Professors Etherington and Wilson Retire

Professors Brian Etherington and Larry Wilson have been pillars at Windsor Law for many years. In Larry’s case, this goes from involvement with an incredible variety of social justice contributions in the 1970s (leadership on the Community Law Caravan and pre-paid legal services among them) to, more recently, work establishing the joint Law-Social Work program and serving the Downtown Mission. Brian has been an outstanding labour law scholar and teacher. He was the editor-in-chief of the Canadian Labour and Employment Law Journal from 1994-2004 and continues to write seminal texts in his field. He has a deep commitment to experiential learning and regularly hired actors to give students practical experiences in his labour arbitration course. Today he is one of Canada’s leading labour arbitrator’s. These two leave big shoes to fill. 

The Professor Brian Etherington Fund in Labour Law will support students with a passion for labour law. This fund will provide funding for moot teams, will bring in guest speakers on topics of labour law and arbitration, will provide workshops linking students and practitioners for experiential learning opportunities, will provide library and digital support and resources, and will support conference travel. It is our hope that this fund will build on the many years of devoted service that Professor Etherington has brought to Windsor Law and our students. 

To donate to this fund or to make a gift in honour of Brian’s retirement, please contact the Alumni and Fund Development Office at 519 253-3000 x 2920, or email karenm@uwindsor. ca. You can also go online to make your gift at www.uwindsor. ca/donate. Please specify the Professor Brian Etherington Labour Law Fund when designating your gift.