About the Contributors

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About the Contributors
Kevin Banks is an Associate Professor and Director of the Centre for Law
in the Contemporary Workplace, Faculty of Law, Queen’s University. He
holds an LLB and a degree in Economics from the University of Toronto,
and a doctorate from Harvard Law School. Prior to taking up an academ-
ic career, Kevin practised labour law (representing unions and individ-
ual workers), and served in a number of senior positions in the federal
public service. He has published widely on domestic, international and
comparative labour law in national and international academic journals
and collected papers, advised governments and government task forces,
and sat as an arbitrator under the North American Free Trade Agreement
(NAFTA). Succeeding his mentor Bernie Adell, he is currently editor-in-
chief of the Canadian Labour and Employment Law Journal.
Richard Chaykowski received his PhD from Cornell University. He is
currently Director of the MIR Program at Queen’s University, cross-ap-
pointed to Queen’s Faculty of Law. He is a member of the Advisory Board
of the Queen’s Centre for Law in the Contemporary Workplace. He has
also been a visiting scholar at MIT, University of Toronto and McGill Uni-
versity. His public service includes a stint as Visiting Chair at Human
Resources and Skills Development Canada, and as Research Director for
the federal Expert Panel on Older Workers. His teaching and research
interests include labour policy, the intersection of labour policy and law,

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