Here’s a reminder to scholars and graduate students to consider submitting a paper for the inaugural Law of Work Best Paper Award, which will be awarded at the annual conference of the Canadian Industrial Relations Association in Montreal from May 2-4.
Also, CIRA has announced that the recipients of the second annual Freedom of Association Award at this same conference will be recently retired Chief Justice Beverly Mclachlan and Justice Louis LeBel. What a treat it will be to meet these two great jurists and (hopefully) hear some reflections on labour law and the Supreme Court.
Submissions are due by February 27 and final papers to be considered for the award are due by March 12. Here is the description of the Law of Work Award:
LAW OF WORK AWARD
The Canadian Industrial Relations Association is pleased to announce the creation of a new award recognizing exceptional scholarship in the area of Canadian employment and labour law. A gift from Dr. David Doorey, Associate Professor at York University, Director of the School of Human Resource Management, and Director of the Osgoode Hall Law School PDP LLM in labour and employment law permits CIRA to award $500 to the best paper submitted to the annual conference in the area of the law of work. The first Law of Work Award will be presented at the annual CIRA conference held at the University of Quebec in Montreal on May 2-4, 2018. The Law of Work Award is CIRA’s distinction given to the best paper presented at the annual conference. All pre-tenure members (graduate students, post-doctoral and pre-tenure faculty) are invited to submit a full unpublished paper that will proceed through a blind review process to determine acceptance for presentation at the conference and the winner of the competition. Members interested in submitting a paper for this award should check the annual conference website for details. All authors of the paper must meet the eligibility requirements. Submission must begin with a cover page containing the title and an abstract of no more than 300 words outlining the purpose of the paper, the methodology used, and main conclusions, be in 12 point font, double-spaced, in APA format and not exceed 10,000 words inclusive of references but excluding abstract and appendices. Submission in French or English are permitted.