Professor Ron McCallum part of an international research team on work and employment

8 July 2008

Sydney Law School's Professor Ron McCallum is part of an international research team on work and employment in a global context, led by the Interuniversity Research Centre on Globalisation and Work (CRIMT).

The team will receive one of four 2.5 million dollar grants awarded this year by the Social Sciences and Humanitaries Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) through its Major Collaborative Research Initiatives program (MCRI).

The CRIMT team will examine the involvement of institutional players in dialogues about change and seek to gain a better understanding of the capabilities required to evolve and thrive in this new environment.

Key issues include:

  • cross-border organisation of production and care
  • citizenship in the workplace
  • implementation of public policies that redistribute work rights and risks
  • new forms of collective representation
  • social aspects of comparative institutional advantage

CRIMT is an interuniversity and interdisciplinary research centre that brings together researchers from around the world to look at the theoretical and practical challenges of institutional renewal for work and employment in a global context.

Its director (Gregor Murray) and co-directors (Jacques Bélanger and Christian Lévesque) are located at Université de Montréal, Université Laval and HEC Montréal.

CRIMT includes 75 researchers from 16 Canadian universities and 25 institutions and universities from 10 other countries, including Professor McCallum.

The Project commenced in April 2008.

Professor Ron McCallum was Dean of the Sydney Law School between 2002 and 2007 and is the first totally blind person to have been appointed to a full professorship in any field at any university in Australia or New Zealand.

Contact: Greg Sherington

Phone: +61 2 9351 0202

Email: 304315211f64040a101e3424233d2634203e4c5760352505545637