Dr. Anil Verma is a Professor at the Rotman School of Management, and the Centre for Industrial Relations & Human Resources, University of Toronto. He served as the Director of the Centre for Industrial Relations & Human Resources during 2009-15. He has taught previously at the University of California, Los Angeles, the University of British Columbia, University of Saskatchewan and worked in the steel industry as an engineer for five years. He is currently a Visiting Professor at the Universidade Federal do Ceará in Fortaleza, Brazil. He has taught by invitation in Vietnam, Brazil, Russia, India, China and Thailand.
During 2013-14, he was appointed by the Government of Ontario as Chair, Minimum Wage Advisory Panel. He has served on the Advisory Board, Sheffield University Business School (UK) and was a Visiting Professor at Middlesex University Business School (UK) during 2005- 2010.
His primary research interests are in the area of management responses to unionization, participative forms of work organization, wage and employment outcomes, policy responses to globalization, workplace innovations and social enterprises.
He has served as President of the Canadian Industrial Relations Association and on the Executive Board of the International Industrial Relations Association, Geneva. He was a member of the Advisory Committee on Labour and Income Statistics at Statistics Canada (1993-2015) and as a member of the Board of Directors of COSTI Immigration Services (2006-2015), the largest such non-profit agency in Canada.
Professor Verma consults with a variety of businesses, unions, governments and international agencies such as the ILO, the OECD and the World Bank.He has co-edited several books including: Unions in the 21st Century: An International Perspective (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004); Restructuring Work and the Life Course (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2001); Contract and Commitment: Employment Relations in the New Economy (Kingston, ON: IRC Press, 1999); Regionalization and Labour Market Interdependence in East and South-east Asia (London: Macmillan, 1997). He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Industrial Relations (Australia).