Richard Chaykowski received his PhD from Cornell University. He is currently Director of the MIR Program at Queen’s University, cross-appointed 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 University. 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, labour relations and collective bargaining, North American labour markets, implications of the aging workforce, employee accommodation in the workplace, and workplace innovation and the impacts of technological change in the workplace. He has published over fifty papers in national and international journals, edited volumes and periodicals, as well as other professional and technical reports.