Dr. Gordon B. Cooke is an Associate Professor of Industrial Relations in the Faculty of Business Administration at Memorial University of Newfoundland. His primary area of research is non-standard work arrangements (e.g. temporary, on-call, casual jobs and all types of work scheduling variations). An interesting related issue is that the relative attractiveness or unattractiveness of these work arrangements, and the nature of their effects, can differ depending upon one’s age, family status, education level, stage of life, or location. This has led to examinations of the differences in working conditions between older versus younger workers, between urban versus rural workers, and/or between individuals in Newfoundland and those in other locations like Northwest Ireland, Northern Norway, the Faroe Islands, and beyond. His research has been published in journals like Human Relations, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Relations Industrielles, Work Community & Family, and Island Studies Journal.