Advancing Canadian Employment Relations.

 
Spring 2018 - SPOTLIGHT
Christopher G. Faulkner MIR'95

Executive Director, Human Resources
Praxair Inc.

 

Chris holds a B.A. (Hons.) from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Canada, as well as the Master’s of Industrial Relations degree from Queen’s University at Kingston, Canada in 1995.
 
Chris began his career in HR/LR in the automotive sector with PPG Canada.    He later spent time in the consumer products industry with PepsiCo, and Labatt Breweries (AB-Inbev), where his career progressed from field HR/LR management roles, to senior level specialist roles in Total Rewards, as well as organizational development. His experience during the MIR program prepared him well for his key responsibilities in human resources management, talent management, collective bargaining and labour relations.
 
Chris joined Purolator Inc., in 2005 as the leader of labour relations and the field HR organization.  In January 2013, Chris moved to Praxair Canada, as their HR leader.  In late 2014 he relocated to the US with Praxair to take on his current role where he has HR executive leadership responsibility for Praxair’s global technology groups (R&D, Engineering, Global Operations, and Procurement), as well as Praxair’s Global Hydrogen and Electronic Materials businesses. 
 

 


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Any Undergrad. 1 Year Program.

Are you looking for graduate level training that will propel you throughout your career?  The MIR offers a variety of core courses in labour relations, employment law, and human resource management, and elective courses in areas such as human rights law, negotiations and conflict resolution.  Together, these courses provide an advanced degree for career advancement in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management.

This ten to twelve-month Master's Program in Industrial Relations requires three terms of full-time study on campus. Admission requirements are a four-year bachelor's degree with upper second-class (B+) standing from a recognized university and demonstrated evidence of strong academic potential. An applicant whose native languages do not include English must submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the Michigan University English Language test with a score of at least 625 to be admitted to the program. Applicants are not required to write the GRE or GMAT.

 

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Core degree courses are intended to provide students with foundational skills in Industrial Relations, Human Resources, and Labour Law.  Courses include:

  • MIR 810  - Unions and Collective Bargaining
  • MIR 823 - Industrial Relations and Labour Law I
  • MIR 824 - Industrial Relations and Labour Law II
  • MIR 830 - Human Resource Management
  • MIR 840 - Labour Economics and Industrial Relations
  • MIR 850 - Organizational Theory and Design
  • MIR 897 - Applied Analytical Methods I

In addition to core degree courses, students are expected to take four elective courses, derived from a combination of a) classes, b) skills seminars (3 skills seminars = 1 elective), and/or c) independent research.  Electives vary year to year.  Recent offerings include:

  • Human Rights Law
  • Contract Administration
  • Leadership
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Labour Policy
  • Globalization

We are always happy to speak with our prospective students. 

Here is a list of our frequently asked questions but if you require any other information please do not hesitate to contact us

Designed to Work for You.

Are you looking for graduate level training that will propel you throughout your career?  The PMIR offers a variety of core courses in labour relations, employment law, and human resource management, and elective courses in areas such as human rights law, negotiations and conflict resolution.  Together, these courses provide an advanced degree for career advancement in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management.

Our PMIR program is structured for part-time studies that normally allow full-time employees to complete the degree in three years. Each year, classes are typically offered one weekend a month from September through February, and for two intensive study weeks in the spring.

The Queen's PMIR program is open to receiving applications from individuals who hold a four-year bachelor's degree with upper-class standing (B+) from accredited institutions.  Applicants to the PMIR program must also possess at least three years of full-time work experience related to the field. 
 

Core degree courses are intended to provide students with foundational skills in Industrial Relations, Human Resources, and Labour Law.  Courses include:

  • MIR 810 - Unions and Collective Bargaining
  • MIR 823 - Industrial Relations and Labour Law I
  • MIR 824 - Industrial Relations and Labour Law II
  • MIR 830 - Human Resource Management
  • MIR 840 - Labour Economics and Industrial Relations
  • MIR 850 - Organizational Theory and Design
  • MIR 897 - Analytical Methods in Industrial Relations

In addition to core degree courses, students are expected to take four elective courses, derived from a combination of a) classes, b) skills seminars (3 skills seminars = 1 elective), and/or c) independent research.  Electives vary year to year.  Recent offerings include:

  • Human Rights Law
  • Leadership
  • Negotiations
  • Relationships in Organizations
  • Training and Development

We are always happy to speak with our prospective students. 

Here is a list of our frequently asked questions, but if you require any other information please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Why Queen's?

 

The Queen's MIR Program offers students a world-class education in a collegial setting.  Our program has a proven record of training industry leaders and has gained the recognition and respect of employers nationally and beyond.  Students graduate with a practically-focused degree, ready to contribute their talents to work life in contemporary organizations.  Our alumni truly embrace the spirit of our motto:
"Come Here. Go Anywhere." 

About Queen's

About Queen's


Queen's is one of Canada's oldest and most well-respected degree granting institutions.  It is world-renowned for promoting excellence in teaching and research, as well as for fostering a strong sense of campus community and tradition. 

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About Industrial Relations

About Industrial Relations

Industrial Relations encompasses study of all aspects of the employment relationship.  Queen's has offered education in the field since 1937, with 2014 marking the 30th anniversary of the first MIR graduating class.  Our long tradition in this area ensures graduates join a prestigious group of alumni and affiliates, including leaders in business and government.

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Opportunities & Career Paths

Opportunities & Career Paths

A majority of our students typically secure degree-related employment within six months of program completion.  Queen's MIR grads can be founds working locally, nationally, and internationally in a variety of different IR/HR roles, with opportunities spanning a number of industries within the private and public sectors.

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