Pnina Alon-Shenker

Dr. Pnina Alon-Shenker is an Associate Professor in the Department of Law & Business at Ryerson University and the founding Academic Director of the Ryerson Law & Business Clinic. Her research interests centre on labour and employment law with an emphasis on workplace discrimination and diversity, the aging workforce, and forms of employee representation and voice. Her current research advances an innovative critique of contemporary legal analyses of age discrimination in the workplace and develops a new paradigm, founded in legal and philosophical theories of equality, which better articulates the wrongs associated with age discrimination in the workplace. Since 2009, she has taught various courses at Ryerson, including Business Law, the Law of Hospitality and Tourism, Employment and Labour Law, Advanced Employment and Labour Law, and the Ryerson Law & Business Clinic.

Pnina received the Dean's Scholarly, Research and Creative Activity Award in 2014 for her scholarly achievements. In 2016, she received the Provost's Experiential Teaching Award in recognition of her work to develop and lead the Law & Business Clinic. She has also served as the articles editor of the International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations since 2015. Pnina served as law clerk to the Honourable Justice Dalia Dorner of the Supreme Court of Israel in 2002–2003.

Pnina holds an LL.B. from Haifa University, an LL.M. from the Hebrew University and the University of Toronto, and an S.J.D. from the University of Toronto. She was called to the Israeli Bar in 2003.