2021 Fall/2022 Winter

Planning is underway across the University for fall 2021 at U of T. In his latest message, President Gertler expressed optimism that most academic activities will be able to take place on campus this September. There is also an update from the Provost including information about in-person instruction and supports; research and libraries; and ensuring the health and safety of our community.

Given the importance of in-person learning to the student experience, the Faculty of Arts & Science is planning for most Arts & Science courses to take place in person in September. However, our planning will continue to be informed by Public Health guidance. Read the latest update from Dean Melanie Woodin.

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 2021-22 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 2021-2022 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 2021 Fall and 2022 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.

UofT is planning for a majority of its courses to be offered in-person; however, 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 during the summer.  Any changes to the delivery mode will be communicated to students as soon as possible and posted on this page.  Please note the the IRE course schedule is still preliminary at this time (April 30, 2021).



Fall 2021
Course Code Title Lecture Section Delivery Day - TBA Time - TBA
IRE240H1F Introduction to Employment Relations LEC0101 ONSYNC Day  
IRE260H1F Organizational Behaviour LEC5101 INPER Evening  
IRE339H1F Labour Markets and Public Policy LEC0101 INPER Day  
IRE342H1F Finance and Accounting for HR/IR Professionals LEC5101 INPER Evening  
IRE348H1F Recruitment and Selection LEC5101 INPER Evening  
IRE367H1F Compensation LEC5101 INPER Evening  
IRE430H1F Cdn Employment Law & the NonUnion Workplace LEC0101 INPER Day  
IRE472H1F Negotiations LEC0101 INPER Day  
Winter 2022
Course Code Title Lecture Section Delivery Day Time
IRE242H1S HRM for IRHR Professionals LEC0101 INPER Evening  
IRE244H1S Labour Relations LEC5101 INPER Evening  
IRE260H1S Organizational Behaviour LEC0101 INPER Day  
IRE346H1S HR Planning & Strategy LEC5101 INPER Day  
IRE347H1S Training & Development LEC0101 INPER Day  
IRE378H1S Employment Health LEC5101 INPER Evening  
IRE379H1S Rsch Analytics for IRHR LEC0101 INPER Day  
IRE431H1S Cdn Labour Law & the Unionized Workplace LEC0101 INPER Day  
IRE446H1S* Working as an Internal Org Consultant LEC0101 INPER Day  

*IRE446H1S registration instructions will be listed here by June 15, 2021.


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.