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Professor JP Hornick

JP Hornick is the current Coordinator of the School of Labour at George Brown College and a long-time social activist. JP is also vice-chair of the OPSEU Divisional Executive for the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology–Academic. She is presently on the Board of Directors of the community arts organization Red Dress Productions.

An experienced educator and steward, JP is committed to bringing a socially progressive labour perspective to students and workers through workshops, training, and community events. You can reach JP at

Professor Kathryn Payne

Kathryn Payne has been teaching at George Brown College since she was hired as a sessional teacher in 1996. In 1999, she was hired full time through Interdisciplinary Studies to work with the School of Labour as an educator. Her areas of interest include labour and working class culture, women's work, diversity and sexuality studies, colonialism, and corporate globalization. 

Her work for the School of Labour is multifaceted: she designs curricula, liaises with union educators, teaches General Education courses at George Brown, designs and delivers workshops for young workers, compiles labour resources, researches labour topics and helps organize the annual George Brown Labour Fair.  She is also a steward in her local union and one of the founding member of George Brown's Positive Space Campaign.