Graham S. Lowe

Canadian Policy Research Networks Inc. (CPRN)
600 – 250 Albert Street Ottawa, Ontario K1P 6M1
Tel: (613) 567-7500 Fax: (613) 567-7640

Biosketch – Graham S. Lowe

Graham S. Lowe is Director of the Work Network at Canadian Policy Research Networks Inc. ( CPRN is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating new knowledge and leading public debate on social and economic issues important to the well being of Canadians.

He received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Toronto in 1979. Since then he has been a faculty member at the University of Alberta, where he held a McCalla Research Professorship during 1997-98 academic year and currently is a Professor of Sociology. He has been visiting professor, lecturer and researcher at numerous universities in Canada, Europe, and Asia. As well, he has extensive consulting experience in the public and non-profit sectors.

Dr. Lowe's speciality is the study of work. His research and publications examine issues such as school-work transitions, human resource development, new technologies, labour market trends, job stress, unionization, and employment-related public policy. He is principal co-investigator of the on-going School-Work Transitions Project (, which has been tracking the life courses of samples of 1985 high school and university graduates in Edmonton. Recently, findings from this study have been published in international journals such as The British Journal of Industrial Relations and Work, Employment and Society.

His latest book, The Quality of Work: A People-Centered Agenda, was published in April 2000 by Oxford University Press. The fourth edition of Work, Industry and Canadian Society, a widely-used textbook he co-authored with H. Krahn, will be published in 2002.


Updated January 22, 2001

Last updated: November 2009