Jason Foster is associate professor of Human Resources and Labour Relations at Athabasca University. He is the author of Defying Expectations: The Case of UFCW Local 401 and co-author of Health and Safety in Canadian Workplaces. His research interests include labour and employment law, occupational health and safety, union renewal, and migrant worker experiences in Canada. He has published extensively in these areas.
Before becoming an academic, Jason spent many years working for non-profit organizations and for the labour movement, including a period as the director of policy analysis at the Alberta Federation of Labour. Most recently, he served as the director of policy for former Alberta premier Rachel Notley.
Among other pursuits, Jason is a beer writer and educator. He is the beer columnist for CBC Radio’s Radioactive, among other beer-related gigs. He is well aware he is better known for his beer work than for his academic work, and he is okay with that.