2020 Fall/2021 Winter: IRE Timetable during COVID19

From the Vice-Provost Students web page:

The 2020-21 academic year will be different at the University of Toronto. Our community of students, faculty and staff will learn, teach, research and work in new ways. But what won’t change is our shared commitment to creating rich, inclusive environments for learning, and to pursuing research that unlocks solutions to global challenges, while protecting the health and safety of every member of our community.

Read the full roadmap for the University of Toronto here.

The Vice-Provost Students web page provides useful information on important student related issues - please visit this link:  https://www.viceprovoststudents.utoronto.ca/covid-19/

Greetings from Professor Dionne Pohler, Acting Director, Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources (CIRHR)  

I would like to welcome new and returning IRHR program students to the 2020-21 academic year.  

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the critical importance of understanding issues related to the world of work—everything from compensation of essential workers, access to sick days, and legal obligations around workplace safety, to the design of remote working arrangements and policies like employment insurance and basic income. The IRHR program is a place to explore these topics and many others. 

The events planned throughout the year may look different this time around, but whatever their format, I encourage you all to take full advantage of these opportunities, including our two annual public lectures: the Morley Gunderson lecture celebrating work in labour economics and industrial relations and the Sefton-Williams lecture on trade unions and other labour issues. 

Whether online or in person, the real learning will, as always, occur in your courses and through your interactions with fellow students, teaching assistants, and professors.  I wish you all the best in the 2020-2021 academic year.

Professor Dionne Pohler,Acting DirectorCentre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources

The University of Toronto has identified the following minimum technical requirements needed for students to access remote/online learning:

 

Requirement Windows-based PC Apple Mac/macOS-based PC
Operating System Windows 10 macOS X
Web Browser Firefox or Google Chrome Firefox or Google Chrome
Processor Intel Core i5 based model Intel Core i5 based model
RAM/Memory 4 GB 4 GB
Storage 5 GB of available space 5 GB of available space
Screen Resolution 1024 x 768 1024 x 768
Connectivity Ethernet or WiFi; available USB port(s) to accommodate recommended accessories Ethernet or WiFi; available USB port(s) to accommodate recommended accessories

For additional information regarding recommended accessories, internet connectivity and frequently asked questions please visit this link.If you have additional questions, please contact your local IT St. George Campus help desk: help.desk@utoronto.ca

 

Course removals:  Prerequisites, corequisites and exclusions must be observed. Students enrolled in courses for which they do not have the published prerequisites, may have their registration in those courses cancelled without warning at any time if such registration is discovered.   

Delivery Method for the 2020 Fall and 2021 Winter term:

  • Online - Synchronous: Course may be completed fully online; some required real-time activities will be held online, as scheduled in the timetable. 
  • Asynchronous: Course may be completed fully online without requirement for participation in scheduled, real-time activities. 
  • In Person: Some course activities will be held on campus at a set time as scheduled in timetable.

Each course will indicate the delivery method in the timetable, below.  Some courses may offer more than one delivery method; these are listed as two distinct lecture sections.  For example, IRE339H1 (Fall term) will offer an in-person lecture section and an online synchronous lecture section.  Students can only enrol in one of these sections.  The in-person sections have lower enrolments to allow the Faculty of Arts and Science to adhere to provincially mandated social distancing protocols.  Students who are  not officially registered  in the in-person lecture section (or waitlisted for an in-person section) will not be allowed to attend the in-person class.  No exceptions.  The Winter session currently lists 2 delivery modes for each course offering.  The in-person course delivery could change to online pending provincial health advisories. The University of Toronto will monitor the situation and make a final determination sometime in the Fall term.  Any changes to the delivery mode will be communicated to students as soon as possible and posted on this page.  Please note that the days and times for IRE courses are unlikely to change at this stage (July 2, 2020).

IRE446H1 Registration instructions are listed here.

