CIRA 2019: Looking Back

June 13, 2019 by CIRHR Communications

By Jen Harmer


Members of the Centre community gathered last week in Vancouver, British Columbia for the annual Canadian Industrial Relations Association (CIRA) conference

Faculty, students, alumni, and friends participated in an engaging week of seminars and events focusing on rethinking the future of employment. A high-level view of all their appearances as panelists, chairs, and presenters is available here.

A video of the opening plenary is available online featuring Nelson Lichtenstein, who presented “Can Sectorial Bargaining Save the American Labor Movement?” alongside panelists Sara Slinn and Alexander J. S. Colvin.

The University of British Columbia was a stunning backdrop for this year’s conference, which was held as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences

Next year’s event will begin June 24, 2020 in Toronto, under the banner of ILERA 2020 - mark your calendar!

Some faculty, alumni, & PhDs from the Centre in attendance at the conference.

Back row from left: Scott Walwsorth (CIRHR PhD 2006); CIRHR Professors Anil Verma, Dionne Pohler and Morley Gunderson; CIRHR PhD student Jennifer Harmer.
Front row from left: Elham Marzi (CIRHR PhD 2018); CIRHR PhD students Yao Yao, Kourney Koebel and Qian Zhang