Announcing the Results of the Inter-University Negotiation Competition 2020

March 2, 2020 by Bob Thompson

UofT dominated at the Inter-University Negotiation Competition 2020, hosted at Seneca College on February 29th.

The annual event is intended to test students’ bargaining skills.This year, in addition to our MIRHR students, it included representatives from the MIR program at Queen's University and Graduate Certificate students from Seneca College. The event consisted of a multi-party industrial relations problem based on the health care industry. Each student portrayed a unique role and faced off with a combination of other students in one of four negotiation rooms.

The Centre’s MIRHR students placed first in the competition, followed by Seneca College and Queen’s. 

Two of our students, Briana Richard and Arielle Shaul were recognized for being the top performers among their multi-party group.

Five of our students, Jennifer D'Souza, Kelly Kwon, Kelsey Weiler and Rana Al Semaani achieved the top score in their role category. And three of those same students, Jennifer, Kelsey and Rana were recognized for being a part of the group that achieved the top solution to the problem.

Our team of 11 high-performing students, combined from IRE1635 Collective Bargaining and IRE1338 Law of the Workplace, devoted much energy to preparing and completing the competition. The team consisted of:

  • D'Souza, Jennifer
  • Kwon, Kelly
  • Lewis-Morden, Jordan
  • Murray, Emmel Joseph
  • Richard, Briana
  • Shaul, Arielle
  • Weiler, Kelsey
  • Al Semaani, Rana
  • Bone, Allison
  • Gleeson, Karen
  • Mathews, Holly

Thanks to the support from Rafael and the Centre. As always the staff at the Centre were so supportive. Much credit should go to our students, who act as such great ambassadors. They were the consummate specialists in their field.

Bob Thompson is the instructor for IRE1635 Collective Bargaining and IRE1338 Law of the Workplace. He has been teaching at the Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources since 2007.