Fall 2020
Course Code Title Lecture Section Delivery Day Time
IRE240H1F Introduction to Employment Relations LEC0101 SYNC Tuesday 1 pm to 4 pm
IRE242H1F HRM for IRHR Professionals LEC5101 SYNC Tuesday 5 pm to 8 pm
IRE260H1F Organizational Behaviour LEC5101 ASYNCH Monday 5 pm to 8 pm
IRE339H1F Labour Markets and Public Policy LEC0101 INPER Wednesday 2 pm to 5 pm
IRE339H1F Labour Markets and Public Policy LEC9101 SYNC Wednesday 2 pm to 5 pm
IRE342H1F Finance and Accounting for HR/IR Professionals LEC5101 SYNC Monday 6 pm to 9 pm
IRE348H1F Recruitment and Selection LEC5101 SYNC Wednesday 5 pm to 8 pm
IRE367H1F Compensation LEC5101 SYNC Thursday 5 pm to 8 pm
IRE430H1F Cdn Employment Law & the NonUnion Workplace LEC0101 SYNC Monday 10 am to 12 pm
IRE472H1F Negotiations LEC0101 SYNC Thursday 3 pm to 5 pm
Winter 2021
Course Code Title Lecture Section Delivery Day Time
IRE244H1S Labour Relations LEC6101 SYNC Thursday 6 pm to 9 pm
IRE244H1S Labour Relations LEC5101 INPER Thursday 6 pm to 9 pm
IRE260H1S Organizational Behaviour LEC9101 SYNC Tuesday 1 pm to 4 pm
IRE260H1S Organizational Behaviour LEC0101 INPER Tuesday 1 pm to 4 pm
IRE346H1S HR Planning & Strategy LEC6101 SYNC Tuesday 5 pm to 8 pm
IRE346H1S HR Planning & Strategy LEC5101 INPER Tuesday 5 pm to 8 pm
IRE347H1S Training & Development LEC9101 SYNC Monday 4 pm to 7 pm
IRE347H1S Training & Development LEC0101 INPER Monday 4 pm to 7 pm
IRE378H1S Employment Health LEC6101 SYNC Wednesday 5 pm to 8 pm
IRE378H1S Employment Health LEC5101 INPER Wednesday 5 pm to 8 pm
IRE379H1S Rsch Analytics for IRHR LEC9101 SYNC Wednesday 10 am to 1 pm
IRE379H1S Rsch Analytics for IRHR LEC0101 INPER Wednesday 10 am to 1 pm
IRE431H1S Cdn Labour Law & the Unionized Workplace LEC9101 SYNC Monday 10 am to 12 pm
IRE431H1S Cdn Labour Law & the Unionized Workplace LEC0101 INPER Monday 10 am to 12 pm
IRE446H1S* Working as an Internal Org Consultant LEC9101 SYNC Tuesday 1 pm to 3 pm
IRE446H1S* Working as an Internal Org Consultant LEC0101 INPER Tuesday 1 pm to 3 pm
IRE494H1S Adv Topics:  Discrimination, Harassment and Violence  LEC9101 SYNC Monday 1 pm to 3 pm
IRE494H1S Adv Topics:  Discrimination, Harassment and Violence  LEC0101 INPER Monday 1 pm to 3 pm

*IRE446H1 registration instructions are listed here.

Frequently asked question:   Which program requirements do I need to follow?  The current calendar doesn't match what is listed in Degree Explorer (DEX).

Answer:  The current calendar lists the program requiremets that apply for students who will be admitted to the program in the subsequent spring admission cycle.  This means that the 2020-21 Calendar lists the requirements for students admitted to IRHR in 2021. 

The program requirements that apply to you are those listed on DEX (based on the year you were admitted to the program).

Always use DEX to track your program (and degree!) requirements.  Questions about your degree (including double-counting courses) should be discussed with your Registrar.  Questions about IRHR can be emailed to us.

NOTE:  Transfer credits are not always picked up by DEX.  In these cases, you must email the appropriate academic unit to have the transfer credit added manually to your academic record.

If you have any questions about your program and /or degree the first place to check your status is Degree Explorer.  Degree Explorer is the University of Toronto's degree planning tool where you  can review your academic history, degree requirements or use the planner to determine how future course choices might meet your requirements.  Do not use the current calendar to figure out your program requirements as it  lists the  requirements for students who will be admitted to the program next year.   Degree Explorer is coded with the requirements that belong to you (based on your year of admission to the program).  Link:  https://www.acorn.utoronto.ca/degree_explorer.phphttps://www.acorn.utoronto.ca/degree_explorer.php

Your College Registrar’s office can provide advice and guidance if you encounter academic integrity issues. They are there to help you in a more holistic manner, whether it be to understand how other life factors fit in, or to navigate the issues in conjunction with your other courses and degree completion.

If you require help with the IRHR program and/or IRE course registration you must contact the Program Office at irhr@utoronto.ca for assistance.  Make sure to include your student id number in your email.