Industrial Relations Queen's University has a long-standing commitment to teaching and research in industrial relations. Its professional graduate programs in labour relations and human resource management are designed to prepare highly effective professionals in labour relations and human resource management who possess a balanced appreciation for all aspects of industrial relations and have the advanced skills and intellectual flexibility and advanced skills to function knowledgeably and analytically in their workplaces throughout their careers.


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Academic Programs

Undergraduate

The Queen’s undergraduate Certificate in Employment Relations focuses on core elements of the field of work and employee-management relations, while taking account of social science perspectives from economics, law, management, and history.
 
The undergraduate Certificate in Employment Relations provides a broad foundation in the field of employment relations, including the areas of labour/employment law, labour-management relations, conflict management and negotiations, human resources management, and labour policy. Taken together, these courses and the resulting Certificate form the basis for a recognized university credential that will support students who are seeking entry level jobs in labour relations and human resources management after leaving Queen’s.

 

MIR

The one-year, full-time Master of Industrial Relations program (MIR) attracts new graduates as well as career employees wishing to renew or upgrade their credentials. The MIR-JD joint degree program is offered in cooperation with the Faculty of Law to those with strong interests in employment and labour law.

 

 

PMIR

The part-time Professional Master of Industrial Relations (PMIR) program allows experienced professionals the opportunity to pursue graduate studies, while meeting full-time employment and personal responsibilities. 

 

Applications for 2017 are now being accepted.
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All of these programs provide the knowledge and skills to respond effectively to current organizational requirements and future challenges relating to the employment relations. Specific goals and objectives include the following:

These objectives are achieved through a combination of formal coursework, analytical skills seminars, and independent research. Coursework involves, lectures, group work, simulations, case studies and interactions with visiting senior practitioners and policy makers in public and private sector organizations and labour unions.


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Benjamin Turner

Benjamin Turner

Masters of Industrial Relations FT

Master of Industrial Relations (MIR) Candidate 2017 at Queen's University

I am a bilingual Master of Industrial Relations candidate who is specifically interested in recruitment and talent acquisition. I believe that an organization's most valuable asset is its human capital. This value is realized when effective testing and selection methods are utilized in the recruitment process. My human capital approach to human resource management is aimed at acquiring new talents who are not only exceptional candidates but also are the most suited individuals to an organization. This results in both high employee retention and a boost in organizational productivity. Further, human capital management is reactive to the modern business complexity's trends, gaps and changes. Therefore, as a human resource professional I will act as an organization's sensor in order to allow the organization to continue to progress without interruption.

My capacity in talent acquisition and recruitment lies in my ability to super-connect. Super connectors are individuals who build close relationships with diverse people very quickly. As a super connector I can match people with opportunities and, in doing so, leave my connections with a positive opinion of myself and my own abilities. Moreover, I always strive to stay '​in the know'​. This way I know what each of my connections is capable of, who is in their network, and what my connections need or are looking for. This allows me to instantaneously connect people based on needs and abilities, while increasing their own value.

 

 

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