Remembering Eric Cousineau

September 19, 2019 by CIRHR Communications

A message from Director Rafael Gomez:

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of a long-time friend of the Centre and Professor of Compensation, Dr. Eric Cousineau. An expert in his field and mentor to many generations of MIRHR students, we will miss Eric’s presence. Speaking personally, Eric was responsible for my own journey in industrial relations, helping me complete an important paper on NHL player salaries, when I was a graduate student, that ended up becoming part of my PhD thesis. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this moment.

Dr. Cousineau began teaching at the Centre in the 1990s and for over a decade—from 2001 to 2012—taught Consulting in Compensation (IRE 3620) at the Centre, one of the first experiential learning courses in the MIRHR program.

The following was published in The Globe and Mail from Sept. 19 to Sept. 23, 2019, and is reploduced from Legacy:

ERIC CHARLES COUSINEAU 1954 - 2019 Eric passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 14th surrounded by family. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Saint Sheila Moore, his three perfect children, Brian, Sara and Emma, his adored dog, Luna and loved brother, Paul (Judy). Eric will be remembered as a loving and loyal husband, proud father, accomplished teacher and mentor to many. Our deepest gratitude to his team of doctors and the family and friends that have supported him over the years. The family will receive friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles - Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville) for a reception on Sunday, September 22nd from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Donations can be made in Eric's memory to the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences may be forwarded through