Research and Program Development

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Research in labour- and training-related issues for policy and advocacy

  • With Alice deWolff, Maureen Hynes wrote a paper summarizing Alice’s research on training for clerical workers: “Snakes and Ladders: Coherence in Training for Office Workers.” In Training the Excluded for Work: Access and Equity for Women, Immigrants, First Nations, Youth, and People with Low Income. Ed. Marjorie Griffin Cohen. 2003. Vancouver: UBC Press.

Curriculum development

  • With Ian Burns from GBC’s Carpentry Department, Maureen developed and co-wrote two curriculum manuals for NABET 700 CEP, Scenic Construction Technician Training Program and Scenic Paint Technician Training Program in 2004
  • With Anna Larsen at the Labour Education Centre, Maureen developed a 2-weekend course in Canadian Labour History, and then trained OPSEU members to teach the course in 2003-2004.
  • The School of Labour’s Kathryn Payne and Maureen Hynes developed and delivered a 14-week credit course in 2003, Steeled for Struggle, in Canadian Labour History for the United Steel Workers of America, District 6
  • With Brian Burnie and Gail Carrozzino, Maureen co-wrote a curriculum on Portfolio Development for Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition: Getting the Credit You Deserve: Portfolio Development for ESL Speakers. Funded by the Ontario Ministry of Education and Training. 1994. Toronto: Metro Labour Education Centre and George Brown College.

Development of manuals, guides, videos and other resources for workers, students and trainers

  • With Audrey de Rozario, Maureen Hynes developed and produced a 30-minute video preparing older workers to handle difficult job interviews: Never Too Late: Job Interview Strategies for Older Workers 1996
  • Maureen Hynes developed and wrote Mapping Your Way through Workplace Change: A Facilitator’s Manual for Helping Workers Cope with the Aftermath of Downsizing 1997
  • Maureen Hynes organized and assembled the counselling experiences of her colleagues in the Labour Adjustment Project (LAP) to create Back to Work: Counselling Strategies for Labour Adjustment Services in 1995

Proposal and report writing