Preparations Underway for “Climate Crisis and Future of Work" Summer School - June 6-10, 2022

May 11, 2022 by Jen Harmer

Extensive preparations are underway for this June’s Climate Crisis and Future of Work summer school. The Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources (CIRHR) will be hosting Toronto’s week-long event (in English). The event will run simultaneously with the Université de Montréal (in French), and will bring together key researchers, educators, and students with practitioners in labour, business, and policymaking to address issues related to building a fair economy and a sustainable environment. The summer school is a unique blend of coursework (for student attendees) and training (for practitioners).

Prof. Rafael Gomez, Director of the CIRHR explains that “our community members and students have a prime opportunity to come together to engage and learn about the future of work as it relates to the climate crisis... Two cities, two languages with translation, and one critical overall theme.”

The event, initiated by the Canadian Industrial Relations Association (CIRA-ACRI) has been led by a one-of-a-kind interuniversity partnership. CIRA-ACRI partners include The Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources (CIRHR) at the University of Toronto, as well as the School of Industrial Relations at the Université de Montréal (ÉRIUM), the Interuniversity Research Centre on Globalization and Work (CRIMT), and Blue Green Ideas (a consultancy dealing with the challenges of climate change) to address climate issues. Practitioners and researchers who wish to join can do so by registering here.

Graduate students currently enrolled in university may be able to register for academic credit in IRE 2715H. This may be done without additional tuition fees, but please be advised that academic credit is only available to those attending in person. CIRA/ACRI has also made a limited number of travel and accommodation bursaries available to student members.

For more information, please visit the CRIMT's official event website, or contact