Advancing Canadian Employment Relations.

Spring 2019 Spotlight
Matt Hopkins, MIR ‘10
Director of HR Strategy and Client Services
Toronto Transit Commission

Matt Hopkins is currently the Director of HR Strategy and Client Services at the Toronto Transit Commission. He graduated from the Queen’s MIR program in 2010 and started his career by joining the Ontario Public Service through the Ontario Internship Program. He has worked in various human resources roles, mostly in employee/labour relations. 

In his current role, he is responsible for a number of key human resources initiatives including the TTC’s employee engagement strategy, the development of HR metrics and analytics and a review of its attendance management practices. He is also responsible for overseeing the Human Resources Advisors who ensure that managers have ready, easy access to human resources services.

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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.

Click here to download MIR Program Brochure

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 Behaviour
  • MIR 897 - Analytical Methods for HRM/IR
       
For course descriptions visit our core courses page

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

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

For additional information, please visit our electives page

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

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 Behaviour
  • MIR 897 -  Analytical Methods for HRM/IR
For more information please go to our core courses page
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 over one long weekend during September, November, January and February, and for two intensive study weeks in May and June.

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+) or equivalent from accredited institutions, and have at least three years of full-time work experience related to the field. 

For detailed information on admission process and requirements please visit our Admissions Page.
 

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
For additional information, please visit our electives page

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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Discover Kingston

Discover Kingston

Kingston is a home-away-from-home not only for students from Queen’s, but also for those attending the Royal Military College and St. Lawrence College – more than 30,000 in all!

Described by students as both “quaint” and “eclectic,” Kingston is big enough to provide all the conveniences of modern life, and small enough for students, staff, and faculty to feel instantly comfortable and at home.

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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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