The Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources is located in a heritage home with faculty and administrative offices, an on-site Library, computing facilities, lounge, lockers, study space and a classroom. MIRHR and CIRHR PhD students can arrange for 24/7 access to the building, library, computer lab and study rooms. Wireless access is available in all student areas.
As part of the St. George (downtown) campus, the CIRHR is within a five-minute walk to the University of Toronto Robarts Library and Information Commons, the Rotman School of Management, the Faculty of Law, UofT’s Athletic Centre and Graduate Student Residence, as well as the subway.
The CIRHR Library is part of the University of Toronto Library System and supports the needs of the Centre’s graduate students, faculty, the University and the wider community.
Carrels are available in a private PhD office located next to the Computer Lab. Doctoral students also have access to secure storage facilities onsite.
The Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources offers a range of study areas, from quiet space in the Library to exclusive MIRHR group study space.
The on-site classroom has a capacity for 24 students. It has all the necessary technology for student presentations. For larger classes, usually up to 35 students, a “smart” classroom is available nearby.
In addition to the computers available in the UofT Information Commons, CIRHR graduate students have exclusive access to a computer lab adjacent to the CIRHR Library.
Specialized training is provided in a nearby lab/classroom that accommodates 30 students.
Originally the CIRHR was located next door at 123 St. George Street, in a stately home built in 1899 for Thomas Harris, a prominent businessman whose company became part of Massey Ferguson. His son, Lawren Harris, a famous artist of Canada’s Group of Seven, lived there with his wife and children during the first world war.
The CIRHR moved to its current home at 121 St. George Street in 1992. Another fine example of historic architecture, the house was built in 1896 as a wedding gift for Lillian Gooderham, daughter of George Gooderham the President of the Gooderham and Worts distillery. She married Charles Beatty and they resided at 121 St. George until their deaths, Charles in 1958, and Lillian in 1967 at age 93. The house became the property of the University and housed the Media Centre until 1992.