A recent lunch at the Faculty Club was a great opportunity for an in-depth discussion on career planning and the bridge between academics and practice for PhD students at the CIRHR.
Organizing a lunch with a professor in the field of Industrial Relations and Human Resourcehas become a tradtition the PhD students look forward to. In December 2018, they met with Dr. Angela Hildyard, of the Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education at OISE, U of T. Dr. Hilyard is the former Vice-President, Human Resources and Equity at the University of Toronto and currently serves as special adviser to the president and provost. She spoke to doctoral students about her role as a senior Academic negotiator and about labour relations issues here at the university.
Jennifer Harmer, 2018-2019 CIRHR PhD student representative, organized the lunch. “It is difficult to imagine a better afternoon," she says. "The opportunity to participate in a great conversation, receive mentorship, and to visit this historic venue – it is an experience that I will reflect on for many years to come.”