Professor Emerita Carla Lipsig-Mummé, who died peacefully on January 20, founded and led Adapting Canadian Work and Workplaces to Respond to Climate Change (ACW) — a seven-year (2014-2021) Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) project.
Her pioneering work as the principal ACW investigator influenced the release of Confronting Climate Change on Campus, CAUT’s three-step action plan, which academic staff associations and their members can use to reduce the carbon footprint of post-secondary institutions and fight climate change.
Throughout her distinguished research and activism career,
Lipsig-Mummé highlighted workplaces and work as major contributors to the greenhouse gas emissions created by human activity. She also brought together labour unions and academics to conduct ground-breaking research on work and workers’ justice.
She retired in June 2022 after 32 years at York University.