Johanna is an Associate Professor of employment relations in the DAN Department of Management and Organizational Studies at Western University. She is also an Adjunct Professor in I/O Psychology and an affiliate of the Department of Women’s Studies and Feminist Research. Johanna has studied digital game labour for 10 years. She has partnered with the IGDA on their Quality of Life and Developer Satisfaction Surveys and has published numerous reports and academic articles. Johanna is a Past President of the Canadian Industrial Relations Association and a member of the CRIMT research partnership.

Johanna Weststar sessions


Unions in a Nutshell: History, Theory, Examples
Monday, November 12th

Description: There has been growing discussion about unions in the digital game industry and many have a lot of questions about what unions are, how they form and how they work. What about merit and competitive advantage? How could there be common rules when each game project is different? What about indies and low-budget titles? […]