Advancing Canadian Employment Relations.

 
Fall 2018 - SPOTLIGHT
Janet A. Boekhorst - MIR 10

Assistant Professor, University of Waterloo
 

 

University of Guelph before she pursued a Master of Industrial Relations at Queen’s University. She was motivated to deepen her understanding of how to help make employees more engaged at work, so she continued her studies with a Doctoral Degree in Human Resource Management at York University.
 
Janet has published her research on employee engagement, workplace diversity and inclusion, and human resource management in various academic journals. She has also presented her research at national and international conferences and received several national awards, including the HRRI Best PhD Dissertation Award.
 
Following the completion of her PhD, Janet worked as an Associate Consultant at Gallup in Toronto. In this role, she was mostly responsible for supporting employee engagement initiatives predominantly for clients within Canada and the U.S. Her experience in the MIR program was instrumental in providing her the knowledge and skills related to leadership and project management that were needed to exceed client expectations.
 
Afterwards, Janet decided to travel for 9 months mostly throughout Asia, the Middle East, the Balkans, etc. Upon her return to Canada, she held the role of a Further Education Advisor at the University of Waterloo, where she supported students, alumni, and staff members with their further education aspirations. Janet has recently started a new role as an Assistant Professor in the Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business at the University of Waterloo.
 
On a final note, “I strongly believe that my career path would not have taken its current shape without the continued support of the faculty and staff associated with the MIR program. The MIR program provided me with numerous theoretical and practical experiences that have enabled me to develop numerous transferable skills, competencies, and knowledge needed to flourish in my career, especially given that the world of work has changed significantly since the completion of the program. Moreover, I firmly believe that the MIR program provides a unique and special network of supportive professionals who share similar professional aspirations and goals”.
 
 

Summer 2018 Spotlight - Steve Majer, MIR ‘97

Winter 2017-18 Spotlight - Michelle Lamarche

Fall 2017 Spotlight - Steven Menard - MIR '93

Summer 2017 Spotlight - Cheryl Stargratt MIR ‘95
Winter 2016/17 Spotlight - Alastair Macdonald MIR'87
Fall 2016 Spotlight - Charles Marful MIR’94
Summer 2016 Spotlight - Alison DeMille MIR'91
Winter 2015-16 Spotlight - Bill Murnighan MIR'91
Fall 2015 Spotlight - John Staple, MIR '91
Summer 2015 Spotlight - Peter Edwards, MIR '85
Summer 2015 Spotlight - Matthew Dusureault, MIR 2013
Summer 2015 Spotlight - Allison Roberts, MIR 2013
Spring 2015 Spotlight - Carolyn Buccongello, MIR'93
Spring 2015 Spotlight - Ruben Benmergui MIR '84
 

 

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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. 
 

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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