K. V. Pankhurst
Dr. David W. Livingstone
Canada Research Chair in Lifelong Learning and Work
Head, Centre for the Study of Education and Work
Director, WALL Research Network
Professor, Department of Sociology and Equity Studies
D. W. Livingstone is Canada Research Chair
in Lifelong Learning and Work and professor in the Department of
Sociology and Equity Studies in Education at the Ontario Institute for
Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE/UT). He is
director of the Centre for the Study of Education and Work at OISE/UT
and leader of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research
Council-funded research network on the Changing Nature of Work and
Lifelong Learning (WALL) (see www.wallnetwork.ca). His recent books
include: Working and Learning in the Information Age: A Canadian
Perspective (Ottawa: CPRN, 2002); The Education-Jobs Gap:
Underemployment or Economic Democracy (Garamond Press, 2004, 2nd
edition); and Hidden Knowledge: Organized Labour in the Information
Age (Garamond Press and Rowman & Littlefield, 2004) (with Peter
Sawchuk); and The Future of Lifelong Learning and Work: Critical
Perspectives (Sense Publishers, 2008) (with Peter Sawchuk and Kiran
Mirchandani). Addresses: email: email@example.com; Phone/fax:
905 271-2755; Mail: D.W. Livingstone, SESE, OISE/UT, 252, Bloor St.
W., Toronto, Ont. M5S 1V6.
received her doctorate in 2008 from the Department of Sociology and
Equity Studies at OISE/UT. Her doctoral research focuses on education
as a human right within the United Nations. Meredith served as a
teacher, curriculum leader, and, most recently, Co-coordinator of the
Students at Risk: Learning Pathways and School, Community, and Global
Connections Cohorts at OISE/UT, part of the Initial Teacher Education
program. She is expanding her research of teachers’ work and learning
to include youth at risk, global education, and new teacher mentoring.
She may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sandria Officer is a doctoral student at
the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of
Toronto. Her research interests include disability, links between
education, work and learning, policy-making, and social justice. Her
current research focus is on the employment experiences of disabled
teachers. She is a member of government sponsored and non-profit
organization committees involved in social inclusion, employment, and
V. Pankhurst consultant to the Centre for Studies in Education and
Work, has retired from a career combining appointments in
universities, government departments and international institutions,
and was for many years a senior official of the OECD. Recent articles
include ”Education and Employment: Overview of Research and Policy
Issues.” In Wallace, T., Murphy, N., Lépine, G., and Brown, D.,
Exploring New Directions in Essential Skills Research. Ottawa, ON:
Public Policy Forum, 2005, 22-40 and “The Labour Process: Individual
Learning, Work and Productivity.” Studies in Continuing Education,
28.1, March 2006 (with D.W. Livingstone).
Radsma is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology and
Equity Studies at OISE/UT. Her work career spans more than twenty-five
years of varied work assignments with major Canadian corporations and
includes a decade of experience as an independent consultant. In this
current phase, she helps organizations enhance their employee
development initiatives by identifying learning needs, building
learning programs, and assessing program effectiveness. You can reach
her at email@example.com.
is the main statistical research analyst for the Education-Job
Matching Survey research, including the Changing Nature of Work and
Lifelong Learning (WALL) project and the prior New Approaches to
Lifelong Learning (NALL) project. He holds a graduate degree in the
methodology of socio-psychological research and has contributed to
several studies on the methodology of empirical research, and studies
on work, labour organizations, and lifelong learning. Currently, his
main research focus is on informal learning about workplace health and
safety, and the impact of underemployment on workers’ health-related
quality of life. His e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Johanna Weststar is an Assistant Professor
of Management in the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary's
University. She received her doctorate in 2007 from the Centre for
Industrial Relations and Human Resources at the University of Toronto.
Her doctoral research focused on workplace learning, qualification,
and worker control. She has contributed to several labour studies
publications. Johanna is currently extending her research of the IT
industry to include the electronic games industry and new media.
Olivia Wilson completed her B.A. and M.A.
in sociology at the University of Toronto. Her M.A. thesis focused on
the effect of economic changes on automotive workers and their
families in a small town in Ontario. She completed her LL.B at the
University of Ottawa and is interested in pursuing a career in public