Morley Gunderson

Professor, University of Toronto

Morley Gunderson is a Professor at the Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources (Director from 1985–97) and the Department of Economics at the University of Toronto. He has been a Visiting Scholar at the International Institute for Labour Research in Geneva, Switzerland, and Stanford University. In 2002, he was awarded the Industrial Relations Research Association Excellence in Education Award in Labour Economics, and in 2003 the Gérard Dion Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Industrial Relations; in 2008 he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, in 2011 he was the first Canadian to be elected as a Fellow of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA), and in 2015 he was given the Carolyn Tuohy Impact on Public Policy Award. He has published extensively in areas such as gender discrimination, pay, and employment equity; the aging workforce, pensions, and retirement; Indigenous issues; youth employment; apprenticeships and alternative education pathways; unemployment insurance; the evaluation of labour market programs; minimum wages; public sector wages; immigration; the causes and consequences of unionization; strikes; childcare; workers’ compensation, disability and reasonable accommodation; labour market adjustment and training; volunteer labour supply; information technology; and the impact of trade liberalization and globalization.

Recent Research by Morley Gunderson

— Apr 21, 2022
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Barriers to the Labour Force Participation of Older Workers in Canada

Barriers to the Labour Force Participation of Older Workers in Canada finds that if governments in Canada want to help seniors who want to continue working, they should remove barriers that discourage them from remaining in the workforce.

— Jul 22, 2021
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Are Our Labour Laws Still Relevant for Teleworking?

Are Our Labour Laws Still Relevant for Teleworkers? finds that many labour policies and regulations in Canada are outdated and incompatible in a post-COVID world. The study also estimates that 25 per cent of working Canadians will continue to work remotely after COVID—although roughly 40 per cent could do so.