Our Advisory Committee
Dr. Walsworth is an Associate Professor of Industrial Relations at the Edwards School of Business, University of Saskatchewan and an active labour arbitrator. Before joining the University in 2007, he completed a Ph.D. and a Master’s degree (2003) in Industrial Relations at the University of Toronto. A sucker for punishment, he recently returned to school to complete a Master’s of Law (LLM) in employment and labour law at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University. He is the Academic Director of the Labour-Management Relations Certificate Program and the past president of the national Canadian Industrial Relations Association (CIRA) and the chapter director of the Saskatoon Chapter of CIRA. In 2019 he began a four year term as the Chair of the Educational Relations Board, a position created by the Education Act to oversee labour relations between the province and its 17,000 teachers. He was named the Principal Investigator on a prestigious three year Standard Research Grant from SSHRC. With these funds, he investigated how, and under what circumstances, unions affect management decisions and firm outcomes, such as innovation, profits and employment growth. His work has been published in a number of top journals including Industrial Relations (Berkeley), Relations Industrielles/Industrial Relations and the International Journal of Human Resource Management. Dr. Walsworth teaches courses on human resources, industrial relations, and labour and employment law. He has a lovely wife and four exhausting/awesome sons.