decades.