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: email@example.com
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.
|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||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 (Note: in October 2020 FAS made the decision to transition the remaining undergraduate in-person instruction in dual-delivery courses online; thus sections that were formerly INPER have been changed to SYNC or ASYNC.)|
|Course Code||Title||Lecture Section||Delivery||Day||Time|
|IRE244H1S||Labour Relations||LEC6101||SYNC||Thursday||6 pm to 9 pm|
|IRE244H1S||Labour Relations||LEC5101||Thursday||6 pm to 9 pm|
|IRE260H1S||Organizational Behaviour||LEC9101||ASYNC||Tuesday||1 pm to 4 pm|
|IRE260H1S||Organizational Behaviour||LEC0101||Tuesday||1 pm to 4 pm|
|IRE346H1S||HR Planning & Strategy||LEC6101||SYNC||Tuesday||5 pm to 8 pm|
|IRE346H1S||HR Planning & Strategy||LEC5101||Tuesday||5 pm to 8 pm|
|IRE347H1S||Training & Development||LEC9101||SYNC||Monday||4 pm to 7 pm|
|IRE347H1S||Training & Development||LEC0101||Monday||4 pm to 7 pm|
|IRE378H1S||Employment Health||LEC6101||SYNC||Wednesday||5 pm to 8 pm|
|IRE378H1S||Employment Health||LEC5101||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||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||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||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||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 firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. Make sure to include your student id number in your email.